Do you need some guidance figuring out what tech role to pursue? In less than 5 minutes, this quiz will give you a better sense of where your skills and interests can fit into a no-code role in the tech industry. Don’t scroll too far—you’ll be able to see the answers at the bottom of the page.
A. Negotiating, active listening, and rapport building.
B. Written and verbal communication, creative thinking, and presentation skills.
C. People management, project management, and decision-making.
D. Technical writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills.
A. getting customers to take a desired action.
B. driving engaged customers to a brand or specific product.
C. overseeing the big picture in how my organization runs.
D. delivering a product to market.
A. I see myself speaking to prospective customers. I want to understand their pain points and figure out how the products I support address their needs.
B. I see myself deciding who my customers are and creating messaging and resources to communicate with them.
C. I want to empower my fellow employees to make meaningful interactions with customers.
D. Speaking with current customers about their pain points and figuring out how the product(s) you support address their needs.
A. share the features and benefits with friends to convince them to buy it.
B. think of different ways the product can make a splash.
C. wonder about the behind-the-scenes processes it took to create it.
D. evaluate what it can do and brainstorm new features you’d like to see.
Mostly A’s: Sales.
Sales is one of the most transferable skills on the market, but learning how to sell technology requires some specialized knowledge. You’ll want to learn how to find the right company to sell for, what roles and salaries are available for professionals in the field, and how to develop the communication skills required to drive revenue.
Mostly B’s: Marketing.
Talented marketers are always in demand because revenue teams need a healthy flow of people interested in what they have to offer. You’ll want to learn how digital marketing has changed in recent years, and how you can prove your ability to drive engaged customers to a brand.
Mostly C’s: Operations.
Operations is one of the most valuable and dynamic roles across tech companies of any stage, while also being one of the most difficult to recruit for. You’ll want to learn the high-level problem-solving and coordinating skills needed to stand out from other candidates and hit the ground running in any operations role.
Mostly D’s: Product management.
Product jobs in tech require a unique combination of skills that allow you to work seamlessly with business stakeholders, engineers, and designers alike. You’ll want to learn which tech roles to pursue in order to gain the experience needed to excel in a product job, while also building an understanding of how product roles differ between direct-to-consumer and business brands.
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