For those who work in the tech industry, life can feel very fast-paced at times. The industry is always changing and growing, and if you work in technology it is up to you to keep up with all of that. You should not take this responsibility lightly and also remember that with it comes a lot of power. The industry you work in has the power to change the world! Here are 3 tips for people who work in tech.
Start A Savings Account
If you previously worked in a different industry altogether or were working at a startup that just recently grew to be much larger, you may have been used to making far less money. But the truth is that jobs in technology can pay extremely well, especially right now. If you are making more than you have ever before, it’s important that you start a savings account. Take care of business first by creating a monthly budget for yourself, paying for reinstatement services, paying off debts, whatever else you need to do. Then, start a savings account and put into it 10% – 20% of your earnings, more if possible. Your future self will thank you, regardless of whether or not you continue to do this well financially for years to come.
Update Your Resume Often
This may be good advice no matter what industry you work in, but if you work in tech you should be updating your resume as often as possible. You may think you love your current position at your current company, but with so many tech companies out there and more and more starting up all the time, there could be a role out there that would suit you even better (and possibly pay you even more). Keep your LinkedIn account updated with a copy of your most recent resume, and continue to make connections with others in the industry. You just never know where you might end up.
Take Time Off
The tech industry is definitely one of those where people tend to have trouble adhering to a good and healthy work/life balance. Tech employees are often very driven people who love to work hard and have trouble taking time off. This can become a problem in the long run though, so be sure to watch out for it and take time off for self-care and family time. Working long hours can also make you forget to get enough sleep, eat healthy meals, and participate in other healthy habits. Don’t let this happen to you!
Working in tech can be very exciting and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times. Use these tips to help you make the absolute most out of your time in the tech industry!