Daring to chop and change
Taking a leap into the unknown is never say with a little help, Arif Rahman went from the field of hairstyling hair to computer programming.
From a young age of 14, Arif Rahman has been helping out at his family business of cutting the hair of many national servicemen at Pulau Tekong’s Basic Military Training Centre. It was a routine he stuck to for more than a decade before he finally decided to make a career change.
After a few misses, Arif finally found his next career calling in programming. He first heard about the job scope of full-stack developers, people who are familiar with all the layers involved in software development, from his friends in the infocomm sector. As an avid gamer and tech enthusiast, Arif was determined to turn his interests into a career.
“I thought programmers and coders were doing cool stuff. I wanted to be one of them. I did my research and found that the government was encouraging people to learn coding too,” says Arif.
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