I thought I’d share this helpful resource for people I know that have no background in tech → but want to find a career in the space.
It’s an exciting space, but depending on who you ask: “There is no room for non-engineers.”
Now I’m studying Finance and Computer Science. But by no means am I trying to be a senior software engineer. I like how code works, I’m not the best or that in love with writing it out.
And that is the first step before you go out and search for your dream job. You must understand yourself before you can even begin hoping that other people (recruiters) understand you.
How to find what you like?
This is probably a larger topic that requires several books to fully explain. So I’ll just use my experiential bias.
I think learning by doing is the only way to fully figure out yourself.
I’ve made the mistake/experience of living vicariously through other’s stories and hearing all about what they have done and had to say. Through this, I’ve picked up a lot of advice that is useful.
But the caveat is that no advice is useful unless you do anything about it. That took me a while to learn. All of that motion talking to people is useless and distracting until you make the change.
Figuring out yourself is a journey. I call it life. You are flexible. Your passions, your goals, your beliefs — everything is subject to change. *Never subscribe to sunk costs (learned that in accounting lecture).
In life, you’ll (simplified) really find yourself in a balance between:
- Sticking with what you know
- Trying out new things
It’s the same professionally. Constantly iterate and never be satisfied.