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Finishing up Degree, what kind of job to look for?

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Finishing up Degree, what kind of job to look for?

hyp.spec
Bear with me here, I'm a TechRepublic nub :)

Anyway, I'm going to be finishing up a BS IT Degree next May, but I'm not exactly sure what jobs I should be looking for.

I'm getting my degree through LTU's (ltu.edu) College of Management, so my 'IT' classes are fairly business related. However, I'm going to be working on getting my A+/Linux+/Network+ Certifications as I get college credit for getting them.

I've been using and abusing computers since I was 12 - now 21 - but I have no 'formal' work experience in the IT field.

With that, I'm going to have to start looking for jobs and I am wondering what type of job I should look for. Technician jobs, administration jobs, management jobs? Like I said I have little formal experience, but am quite knowledgeable when it comes to computers.

I'm curious to what others have to say, and am especially interested in hearing from those who were in the same situation as me at one point.

Thanks

Sean
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    Nimmo

    There are so many different area's in IT you really need to decide on what area you like and want to specialize in, then start looking and applying for positions.

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    lk_bellsouth.net

    As a previous respondent stated, there are many different areas of IT specialization from which to choose. Take a look at the different areas and select something for which you have driving passion to know and do, more than anything else. If you like it, you'll be good at it. I would also recommend that you obtain a copy of the 2009 Global Knowledge Salary Report which can be downloaded in .PDF format from TechRepublic. This would be, in my opinion, an excellent reference from which to make your choice. Congratulations on your graduation and the very best of good luck to you!

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    Nimmo

    There are so many different area's in IT you really need to decide on what area you like and want to specialize in, then start looking and applying for positions.

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    lk_bellsouth.net

    As a previous respondent stated, there are many different areas of IT specialization from which to choose. Take a look at the different areas and select something for which you have driving passion to know and do, more than anything else. If you like it, you'll be good at it. I would also recommend that you obtain a copy of the 2009 Global Knowledge Salary Report which can be downloaded in .PDF format from TechRepublic. This would be, in my opinion, an excellent reference from which to make your choice. Congratulations on your graduation and the very best of good luck to you!