How To Transition From Being A Graphic Designer To A Software Engineer.

We strongly believe that every person is a mixture of many factors. Justus’s career change from Graphics Designer to software engineer is just one example among many of how to alter your life in ways you never thought possible. Enjoy!

Hello Justus, can we meet you?

My name is Justus Dahunsi. I’m a Software QA Engineer at Woozeee.

Please share with us your tech background, did you ever transition?

Before stepping into the software development circle, I used to be a Graphics Designer. I constantly surround myself with ambitious friends, I had a friend who said he wanted to learn programming and listening to somethings he said about developments, I could see was how innovative programming was. 

As I picked interest, spoke to more people who were already in the industry. I got so many overwhelming recommendations. I just set out even when my roadmap wasn’t clear yet. I kept looking for internship opportunities also. It was at that time I got know about FavoredOnline career part in tech training which shaped my choice and journey into tech.

Could you describe one of your typical work days as a Software Engineer 

I’m a Software Quality Assurance Engineer. My is role is basically to find faults, bugs and mistakes to ensure compliance against defined standards All the automation codes and all have that same objective – find faults.

What skills and tasks are required in your position on a day-to-day basis?

The most important skill I see so far is attention to detail.

How did you get your first tech job?

Well, I sent so many applications and I got so many rejections. The funny part is that the interviews I did so well, weren’t the ones that gave me the shot. However,I got positive replies from the interviews I thought I performed below par.

If you could start all over again, would you change your career path in any way? Why?

The truth is I can’t start all over again 😅. I’m sure I won’t stop learning, I won’t stop discovering, I won’t being curious, the curiosity helps me become better. 

What educational preparation would you recommend for someone who wants to advance in this field?

This solely depends on the technology this individual want to focus on, making sure you’re updated is the most important part.

Do you feel the tech space can become overcrowded, are there more opportunities for many or too few people plying this path?

Apparently, it’s has become so highly competitive but whoever is coming in should have his/her own vision, set it as a goal then walk towards it. It’s a gradual process. Good things take time.

What do you find most enjoyable at your leisure time, when you’re not working, how do you relax?

Chat with friends who can impact some good into my life, not necessarily my career but conversations that can improve me. In addition, I watch movies that can influence me positively.

How would you describe the corporate culture? Merging the hybrid work life with remote? Can you relate?

I prefer working remotely most times because I see that the stress to move from place to place isn’t worth it. I mean not all the time but hybrid helps me connect better with people.

Is there anything else you would like us to know?

Be ready to put in that work. Network far and wide. Get mentored.

We can get motivated by others but comparing ourselves to others is dangerous. Celebrate the slightest progress you’ve ever made. Pay attention to that little progress and ask yourself “am I better than i was yesterday?

Thank you taking your time to share your tech journey with us.

It’s my pleasure. Thank you Favored Online.

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