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Anyone who has tried to find a job, regardless of the field, knows that it is easier to get a job with decent pay if they have a related degree. It is so important that job postings specify the degree requirements for applicants to be considered for a job.
Many people know that it is possible to get work in certain fields even without a degree. It is not uncommon for people to change careers (not just their jobs but their careers) more than once in their lives. This shows that the subject that interests them most when they enter college at 18 may not be their passion.
As we age, gain new experiences and discover new interests, it makes sense that our career goals can change. It is not always possible to return to school to earn another degree. Usually, a career shift means looking for other opportunities to gain the experience you need.
Tech is one field where a degree can be helpful but not always necessary. We’ve all heard the stories about the greatest names in technology (Bill Gates and Steve Jobs). Although they launched their empires without a degree in technology, even if you don’t want to be a global leader, it is possible to get a job as a tech worker without four years of school. It takes hard work, determination, creativity, and hard work but it is possible.
These options are available to help you improve your skills and impress employers if you have your sights set on a career in technology.
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1. Learn to improve your skills in your spare time
You don’t have to go to school for IT. You can find a wealth of information on the Internet that will help you learn about any specialty you want, including tutorials, blogs, online classes, and active communities. You can spend your time reading, watching, and absorbing as much as possible.
2. Start anywhere — Anywhere
One of the most interesting things about applying for tech jobs, is that many interviews include a practical component. This means that you will be given the chance to demonstrate your skills by solving a problem or showing a process to the hiring managers. It’s not enough to have a basic knowledge of the job, but you must also have practical experience.
Start by purchasing some inexpensive equipment that can be used at home. Then, you can start to learn new skills. You can also expand your business beyond your basement, since credibility is a key aspect of landing a job. To show employers that your skills are valuable and serious, you can volunteer to help a local non profit revamp its website.
Continue to Land your First Tech Job Without a Tech Degree Part 2.