When you are young and are looking to build a career in the IT industry most of the staff will tell you to: do the X graduation, learn to program in the Y language and take the Z certification, because for them, it will be the way for you you have a successful career in the business.
But let me tell you one thing: this is all a big lie.
I bet they told you that the diploma would give you a job, but it was a lie, they wanted the monthly fee. They also told you that the X certification would give you a job, but it was a lie, they wanted you in the preparatory course. They told you that there is a business called “employability.” Well, it may even exist, but I doubt it’s what they say it is.
I do not know how old you are, but because you’re here reading this post, I dare say you’re young, just like me, and maybe you left college less than 3 years ago, probably some course related to computer science .
If I had one advice, only one, to give you, would be: use sunscreen - Sorry, I could not resist.
As I have more than one, I tell you: learn as many things as you can while you’re still young. In a few more years, you will be able to think more clearly about what it is that you really want to do, and where you think you are going to get along better.
But always take with you the question: “How long do I still have ?!”
Heitor Gouvêa is a Cybersecurity Engineer and Instructor from Brazil, with over 3 years of experience in the field of offensive security. Author of the anonymity tool Nipe, present in several Linux distributions focused on information security such as BlackArch, LionSec and WeakNet.