STEPS TO START A CAREER AS A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER
“Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." —Katherine Whitehorn, a British journalist.
Young Angad Singh in the last few years of his school was confused & worried about his career plans and what course to pursue in college. His extended family gave him a host of suggestions as did his peers. This added to his confusion. It’s only when he went to a reputed career counsellor near his home that the cobwebs in his mind cleared. After intensive engagement with the counsellor, it turned out that his aptitude was geared towards Information-Technology and allied industries. The counsellor gave him tips and suggestions, one of them being – the career path of a Software developer. This made him feel lighter and he felt he had a goal, a purpose in life.
Who exactly is a software developer? They are the genius minds behind computer programs. They create applications that enable users to do specific tasks on a desktop or other devices. They also create the underlying systems that run the devices or that control networks.
Here are some tips for those who wish to make their careers in Software development:
The first step is to learn how businesses operate. Learn about their ways by taking up the roles of interns/trainees, where you get valuable experience on-the-job. The better the company or famous, the better it looks on your resume.
Develop your network of contacts. As you learn about software development, start connecting with peers, batch mates. You could join various groups on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
Focus on Declarative Features before getting into coding. Declarative functionality like workflows and process builders generally work well enough for most situations and are usually easier to maintain.
If you wish to make a career as a developer with Salesforce, the world’s leading CRM then you can sign-up for their free customer accounts (orgs) which are meant for developers to test features and write apex. It contains most of the features of Salesforce. Use it while learning about Salesforce and its many ways.
Work on your soft skills. These will help you get an edge in job interviews over dozens of other competitors.
Coding, coding, and coding. Make it an integral part of your life. Practice daily and learn all about programming languages.
Oh!! You Reached Till Here, So here is the bonus tip for you.
Build your reputation slow and steady. It will be useful in your life. Good word of mouth or referrals can never be dismissed in any scenario.
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Use these simple tips to start your journey as a software developer for a platform such as Salesforce. Use your talent & skills to make a difference and find career satisfaction. This is the difference between having a job and making a career. Take the right path and shine all the way.
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