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Looking for an IT career

By tmc0227 ·
I am currently looking at some school dealing with IT but are not sure of what to do or what my interests are. Does anyone know what or how i can get some information or even some basic assesment tests that i can get to help me choose. Thanks so much.

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Look at the job boards

by road-dog In reply to Looking for an IT career

and take in some job descriptions.

Ask around in your own company.

Consult with a counselor at your local unemployment office.

Speak with somebody at your local community college.

IT is really vast, from help desks with limited technological opportunities but lots of user contact, to hard core programming with little face time with end users.

seek vocational counseling to define aptitude.

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Search the threads here :)

by admin In reply to Looking for an IT career

Tehre is LOT's of good info on this subject both archived and current. It is not anything to do with you personally, but sometimes one thread on this subject gets a lot of hits while 5-10 more whither away. We get asked this a lot, so if you do searches here I am confident you will get a great wealth of info on this!

:)

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Take a look at Techies.com

by Matthew Moran In reply to Looking for an IT career

Techies.com has some test to determine aptitude and direction based on interest.

http://www.techies.com

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aptitude tests?

by ghstinshll In reply to Take a look at Techies.co ...

Slick stuff! It'd be nice to have TR create an article based on our advice for new people in the field, then post it and keep it active in a "New to the IT Field?" section. It's almost annoying answering the same questions over and over again.

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go to college

by ghstinshll In reply to Looking for an IT career

It sounds to me that you're on the ground level and want to know how to get moving...

For anyone in this position, apply to a community college in your area and enter a computer program there, then use that to feel out what you like the most. Try to take a Cisco class, a Microsoft-related class, and the programming classes they offer, then use that to go on and decide where you want to go.

While in there, remember that you have to keep touch with the real world out here, so keep in touch, as you'll need to prepare for a job-career when you're done. Look for low-level positions in your area to do part time while in school too.

If you're worried about $, remember that student loans can pay for anything you want them to, and you can apply for as much as you want. My sister-in-law exercised this to ruin herself, but that's how I learned about it. You really don't HAVE to work when in college, as long as you're willing to swallow the consequences of a large loan, etc... Either way, talk to an admissions person and walk the line to see if it can work for you.

Good Luck

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