The universal work environment today is totally dependent on IT. This has led to the development & consistent upgrade of software applications to make workflow more seamless. It has become pertinent for young graduates, job seekers etc to know more than the usual Microsoft office suite and this workshop covers the gap.

Ten steps on how to start a career in Information Technology

  1. Discover if you are already skilled in IT. If you have a PC and use it for more than just typing and basic office work, doing homework, playing games and casually browsing the web, then you have the right stuff for the job.
  2. Make a list of what types of IT work you might be interested in. For example, if you love computer games, you can list "game testing," or "writing game software." If you enjoy designing, "graphic design" or "software design" should go on your list. If you are interested in how the internet works and how computer connect to each other, "network administration or network design" will work for you.
  3. Choose something that will make you happy. If you really enjoy it as a pastime, you will progress in skill much faster.
  4. Get to know the right people. Many IT gurus love to assist people. Look into a formal or even casual apprenticeship. Make a geek your new best friend.
  5. Search for educational opportunities in your area or online, and determine what the entry requirements are for each field of study. Make comparisons.
  6. Supplement self-taught skills with a few classes or an associate degree, and move right into the job market. The more education you get in the field, the better your income will probably be in the long run, but there are entry level jobs even for people with little education.
  7. Look into professional certifications. Even without a college degree an MCSE or A+ certification can gain you significant credibility.
  8. Seek internships at reputable companies. An internship at Google or Microsoft will open a lot of doors for you later.
  9. Write a competitive resume and list it at prominent internet job sites. Include any cities you'd be interested in moving to.
  10. Take the best entry level job you can get, and in your spare time, focus on honing your skills and on keeping up with the constantly evolving applications, hardware, and software that you'll need to utilize.

Career in Information Technology

Some of the careers in Information Technology include:

  • Software engineers
  • Software developers
  • Programmers
  • Software engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Information Technology consultants
  • Information Technology managers

Tobeit Consulting Nigeria limited seeks to inspire and empower young people in their chosen career path.

Our rapid growth over the years is due to our people. We only hire the best and we reward them well.

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