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What's One Thing You Wish You Knew Before Starting A Career In Tech?

If you were asked this what would be your response?

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Rick Booth

It seems like University is justified by saying it teaches people how to learn, but I've met plenty of graduates who struggle to take the next step and start using initiative to figure out complex problems rather than relying on source code/tutors etc.

I used to think Maths would be quite important in software/web development but from the last few years working in the industry I can't say I've ever needed to do any massively complex math. I've needed to do complex logic but that seems to be more common sense/experience based over complex equations.

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Deja Hodge

All the paths I could take and the fact that I can learn on my own for free but I just have to be diligent and focus on one end goal! I'm still struggling to stick to one path and trying not to do too much... There's so much to learn and it's overwhelming!

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When ppl say learn one language (you like ) and stick to it they are not kidding. Dont reveal a lot in group interviews, people arent kind.Learn what Agile is lol. IT industry is very busy.You need tough skin working in a man's world, so that's not just the IT industry to be fair. There are people that dont care for emotions, infact they might even pretend to care for emotions.

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Lucas Olivera • Edited

I was going to write the same but you were faster haha. I'm a tester today an I didn't have to go to a university.

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Maria Zaitseva

You won't be surrounded by experts that always know what they're doing.

In fact there will be so much guesswork going on you'd better stop being embarrassed by that soon.

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Gift Egwuenu

Well, I feel you on this I didn't learn anything practical on software engineering even though I have a degree in Computer Science.

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everything takes forever
work on things taking as quickly as possible