Technology is the collective term for any processes, technical skills, methods, techniques, or even physical systems used in the creation of goods and services or in their successful achievement of specific goals, like scientific research. Technological change is very broad and covers a broad spectrum from the practical application of technology to the design, manufacturing, operation, and even distribution of products and their information technology. There are two fields of technologists, one that specializes in specific technologies while the other is more generalist and applies technology to many different types of processes. The first has a broader range of opportunities as it encompasses more areas of technical activity while the second field is more confined and tends to specialize in particular subtopics.
The history of technology has been long and complex. In the beginning, all the great machines were either natural or man-made, but with the passage of time, more machines started turning out. The earliest form of mechanized technology was steam powered weaponry. Then railroads were developed and eventually, electricity replaced steam power. All these changes led to more specialization within the field of technology as well as the invention of a new field altogether: the information technology industry.
So, what can a person do who wants to break into the tech industry? There are several ways of doing so and they have varying levels of success. One way, as suggested above, is to focus on information security, which cover computer science, information management, computer engineering, network security, and more. A second way is to work towards obtaining a PhD in Information Security, which requires not only an extensive research background but also previous training in a relevant field.
Now, let’s talk about hiring managers. If you want to break into the technology industry, you probably already have experience in a field close to your own. For instance, if you worked in finance, you may be good at computer science or auditing. However, if you are a non-degree holder with no industry experience, you may need to take a more hands-on approach and consider applying for a tech job.
One way of securing a tech job is to take on a number of freelance projects. Freelance projects are those that are tailored to the particular requirements of the individual company. For instance, a number of small companies have an information systems specialist that is full-time, even if that person works from home. Therefore, a freelance project might be suitable for that person. On the other hand, there are other companies that have a hiring manager that can determine which positions are open and which ones can be filled by signing up for open positions in their database. When you sign up, be sure to include details such as your interests and skills (such as web design, data entry, programming, or something else entirely), as well as a detailed resume.
Of course, part of becoming a successful tech freelancer or hiring manager is finding work within the tech industry. For this, you should try to find at least one technical support specialist (also referred to as a TES) within your area of expertise. When you present your skills and capabilities to them, they will typically be willing to consider you for a possible position. This ensures that the hiring manager has a representative from your own pool of talented individuals to choose from when making hiring decisions