Daily Job Seeker Tip: Getting into IT

February 11th, 2011 | Job Search | No Comments »

There are a lot of people out there going to school for IT or switching careers and getting all sorts of IT certifications. And while the education is valuable, IT is – more than many other industries – very experience-based.

So how do you break into the IT industry if you have limited IT work experience?

A good start is to volunteer or do some IT work for someone you know, like someone who has a small business and needs some website or database development done. Look for advertised gigs or freelance opportunities that you can build up your resume. There are a number of entry level positions out there, but be aware that some cities have bigger IT hubs than others. Try to be geographically flexible as well as realistic about salary expectations, as the money makers in the IT industry are usually highly experienced.

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