4 Different Ways You Can Get Experience in the Tech Industry

Tomasz Dobrowolski
2 min readJan 5, 2022

Breaking into Tech is challenging. Especially with no prior experience.

Here are 4 ways you can find experience in the industry.

Get the professional experience yourself

If no one will give you experience, go get it yourself.

Many small businesses need help transforming their business online. Usually with small budgets that just need to form an online presence.

Start with people you know, speak to your friends, and ask if they know anyone who could use your newly learned skills.

This could be a new logo, website, an app. The list is endless! Put yourself out there.

Find a side-door

Not able to leave full-time work to pursue a career change? Find a side door.

Say you want to become a developer. You could look for a job that is known to accept people with no experience in the industry.

One example is a Service Desk Analyst.

This is typically a customer-facing role, which will give you some tech experience.

Use this opportunity to learn and network for your desired role.

Boot-camps

Boot-camps are high-intensive, short-term courses that normally last 3 months.

A boot camp aims to pack in as much industry knowledge into a 3-month course.

This is great for people who do not have the time to invest in a 3–4 year university course, but you’ll need 3 months of spare time to do this.

University

This is a popular method for breaking into a new industry because employers often list a relevant degree as a job requirement.

If you already have a degree under your belt from a different industry, you could explore a master’s degree.

Take your time. Enjoy the process

All of these approaches will give you experience to put on your cv. This is vital to your success in getting an entry-level role.

Take it day by day. Be proud of yourself for taking the initiative to change industry.

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Tomasz Dobrowolski

I break down Software Engineering and Tech concepts | Backend Engineer 🐘