Diversity

Although people in the tech industry often work remotely, they are not just the geeky, awkward nerd type. Tech is filled with people from all walks of life.

As the industry is driven by innovation, it needs to attract people from different backgrounds.

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Is Tech the Right Career for You?

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The majority of tech roles can be divided into these categories:

  • System managers, analysts, administrators. They operate the IT systems and ensure compliance with the companies goals.
  • Data scientists and researchers use their technical knowledge to solve problems.
  • Programmers and developers build applications of solutions.
  • IT support assists and solves internal and external company problems.
  • Customer-facing technical roles, such and customer engineers, solutions architects, or customer success managers.
  • Evangelists are influencers who spread their knowledge to large audiences.

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The fast pace can feel exhausting but can also be exhilarating. It means more opportunities and quick growth in the short term.

Big tech corporations may offer an internship that can lead to a permanent job, but landing these roles is not easy.

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A tech expert can do a lot to give back to society.

  • For example, the health care industry relies on tech innovations, such as remote patient consultation or diagnostic testing.
  • There is also a demand for tech professionals interested in protecting our planet, including addressing climate change, optimising waste collection and recycling or reducing carbon emissions.

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Be open to continuous learning

Tech industry jobs are expected to grow significantly in the next few years. If you want to consider this career path, You need to know that it is continually changing.

You have to be comfortable that your expertise may become obsolete in a few years. It would be best if you were ready to adjust and change with tech.

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The World Economic Forum released a report that gave an estimate of 85 million jobs will be displaced by the year 2025, between humans and machines. However, this is not to scare us.

Thanks to the advances in technology many business processes are able to be conducted with the less marginal error or human error. Varying industries now use chatbots that have NLP (Natural Language Processing) while others use RPA (Robotic Process Automation).

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So what gives people gravitas? “A sense of weight, importance and power,” said Brett. “Someone serious, whose words you listen to, someone you trust and respect.” And those who didn’t possess it? “Lightweights, people who talk too much or joke around. Or worse, the ones who spin the truth so you don’t know whether to trust them.”

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Languishing

When you start in your career, you may sometimes feel as if you're languishing. You may feel a lack of meaning and a desire to belong emotionally.

Languishing thoughts may include:

  • "I'd rather do something else, but I don't know what."
  • "I'm okay with the work but not particularly excited."
  • "I don't love my job, nor do I hate it. I'm grateful to have it."

There are steps you can take to stop languishing and start flourishing in your career.

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