Want to get into tech?

Bank of America wge2bn
May 13 11 Comments

Anyone here currently in a finance role but want to get into Tech? Do you guys think this is a good option if I'm not in investment banking? I'm thinking about going through a boot camp program...What's everyone's opinion? Would love to hear from people who are in the same boat!

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  • Oracle alwzangry
    When tech goes through a bust cycle, politicking is the most important skill you'll need. Find what you can do where you are, because tech will disappoint you if you think only tech skills will help your career. That's for novices. For everyone, networking and social skills will take you further than your 0-60 performance in coding.

    You could get into tech later as an executive based on your network and sales/finance experience.
    May 130
  • Oracle pzd
    Are you happy at your current role? Do you think you'll be happier as a software developer? The money is good now in tech, but it will dry up soon enough. The only thing that will keep you going through the lows is your passion for your work.

    May be you just need a better job, not a career switch? Personal fulfilment and happiness come from many factors, and you need to do your own math.
    May 135
    • Dell LUHV04
      Why do you think that money will dry up ?
      May 13
    • Facebook Ubеr
      Must be talking about Oracle :)
      May 13
    • Oracle pzd
      Oh yeah I am talking about the rest of us. You, of course, are a very special kind of snowflake who lives in a separate dimension of reality.
      May 13
    • Dell LUHV04
      Not trying to be sarcastic or funny. Seriously, are you seeing a problem with the industry ?
      May 13
    • Oracle pzd
      Not at all. Just that the nature of the business cycle implies that there will be a recession soon. When that happens, a lot of companies will go down and good folks will lose job. Good many of us will have to accept pay cut when switching jobs. It happened in 2001, it will happen again. If Facebook folks think that they are immune to the realities of the market, they are forgetting their history lessons.
      May 13
  • IBM ybe57s
    How old are you?

    Can’t speak to boot camps but changing careers from backend finance to software development was the best decision I ever made. Interviewing at google next month.
    May 130
  • Chase dotvector
    TC?
    May 130
  • Twitch Urgentpiza
    Also wondering same question. Being non eng sucks these days when salary for eng is 2x higher
    May 130

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