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  • Writer's pictureDini Habib

Embarking on a Tech Career: No Computer Science Degree? No Problem!


The technology sector, known for its dynamic nature and rapid growth, offers so many opportunities for those passionate about innovation and problem-solving. However, a common misconception is that a tech career is off-limits to those without a computer science degree or coding experience 🤨


Take Clu’s own CTO for example,   

This image is a speech bubble, containing a quote from Clu's CTO, Cayelan Mendoza. It reads "Ten years ago, I was a university drop-out working for the Australian Government investigating fraudulent marriages in Vietnam. I felt unfulfilled and curious about technology. Without a computer science degree, I started learning coding through online resources in my free time and started building my first mobile game. Fast forward to today, I'm working as a full-time CTO. My journey proves that with determination and effort, anyone can leap into tech. It's not the degree that matters; it's the skills you bring to the table and your willingness to continuously learn and adapt."

 🤩 Let's debunk this myth with our partner, HyperionDev and explore how you can carve out your niche in the tech world, irrespective of your academic background.  


1. Understand the Breadth of Tech Roles 💻

It's crucial to understand that the tech industry is vast, with roles that cater to a wide range of skills and interests. From product management and UX/UI design to sales, marketing, and data analysis, there's a spectrum of tech jobs that don't require you to be a coding expert. Identifying where your interests lie within these fields can be a fantastic starting point.  


2. Leverage Transferable Skills 💼

Reflect on the skills you've gained from past experiences, whether from work, hobbies, or education and consider how they can be applied in a tech context. Skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and communication are highly valued in tech roles. Highlighting these transferable skills on your CV and articulating them well during interviews can significantly boost your chances of breaking into the industry.  


3. Embrace Learning and Development 📈

While you may not start with a coding background, the willingness to learn is paramount in the tech industry. There are many resources available for self-study, such as online courses, boot camps like the ones offered by Hyperion Dev, and tutorials. Additionally, you can get paid to learn by joining apprenticeship schemes. Dedicating the time to learn the basics of coding or understanding the fundamentals of digital technologies can make you a more competitive candidate.  


4. Network and Connect 🌏

Networking can be a valuable tool when starting a new career or transitioning to a different one. Attending tech meetups, webinars, and conferences is an excellent way to connect with industry professionals. Participating in online forums and communities can also provide valuable insights and opportunities to learn from others' experiences. Networking can open doors to mentorships, internships, and job opportunities that you may not find through traditional job searches.  


5. Gain Practical Experience for a tech career👩🏽‍💻👨‍💻

Look for opportunities to gain practical experience, such as internships, volunteering for tech projects, or contributing to open-source projects. This hands-on experience is invaluable and can often serve as a bridge to full-time employment. Even creating your own projects can demonstrate your initiative and passion for technology to potential employers!


6. Why not try one of HyperionDev's Coding Courses?  

For those eager to delve deeper into coding, enrolling in a respected institution like HyperionDev can offer significant advantages. HyperionDev offers a variety of coding courses tailored to individuals at different stages of their tech journey. In partnership with Clu, we empower individuals to set themselves up for success and break into the tech sector. Whether you're a complete beginner or aiming to upskill, their comprehensive courses cover essential programming languages, web development, data science, and more. 


👂🏼Hear what HyperionDev's Employer Partnerships Manager, Harus A. has to say 👇

Image is a speech bubble from HyperionDev's Employer Partnerships Manager, Harus Azar. It reads "At HyperionDev, we see countless students transform their careers and lives through our coding courses. One of our core beliefs is that a passion for technology and commitment to learning outweigh any traditional educational paths. For instance, we have had numerous people come into the course with no prior coding experience, who have enrolled into our software engineering or Data Science skills bootcamps. 3-6 months after completion, we have seen a substantial amount of our learners/graduates secure roles in the ever-growing Tech and Data sectors in roles such as Software engineer and Junior Data scientist. This is a testament to the fact that the tech industry is accessible to everyone, regardless of their starting point. Our programs are designed to make this transition as smooth and effective as possible."

  🚀 HyperionDev's commitment to learning ensures that even those without a technical background can master the skills needed to thrive in a tech career. With expert mentors, personalised feedback, and real-world projects, students are well-equipped to transition into tech roles upon completion.  


🔗 To explore HyperionDev's coding courses and kickstart your journey into the tech industry, visit their website. Embrace the opportunity to transform your career path and join the innovative world of technology. 


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