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General Discussion

What is the quickest track to be employment ready?

I don't come from a tech background at all, but am interested in the opportunities that may come from some study. I'd like to get my foot in the door sooner than later.

What is the quickest track to be employment ready? I fully intend to continue building my skill base in other areas.

2 Answers

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

Its probably not a good idea to base your decision on what is the quickest. Even if you manage to get a job related to that track, you probably wont last very long if you hate what you are doing

I suggest exploring several tracks and finding which one you like most. Maybe try the first few courses in Front End, then do a iOS/Android course or two to get a taste of mobile development, then try some backend stuff like PHP. That will give you a good idea of what you enjoy most.

Doing a track you enjoy would probably go twice as fast as doing a track you cant get into because it does not appeal to you

Kelly Hayes
Kelly Hayes
1,021 Points

I was going to ask a question similar to that one but you answered it very well, thanks :)

Greg Kitchin
Greg Kitchin
31,138 Points

The advantage of exploring the different tracks as well means you have at least some idea behind some of the processes with each discipline. Even if you don't decide to go into that field, having some knowledge in say web design when you want to be a programmer, means you might later on be better equipped to at least do some HTML is asked.

Stone Preston
Stone Preston
42,016 Points

Definitely. These days developers are expected to know many facets of development. Not necessarily complete knowlege of the full stack, but at least a general idea

While I agree with Stone's original answer, I also think Adam's question is valid. I would expand on his question by asking what positions are in the highest demand currently, so newbies can have a better idea where to focus their energies?