One of the best ways to launch a career without school, college, or experience — to be your own credential — is to prove your knowledge of tech tools with a screencast.
Basically, you can use a tool like Loom to record yourself using and explaining a software tool that a company might use, e.g.
(See a list of common tech tools for each role type in our career guides)
To learn the tool itself, you can sign up for a free trial, tinker around, watch a YouTube video, then show what you’ve learned when you send your portfolio to a company.
It doesn’t need to perfect, but it’s powerfully valuable to do this.
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“To be the best employee in the world, stop being an employee at all.
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Create above and beyond. Find extra problems to solve. Make people’s lives easier. Build new projects without permission.”
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