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Career Transition into Tech: Everything you Need to Know

July 6th, 2021
Changing careers is a big step. So... how do you know it's time to change?

You’ll need to go backwards before moving forward: study again, be an intern again, and finally, your efforts will start paying off.

So if you’re bored or upset with your current job, make sure you’re not just tired and need holidays! Or maybe a new challenge in another company.

However, if you’re having those feelings for a while (months? years?) and in more than one job, if your daily tasks are not what you imagined they would be, and you’re not even close to receiving the salary you deserve - regardless of how awesome you are at what you’re doing…

Plus you feel too young and ambitious to accept this is all you’re going to get...

Then a career transition may be what you need!

But… What kind of career?

Why a career in tech?

Few other industries have so much to offer!

High demand means high pay

The tech industry is growing (yes, a bit slower than expected due to Covid, but still, we can’t say 2020 was a bad year for tech) which means tech professionals are in high demand.

And high demand means... high salaries. 🤑🤑

You’ll never be bored again

Not only is this industry at the forefront of research, development, and innovation, but also there is a huge variety of work available. 

Popular areas within the tech industry include Software Development, Quality Assurance, Machine Learning, DevOps, Data Science.

And, while tech is an industry by itself, it overlaps with all of the others! 

So why not try to combine your previous knowledge and experience with tech? 

Having deep knowledge in two distinctive areas can help you become a very unique and sought after professional!

Meaningful work

Not only will you find several job opportunities, but your work will be meaningful: you’ll be contributing to the development of technologies other people will benefit from, but also because this industry actually changes the way the world works!

And you’re going to be a part of that change! 🔥🔥

No need to go back to uni

You won’t even have to go back to university to start your new career.

In just a few months you’ll have the specialized skills and hands-on experience employers need by attending a tech academy/bootcamp.

So why don’t students simply choose a tech academy education instead of a traditional college degree?

A three-year degree program includes much more than just programming courses, such as statistics and algebra, while a tech academy goes straight to the point and teaches you just what you need to start a career in a specific tech area.

And while these courses can help you be a better programmer, it doesn’t mean you won’t be able to become an excellent professional without them.

In fact, according to a study by Indeed, which surveyed 1000 HR managers and technical recruiters at US companies, 72% of employers “think bootcamp graduates are just as prepared and likely to be high performers as candidates with computer science degrees”.

Moreover, big tech companies, such as Google and Microsoft are among the companies which hire bootcamp graduates, according to the State of the Coding Bootcamp Market Report 2020

And so do we, at KWAN!

Presenting Salesforce Academy

Since tech professionals are in high demand and data shows that, with proper training, professionals from other areas can thrive in tech.

And so, the training program Salesforce Academy was born.

What does the Salesforce Academy offer?

  • A Training Program in the north of Portugal;

  • Cost allowance for the duration of the academy;

  • Guaranteed job at the end of the academy for the best students.

What do we look for in a candidate?

  • Have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in any field (preferably Mathematics, Business or Engineering);

  • Have an interest in technology;

  • Have a good command of English.

What will you be trained for?

At the end of the academy you’ll be ready to become a Salesforce Administrator!

...and what is salesforce?

Salesforce is a customer relationship management solution that gives every business team⁠—from sales and marketing to commerce, service, and beyond—a single, shared view of every customer.” - trailhead.salesforce.com

As a Salesforce Administrator you’ll be bridging the gap between business and technology!

In practice, this means automating complex business processes, creating reports and dashboards, and training users on Salesforce. Plus, you’ll be supporting other departments, such as sales and marketing, using the Salesforce platform to agilize, measure and automate their tasks.

And because so many companies from across different sectors use Salesforce (from retailers, nonprofits, financial services, healthcare providers, software companies, and service delivery companies) the platform currently predicts a 400% annual growth on the demand for salesforce administrators.

So if you’re considering a career transition into tech, this opportunity may be just what you’re looking for! 

Send me your cv to lucia@kwan.pt and we’ll get in touch with more details.


See you at the Academy! 👋👋

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