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So You Want to Work in Tech: How Do You Make the Leap?

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Non-Academic Careers for Quantitative Social Scientists

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In this chapter, I share practical tips for making the leap from academia to a career in the technology sector. I argue that there are two primary shifts in mindset required to make the leap and be successful: a shift from ideation to execution and creating value and understanding that the core function of your new job is engineering. I focus on developing skills and tools, crafting a résumé, and preparing for interviews in order to make your transition smoother.

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Barnes, M. (2023). So You Want to Work in Tech: How Do You Make the Leap?. In: Jackson, N. (eds) Non-Academic Careers for Quantitative Social Scientists. Texts in Quantitative Political Analysis. Springer, Cham.

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