You will be surprised about the top 10 tech-related questions i get to answer weekly

Are you considering a tech career but unsure where to start? You're not alone! This comprehensive guide tackles the most common questions newbies have, providing a clear roadmap for your tech journey.

You will be surprised about the top 10 tech-related questions i get to answer weekly
Photo by Wonderlane / Unsplash

You're not alone if you're thinking about changing careers or pursuing a job in technology. Many people want to learn technology because they perceive the need and opportunity.

💡
This guide contains extra information on frequently asked technical questions. It will help you understand what to expect when you begin your IT journey. 
  • What are the different tech skills? Tech offers a treasure chest of skills you can learn, from coding languages like Python and JavaScript for building software or websites to data analysis, design (UX/UI), product management, or even technical writing. There's something for everyone! Don't worry if coding seems scary – many tech roles, like marketing or sales, don't require it.
  • Where do I start in the tech field? : Think about what you're good at, what you enjoy, and what excites you within the tech domain. Research job descriptions and industry insights to understand different tech roles' daily responsibilities and demands. Betakopa's vibrant Discord community (more on that later!) is a great place to connect with others and learn more.
  • What skills do I need to do well in tech? : To excel in tech, you'll need a blend of technical skills like coding and problem-solving, alongside soft skills such as communication, adaptability, and a willingness to learn and collaborate.
  • Do I have to have expensive tools and equipment? : You don't need a fancy computer to start! Utilise your smartphone for social media management, graphic design with free apps, or even video editing. Offer your skills to friends, family, or local organizations to gain experience and build your portfolio. Focus on mastering the skills first, and upgrade your tools as you progress.
  • How long does it take to become a tech expert? : How long it takes to become a tech expert depends on your chosen path, your dedication, and how quickly you learn. Remember, tech is constantly changing, so lifelong learning is key to staying relevant and at the top of your game.
  • Should I know how to code? : Absolutely not! Many in-demand tech roles do not require coding expertise. Explore the world of tech without writing a line of code.
  • How do I find the best tech field for me? : Consider your strengths, interests, and what kind of work excites you. Read job descriptions and articles to understand the day-to-day work involved.
  • What's the best way to get tech-savvy? : There isn't just one "best" way. Pick a way that works for you: structured or community learning. These offer direction and help, but they may not be as adaptable. Try self-paced learning as well.
  • How do I make a good resume to show off my skills? : Create a personal portfolio, make a website, look at data, or create graphics on your own time, even if it's just for fun. Volunteer to work either in open-source or non-profit projects. When you work as a freelancer, even small jobs can help you build your resume.
  • I worry that I will fail. What if I am not good enough? : It's okay to feel scared sometimes, but don't let it stop you. Don't forget: Everybody starts somewhere: Tech experts who are now experts in their fields were once newbies too.

Attitudes you should have when coming into tech

While having the right tools is cool, tech success requires a specific skillset:

  • "Can Do" Attitude: When problems pop up, tackle them head-on with a positive spirit!
  • Adaptability: Tech is always evolving, so be ready to learn and grow along with it.
  • ️‍Problem-Solving: Hone your detective skills to identify and conquer complex challenges.
  • Communication: Working in tech is all about collaboration. Clear communication is key to sharing ideas and working effectively with your team.

At Betakopa, we're passionate about helping individuals, thrive in the modern tech world. We offer exciting programs and initiatives to fuel your tech journey.  Sign up for updates and join our vibrant Discord community to connect with fellow tech enthusiasts. Let's work together to empower the next generation of tech innovators!

💡
Don't be afraid to start, look around, and make your own way!

Learn more about our programs and initiatives at Betakopa, Sign up for updates and join our Discord community

Together, let's empower teenagers to thrive in the modern era.