If you’re looking for a career in the tech space, Generation UK (external websites) have some top tips for you…
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. Find out more about using the platform (external website).
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. Eventbrite (external website), London Tech Meetups (external website) and Meet Up (external 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 (external 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 job site Hackajob (external 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 (external website) website. And Generation (external website) offer 4 – 12-week free bootcamps to help you upskill with a guaranteed job interview at the end.