I'm trying to break into the tech industry but am having a hard time figuring out where to start. Where should I start?
I went to New York University where I studied Film and Television. I moved out to Los Angeles and spent the last 3 years pursuing a career in the Entertainment Industry. During this time I’ve grown to dislike my industry. I’ve had enough. I’ve grown very interested in tech. I would LOVE to work for a company like Google or Facebook some day but for now I would be happy to start at any entry level position where my complete lack of experience is not a major issue.
I’ve been searching for a job for a very long time now but have had no luck. Some job descriptions I don’t even know what they mean, nor do I know half the lingo the use. I am feeling more and more like lost cause- but I’m not. I’m smart and I can learn if I’m put in the right situation.
I’m looking for advice on where to start. I’m training in Ruby on Rails at the moment and I plan on continuing my training into other areas of coding. However, this is not a “What should I learn?” question, this is more of a “What job should I be looking for?” question. Also, as side question, I’d like to know of as many job search sites as possible, I already know about Dice and the big ones like monster and careerbuilder.
I should mention that I live in Los Angeles but can relocate.
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