Getting into tech with no degree?
Today Blog is a little different in this Blog. We take a look at how to can come into the Tech Industry with having any degree. Yes, you heard it correct. We see that how to can become a software developer or digital market expert without having any degree, so let begin.
Some more prominent companies go only for candidates with a four-year degree. Others look at the technical skills of their candidates more than what degrees they have earned. In a Forbes article, “15 great jobs that don’t require a four-year degree,” a recruiter says that candidates’ code samplings and their fit with the work culture mattered most to his company. “Of the people we hired, I had no idea who had a degree or not. If we liked them and thought they were cool and they wrote good-quality code, that’s all that mattered.”
So, you could teach yourself some tech. Programmers need to learn new coding languages to keep up with technology changes. Once you’ve picked up enough, you could go to a small company and ask for an apprentice-like role, stressing you are going to learn more on the job. They probably appreciate your initiative and may give you a job.
Teaching yourself using online courses, taking on small projects, and getting to work as an assistant to a freelancer can help you learn by yourself.
You may teach yourself, but it is challenging to land a tech job without experience. The best thing to do is to take up tech-related tasks at your current firm. For example, offer to help design, build, and promote your company’s website. This helps builds up your profile for a tech company job.
Another approach is going to a disruptor company that has reshaped your industry and is posing a risk to your company and your job. They may be able to use you. A mashable.com article gives the example of a radio salesperson who was laid off by his company but who got a job selling ads for the Internet radio Pandora.
You are positioning yourself as an innovator who pays dividends. You don’t necessarily have to be a technology innovator. For example, if you can forge a strategy to improve the marketing of a product or devise a marketable product, you show your talent for innovation, which no tech firm can fail to appreciate.