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Switching Your Career? Do Less Research And Do This Instead
By cheerful.egg  •  May 12, 2024
I’ll always remember the moment when I decided that I wanted to jump to the tech industry. It was 2015, and Twitter had invited us, as clients, to their new Singapore office on Cecil Street. It was filled with colourful lamps and beanbags and Peranakan tiles. It might have looked conventional by today’s standards, but back then, I was blown away by such a beautiful space. It’s dumb to base a career decision on something as superficial as an office, but from that moment on, I knew that I had to find my way into the tech industry. The problem? I had zero experience in tech. At that time, I’d been working for an airline for 5 years, focusing on admin tasks like writing minutes and organising events. I had no idea what an API or a conversion rate was, nor did I speak in the pseudo-American accent that all my tech vendors seemed to have. Compared to all...
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