Each story is unique, as is the experience. To switch to IT, it is not necessary to radically change the profession. You can assess your strengths, key competencies and find the position that will suit you best.
Oleh Malyshev is a new developer in our company, in the past he was a lecturer at Kyiv University and a design engineer. Changing the type of employment was prompted by the crisis in various industries and as a result – development in the IT direction, which has always been of interest. It was enough for Oleh to pass ordinary (text) lessons, video lessons (itproger), logic problems, reading books in parallel, and after – company courses and classes.
“The only fear was insufficient experience to complete the assigned tasks in the allotted time. At the beginning, I was surprised by the amount of information that needed to be mastered.”
Previous work experience helped to more correctly organize the process of training and preparation, which, in Oleh’s case, took about two years with irregular classes.
In order to optimize the learning process for those who are starting their journey in IT, Oleh shares the stages that you should pay attention to:
- Choose the easiest programming language, from the point of view of syntax.
- Work out basic logical elements.
- Simultaneously, choose a direction in which there is a desire to develop and work.
- Study the materials in more depth, starting from the direction of work.
- Take courses and trainings in the chosen direction.
Classes at each stage should be performed daily for 2-3 hours to master the material. After a certain time, approximately two weeks, repeat the material you’ve learnt. If certain elements are not assimilated, put them aside and return later, as you develop.
When preparing, use various questions from interviews, exams (preferably with answers), as well as tasks that allow you not just to learn dry material, but to apply it in practice.