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Not sure where to start? 

Everyone has a unique background and starting point when it comes to pursuing a career in tech. That's why we've created a series of phases to help you identify where you are in your journey and find the resources that will best support you. Start building your career in tech today with our guidance and support.

Phase 1: Self-assessment

  • Reflect on your strengths, interests, and values

  • Consider your long-term goals and what motivates you *Extremely important* 

  • Research different career options to see which ones align with your strengths and interests

    • Check out the Roles pages to get an understanding of what roles may best suit you.​

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Phase 2: Information gathering

  • Research different industries and careers to learn more about their day-to-day tasks, required skills, and potential salaries â€‹â€‹â€‹

    • Check out the Roles pages to get an understanding roles and potential salaries

  • Talk to people who work in the fields you're interested in to get their perspective

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Phase 3: Career development

  • Take steps to gain the skills and experience needed for your chosen career

  • This may involve earning a degree or certification, gaining work experience, or networking with professionals in your field

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Phase 4: Networking and job search

  • Connect with professionals in the new field through events, online groups, and networking platforms

    • Leverage your community to network ​

    • Attend out Events to connect and meet with other SOMOS.tech members

  • Search for job openings that match your skills and experience

  • Apply for jobs and follow up with recruiters

    • Check out our Resume for tips and tricks ​

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Phase 5: Interview preparation

  • Research the company and the specific role you're applying for

  • Practice your answers to common interview questions

  • Prepare any materials you may need for the interview, such as portfolio work or code samples

    • Check out our Interview page for tips and tricks​

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Phase 6: Interview and follow-up

  • Attend the interview and be prepared to discuss your transferable skills and experience, as well as your motivation for pursuing a career in the new field

  • Follow up with the hiring manager to thank them for their time and reiterate your interest in the role

    • Check out our Interview for a sample thank you letter​

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