Ask anyone who’s in between jobs right now and they’ll you one thing — any career move is never easy. Shifting to a job in the tech industry, regardless of your background, is another hurdle to beat. There’s a whole set of “new” things to consider: the jargons, the culture, and most of all, the technical know-how.
Whether you’re gunning for future-proof skills or craving for a total professional overhaul, here are four books that can send you well on your way to success:
Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of Machine
by Hannah Fry
‘Hello World’ is author Hannah Fry’s take on ethical data talks, roles of algorithms, and the meaning of AI and its wide misuse. The book gives us a closer look at the lines of code that surround us daily, including the progress and dilemmas they pack.
Women in Tech: Take Your Career to the Next Level with Practical Advice and Inspiring Stories
by Tarah Wheeler
While there is progress about women’s job placement in the male-dominated field of tech, there’s still work to be done. Tarah Wheeler’s ‘Women in Tech’ zooms in on both practical and inspiring insights of taking your career to the next level. Personal stories from female professionals in tech including Keren Elazari, Toth Smith, and Katie Cunningham speak volumes in this book.
The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future
by Kevin Kelly
‘The Inevitable’ is a progressive book that basically maps out the future using technological developments and trends of the modern world. It’s an enthusiastic and provocative volume that describes the function and co-dependence of ‘flowing, screening, accessing, sharing, filtering, remixing, tracking, and questioning’ that translates into the different ways we go in life.
The Upstarts: How Uber, Airbnb, and the Killer Companies of the New Silicon Valley Are Changing the World
by Brad Stone
Brad Stone outlines the tales of tech that challenged and redefined the meaning of both business and community in the dawning age of creativity and innovation. ‘The Upstarts’ accounts the enthralling ways of how tech titans came upon and changed the world.
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