The Techie

Call me your digitally savvy tech head!

My happy place is when I’m on my computer playing around in what I call the digital playground. Whenever people have a tech question, I’m the one they call! I just get all things tech, it’s easy - I understand it, respect it and then I can build something amazing. I don’t see myself working outdoors, or listening to people’s problems, but I can imagine sitting behind a computer, creating. Digital literacy is definitely my thing.
I'm kind of like a hawk when it comes to adapting and problem solving.

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Your strengths

We all have our own set of strengths. We’ve put together a list of with which we're sure you'll identify. Check them out below:

Adaptability

You’re quite used to change - whether a client changes their mind or the technology changes - it’s one of your key strengths to adapt in the nature of all things tech

Critical Thinking

You like to look at problems from different angles and use techie skills to try to solve them

Digital literacy

As a techie you’re a confident user and can find, evaluate and create content using information technology and the internet

Information Technology Skills

HTML, coding, JavaScript and SEO. It might sound crazy to others, but you know what most of them mean

Things that you can improve on

If only we could be good at everything! Here are a few areas where you could improve:

  • Seeking to improve the health and well-being of others including medical care and personal support
  • Roles that require a high level of human interaction for the benefit of selling a product or service rather than helping an individual
  • Focusing on information and processes in professional services, like business or education settings
  • Repetition and administrative tasks
  • Skills or knowledge in maths and science to construct and engineer products or buildings
 
Don’t feel bad about the points above, you can always improve on this!

So, what do you look for in a role?

Roles that will suit you best will include these elements:

  • Using your hands to build and construct things
  • Practical work
  • Fixing, installing or the maintaining of things in the tech area
  • Working on tasks rather than people problems
  • Working on a computer rather than outside
  • Solving problems 

Kick-starting your career

Don’t know where to start? Check out these entry-level paths you can start today!

  • Click here to check out which subjects you should be taking in school based on your Career Quiz results.
  • Gain some experience in a web development or IT company by signing up to an internship or work experience.
  • Game development or app development companies always need help with 'QA' or ‘Quality Assurance'. This means you can test games and help find bugs and issues before the game is released. You will literally get to play the games before they are released.
  • Teach yourself! The internet has amazing resources to help teach yourself different coding languages. Start creating your own websites for friends or family to get a head start.

The Techie’s list of ideal careers

Wondering where you could end up? Explore the list below and map out your future career options!

Find out more careers suited to the techie you are!
  • Computer Network Professionals
  • Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators
  • Graphic Pre-press Trades Workers
  • ICT Managers
  • ICT Sales Assistants
  • ICT Sales Professionals
  • ICT Support Technicians
  • ICT Trainers
  • Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers
  • Performing Arts Technicians
  • Photographic Developers and Printers
  • Printers
  • Printing Assistants and Table Workers
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
  • Telecommunications Technical Specialists
  • Telecommunications Trades Workers

Nail your interview with these questions

Got a job interview lined up? Check out the questions below and ask some during the interview:

  • What sort of tasks would I be doing each day?
  • How much of my time would I be working on computers vs working with people?
  • What sort of technology work would I be responsible for?
  • What IT programs will I need to use?