How to break into the tech industry for career changers in 2023

Changing careers can be as daunting as it can be exciting. While the possibility of exploring unchartered territory comes with a sense of enthusiasm and anticipation, the risks and challenges that come with cannot be ignored.

Last updated
January 6, 2023

If you’re considering a switch to move into the tech industry, it is crucial to develop the skills needed to land a foot in the hirer’s door. Even as  the demand for roles like data analysts and software engineers continues to remain relatively buoyant  with each passing year,  the recent tech layoffs have made the industry more competitive than ever. Here are a few helpful resources that will  help you transition into a tech role.

Free Online Resources

With the proliferation of high-quality online content, people looking to career switch now have more options than ever to kickstart their upskilling or reskilling journey.

Several companies like Springboard, Codecademy, Khan Academy and more offer free courses that can be completed online. From the fundamentals to advanced-level coding, these courses are a great way to hone your tech skills and make your way into a lucrative and fulfilling industry. Do note that many of these online programs do not provide as much personalised guidance, so the onus will be on you to stay the course and learn as much as you can.

Entrylevel.net

Entrylevel.net works with industry experts to develop educational content for people to gain tech project experience in areas like product management and digital marketing. The courses are usually 6 weeks long, and teach the basics of the most employable tech roles. With frequent quizzes and assessments, you can effectively update your resume and attend interviews for tech jobs within a month.   

One of the best features of Entrylevel.net’s courses is the experiential learning designed by experienced professionals. A lead mentor is assigned to each experience and they manage the overall workflow to get the best out of students. Besides learning the necessary skills, you will also learn how to present your projects in a sleek portfolio, making  your application more impressive.

What’s more? Instead of thousands of dollars, Entrylevel.net charges a low base price to make the course affordable to all. Upon timely completion of the course, you have the option to opt-in for some premium perks. If not, you can get a full refund of your course fees!

Check out their blogpost on tech careers for a guide to how you can pursue one.

Rocket Academy            

Our Coding Bootcamp course is mainly taught in Javascript and Python and runs for 4-months for the full-time course and 8-months for the part-time course. At the end of the course, students can expect to showcase 4 unique projects in their portfolio. On top of technical skills, Bootcamp also provides our students with the opportunity  to network with tech leaders on a regular basis through webinars. Plus, as our curriculum concentrates on coding concepts, we ensure  key software engineering topics with high relevance in today’s industry are covered. With unlimited interview prep and high-value networking, we make it easier for you to build a unique project portfolio and land a job as a software engineer.

you’re interested in joining the Coding Bootcamp and giving your tech career a timely boost, you can apply here or get started with our Fundamentals course first.

There are many more resources online that can help you prepare for a change in careers. Make the most of them and you will soon enjoy the perks that come with a job in tech. 

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