The Golden Age of Software Development is Now 
Written by Nick Pickering on May 2022
The golden age of software development is now. 

There has never been a better time to join the technology industry – businesses are desperate for people to help them build the next generation of software. Businesses are hiring remotely across the globe; you don’t need to be in a big city to find a decent opportunity. Salaries for technology professionals are expected to continue to climb for decades. Companies are offering more and more competitive benefits packages to help attract people. The tech recruitment industry is booming – ask any software developer at any skill level and they’ll tell you they’ve got 3 messages from recruiters about a job offer.

You don’t need a degree to get your foot in the door – even big tech companies are loosening the requirements for job applicants.

Many companies in the technology industry are working to become more diverse and inclusive. The barriers facing marginalized people based on gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, age, and ability are still present but growing weaker every day.

There are more job openings in technology than there are people available to fill them. So, what’s stopping you from taking advantage of this golden age?

There are many potential barriers facing people who want to join the technology industry.
Maybe you’re not sure about the different types of roles available, or which one would be right for you.

You may find that you need to acquire some skills in order to be considered for a particular job. How do you know what to learn? What tools are important for you to gain experience with? How do you prioritize your learning so that you don’t waste time learning things which aren’t important?

You may think that you don’t have what it takes to get hired in the tech industry, or that you are incapable of learning what you need to know. There are an overwhelming number of resources out there and it’s difficult to distinguish what’s important to spend your time on. You may feel that you don’t have enough time between getting kids to school, or managing your current job, to spend time learning.

The truth is that it is difficult to make the leap into the tech industry, but it’s not impossible and in fact it’s easier than ever.

Many of the learning resources out there (free and paid) are filled with information that you don’t need and quickly result in students suffering from information overload. The creators of this content either don’t realize that they are overcomplicating concepts and ideas, or they think that for you to be successful you must go through all the same challenges and struggles they did before you can be successful; That you must sacrifice everything and give your life to the craft like they did.

It does take dedication and patience to learn the skills necessary to be successful in a new role. But you don’t need to waste time learning unnecessary skills or undergoing convoluted challenges to get there. You definitely don’t need to sacrifice your health and personal relationships to get there – in fact I believe these are vital to your success.

I’ve developed a program to help people transition into technology careers that helps cut through many of the challenges that exist today. If you’d like to learn more, reach out and request a free strategy session with me. 

Nick Pickering

Nick Pickering helps people become software developers, regardless of their background. He has over ten years experience in the industry as a software developer, architect and engineering lead across many different types of companies.
If you're interested in becoming a software developer, reach out and request a free strategy session today.
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