1. Explore for free
2. Build your online presence
You probably already have an Instagram or Twitter account, however, are you on LinkedIn? Building a professional social presence online is important, as some employers use it for recruitment, research and sifting.
3. Network with tech professionals
Join online webinars, meetups, or events in your area to hear first-hand from people in the field what roles look like in the real world so that you can get out there and network. The Eventbrite website, London Tech Meetups website and the Meet Up website are all good places to start.
4. Make a plan
You’ve got a taste of what roles are out there, have done some networking, and have an eye on the career you’ve identified as right for you using the “Where do I belong in Tech?” quiz on the Generation UK website. Now it’s time to create a plan of how you will get the qualifications and experience you need to enter the industry. There are lots of routes in – including Apprenticeships and Traineeships – so explore these too.
5. Start applying
If you have the qualifications or experience you need, then take a look at the Hackajob website to find the right role for you. If you are looking for an opportunity to simultaneously work and learn then it may be worth exploring apprenticeships on the Gov.uk website website. And the Generation UK website offer 4 – 12-week free bootcamps to help you upskill with a guaranteed job interview at the end.