Software industry overview for Beginners

Building a career in a dynamic industry like software is far more challenging than it seems. A starter kit to begin.

The course is an introduction to the complexity of waiting for a beginner in the software industry. There are no certifications or silver bullets to a long and fulfilling software career. The course provides a brief overview of the industry from an experienced engineer’s perspective.

What you’ll learn

  • Provide an overview of software engineering.
  • Understand different kinds of roles in software/IT industry.
  • Learn the broad categories of software companies.
  • Analysis of software career with personal experiences as case study.
  • Practical overview from a non first world country citizen’s perspective.
  • A realistic guide for navigating a fast changing profession.
  • Links to more detailed resources for follow-up.
  • Sugestions to tackle draining interview processes.

Course Content

  • Software Engineering Overview –> 1 lecture • 23min.
  • Industry Overview –> 2 lectures • 9min.
  • Conclusion –> 6 lectures • 29min.

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Requirements

  • No programming experience needed..
  • You are exploring jobs in software industry.
  • You have just started your career in software and want to understand how to grow..

The course is an introduction to the complexity of waiting for a beginner in the software industry. There are no certifications or silver bullets to a long and fulfilling software career. The course provides a brief overview of the industry from an experienced engineer’s perspective.

The main goal of the course is to make the aspirants aware of the big picture before they get caught up in confusing job descriptions. With personal experiences the perspective ensures to be tried and tested.

The voulme of sales and promises has exponentially grown but at the cost of accountability. A prosperous career cannot be purchased or fast tracked, it has to be nurtured with daily habits and coherent knowledge.

A long career will encounter many inflection points. Most only prepare for the best case scenarios but the the contrary ones are far more probable than one assumes. Since 2000, there have been atleast 3 spells of recessions in the industry due to completely different reasons.

Can one predict such events? No.

Does one have to predict such events? No.

So, what can one do? Be aware about the industry that you consider as source of income and ensure you stay relevant in it for as long as you need.

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