IT Career Guide

Team checking on how to prepare for a career in Information Technology

How to prepare for a career in Information Technology

Self-paced courses won’t get you a job. Hello. My name is Jubee, co-founder at Yellow Tail Tech, where we help people with no IT background, get their first high-paying IT job. So today, I want to talk about how self-paced courses won’t get you a job. Self-paced programs are not designed to help you switch into a new career in IT.

Why Most Self-Paced Courses Fail to Deliver

And let me explain to you why. 90%, 90% of self-paced courses are not completed. And it’s because it’s usually cheap, there’s no real investment, there’s no real impact. For example, Linux Academy, by the way, great platform. There’s no real incentive to complete these courses. It’s inexpensive enough, sometimes we even forget we have those memberships. We’ve all been there. We tend to pay for inexpensive memberships. Two years down the line, we realize that we’ve been paying for them and we take no advantage of them.

The Missing Elements: Support and Accountability

It’s because there’s no real incentive and there’s no real urgency. And even the 10% of people who actually complete these courses are stuck because there is no real support of any sort after the fact. Because like I said in my other videos, it is essential to have additional support that starts after the training to actually help you accomplish what you came to do in the first place, which is to get training to be able to get a job in IT. And the fact that it’s self-paced is sometimes the problem. Most of us, we need accountability. We need community. We need a finite timeline to be working towards. And most importantly, we need a proven framework to work within. And self-paced courses are not designed for that.

How Yellow Tail Tech Fills the Gap

So platforms like Cloud Guru, they deliver exactly what they promise, which is great technical training. If you notice one thing, they never promise any kind of support after the fact. It’s because this is not their business model. But if you’re looking for a framework designed to take you from zero to job-ready and help you break into IT, check us out at to see what we’re about. Look around. If it looks like a good fit, book a 10-minute intro call with our team, and let’s talk about it. And of course, if you got any value out of this, like, share, subscribe, and stay tuned for other videos like this one.

Share via

Silvana Zapanta

Sil brings a wealth of experience to her writing and editing projects. After nearly a decade guiding college students in research and communication, she shifted her focus to freelance writing and editing. Her passion for education continues through volunteer work, where she empowers others by teaching research and writing skills.

Related Articles

Stay Informed with Yellow Tail Tech:

Subscribe for Latest Updates & Transformative IT Insights

yellow curve line
Yellow star
three zigzag lines
Illustration of a woman with a suitcase, accompanied by a notice that Yellow Tail Tech serves and enrolls only US residents