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  1. 1. #DevFestIlorin #DevFestIlorin22 #devfest
  2. 2. Getting into Tech From a Non-Tech Background
  3. 3. WhoAmI? • Instructor @ Linkedin Learning • Project Manager, Spendify Technologies • Community Mgr/Technical Writer • Co founder, Flip Financial & The Mind Interest • Lover of GOOD FOOD
  4. 4. Yes or Yes? Tech opportunities come with some amazing goodies: flexibility, nice salary, career development, building for millions of users, team bonding/workations.
  5. 5. Opportunity for Non-Tech talents As the tech field keep evolving, space for non tech roles keep sprouting out. Let’s Dive In
  6. 6. Check what you already know 1 Some skills you already have are transferable, such as your experience and your soft skills. Job examples: HR, Sales, accounting, CX Skills: Research, PM, Presentation/writing skills,
  7. 7. i ii iii 2. Which Tech Role are you Qualified For? CX Manager Related Background: Customer Service, Sales, Management Consulting Project Manager Writing/Documentation Related Background: Business Administration, Statistics/Mathemati cs, etc Related Background: English, Mass Communication
  8. 8. Management Softwares, Office suite/Google workspace, Chatter, Researching, Copywriting, Interviewing, User journey mapping writing/communication skills, collaboration with cross functional teams, storytelling, empathy, patience, ability to explain complex topics in plain words. Your Existing Technical Skills Your Existing Soft Skills
  9. 9. Lost? Let’s Recap Check what you already know. Which Tech Role are you Qualified For?
  10. 10. Bring a Useable Knowledge from another Industry 3 If you have for instance a career in the healthcare industry and you are transition into tech, your experience/knowledge is very useful in a tech company that is serving the healthcare industry. Teachers >>> Edtech Accountant >>> Fintech
  11. 11. 4. Make use of the Opportunity This is the time to connect the dot. Impress the hiring manager, referencing your past challenges and how it is relevant in their organization. How will your skill and experience align with the company’s need?
  12. 12. • Learn the tech language - it is important you show that you are quick to adapt to new environment. • Be up to date • Network • Don’t undermine the power of Community - Join One and be relevant. Don’t leave out these part
  13. 13. 1. Do not be scared to Iterate 2. Seek a Mentor (Don’t stop at “Hi”) 3. Self Learn, don’t be waiting for spoon feeding 4. Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn 5. Don’t stop, Do Something 6. Make noise (talk about what you do, showcase yourself). Key To Grow
  14. 14. A beautiful read Succeeding in tech as a non-technical person: How these 20 pros did it : https://www.benjamindada.com/succeeding- tech-non-technical-person-20-experts/
  15. 15. Questions?
  16. 16. Thank You! Anticipate my next course on Linkedin Learning, “Svelte + Firebase”.

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