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Tech roles like software engineer, product manager and product designer are highly paid and offer great opportunities for career growth Also, there are lots of remote work opportunities for professionals in the tech space, which means you get to work with companies abroad and earn in foreign currency.

So If you’re thinking of a career change, here are 6 tips that can help you break into the tech industry without any experience:

1. Take on technical projects: Work on side projects within your current role, or in your free time, to expose yourself to the field. Getting concrete experience under your belt is the best way to build your portfolio.

Technical Project

Technical Project

2. Learn more tech skills: Interact with people in tech the sector to find out which tech courses you can learn. Some great courses are offered online. If programming is more your thing, the first thing anyone should do is learn HTML and maybe even some JavaScript. YouTube, Udemy and W3Schools are great places to start.

 

Tech Skills

Tech Skills

3. Look to startups: Startups tend to focus more on training and exposing candidate potential, rather than focus on academic background. They look for well-rounded individuals to help them grow to the next level. Having marketable skills, in addition to some background in tech, could be the exact mix of element these firms look for in a candidate.

Startups

Startups

4. Find a mentor: Collaborating with someone who is tech-savvy is a great way to develop your skills. You can get first hand knowledge from an experienced person in the industry. Find someone who you could learn from, and alternatively who could learn from you. Mentoring is a two-way street.

Mentor

Mentor

5. Immerse yourself: There is no way around hard work. Immerse yourself in the industry. Network with other like-minded individuals, attend a technology conference and read as much as you can on the topic. Websites like Techvibes offer great starting points for exploration in this industry.

Immerse

Immerse

 

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