When making big career moves, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start or how to get tangible results. Here are tips to land a job in IT.
First, you need to:
1. Know What Kind of Jobs Are Out There
IT is a large field, and there are different types of IT jobs in different industries. If you are into the technical work your options will include developing software, developing hardware, developing websites, etc. If you’re more interested in the business side try looking for technology consulting, project management, and technical sales
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2. Have The Right Training
The qualification you need will vary depending on the position in IT you want to pursue. Make sure you have certified technical skills.
Certifications are a great method to get a certificate while also learning basic IT principles. If you’re absolutely new to the industry, a broad entry-level certification can teach you a wide range of basic IT principles.
Remember that certifications can range in price from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars. However, if you’re certain about your plan to work in IT and only need some experience and certifications, it might be a wise investment.
3. Become A “Techie”
Learn HTML – That is the basics of all IT development.
Learn Java Script – one of the foundational languages of the internet.
Install Linux and become familiar with an operating system other than Windows
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4. Start at an entry-level
IT Jobs rely remarkably on your skills. You won’t move up the ladder unless you add the education to your resume, but you can always start in this field in a low-level position to get your experience while you take courses
Article written by Hala Haider – Sales Coordinator, Alpha Data Recruitment