Learn more about what it takes to make a career change into tech. Here are stories from folx sharing about their transition into tech.
I spent 15 years toiling away in a research library before I learned that I could make more than double the pay doing similar work in data in the tech industry AND the benefits are amazing. I did a little upskilling. Learned SQL and Python on my own. I talked to a few friends in tech and they helped me get interviews at my current company. I know it can take longer for other people, but it was a natural progression for me once I made up my mind to do it. :) (This is a test)
I worked as a contractor for most of my life, helping people frame up houses and build their kitchen cabinets. But then one day a friend of mine started talking about his startup and I was trying to figure out what kind of motor that was. He said it wasn't a motor at all but a company. I started to get really interested in every tech related and even went to school for an associates in CS (I never went to college). I like things old school, so I learned C, C++, C# and PHP. Now I work in DevOps and never touch wood. (This is a test)
I was a backup dancer for a pretty famous performing artist, but I cannot reveal them here. Anyways, as part of my dancing career, I got a little famous putting videos on TikTok and IG. I started to get more interested in the video editing and tech side of the influencing than the actual influencing, and to be honest, I was getting pretty tired of dancing (it puts a lot of strain on your body after a while). So I did a bootcamp and they helped me get interviews and a new job in tech. I make more than I was making as an influencer, but I don't get as many likes. :/ (This is a test.)
Answer the following dropdowns and share a paragraph or two about how you made the transition to tech. Consider the listed questions while writing your story.