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    How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?


    by harrietwetton

    Hello folks,

    I’m interested in pursuing a career in IT, but I don’t have any experience. Any advice on how to break into the field and secure that first job? Your insights would be incredibly helpful! 馃捇馃懇鈥嶐煉拣煔

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      Reply To: How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      by birdmantd

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      If you don’t have experience, do you have any formal education? Otherwise, your chances are slim to none.

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      Land an IT Job

      by sergioandresybr

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      Landing an IT job without experience can be challenging, but it’s not impossible. Here are some steps you can take to improve your chances:

      1. Education and Certification:
      Get a Degree: While not always necessary, having a degree in a relevant field like Computer Science or Information Technology can significantly boost your prospects.
      Certifications: Obtain certifications in specific IT skills such as CompTIA A+, Network+, or Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Certifications can prove your skills to potential employers.
      2. Hands-On Experience:
      Internships and Volunteer Work: Look for internships or volunteer opportunities related to IT. Even unpaid or short-term positions can provide valuable hands-on experience.
      Freelancing: Consider freelancing platforms like Upwork or Fiverr to offer your IT services. Building a portfolio of small projects can demonstrate your skills.
      3. Personal Projects and Portfolio:
      Personal Projects: Work on personal IT projects, whether it’s building a website, developing a simple app, or setting up a small network. These projects can showcase your abilities.
      GitHub: If you’re a programmer, host your code on GitHub. It’s a platform where you can showcase your projects and contributions to open source.

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      Have to agree with Tom.

      by rproffitt

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      You’ll have to have the educational degrees and even then you won’t land in a lead position.

      But what is this IT Job? Some of them are front line phone support where you take a question and look for a scripted response. The bar is set very low for that IT Job.

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      How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      by cloakingads

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      To land an IT job with no experience:

      1. Educate yourself through online courses and tutorials.
      2. Choose a specialization within IT.
      3. Build a portfolio of personal projects.
      4. Obtain relevant certifications.
      5. Network with professionals in the field.
      6. Consider internships or volunteering for experience.
      7. Tailor your resume and cover letter to each job application.
      8. Search for entry-level positions in smaller companies.
      9. Prepare for interviews by discussing your skills and projects.
      10. Develop soft skills like communication and problem-solving.
      11. Continue learning to stay up-to-date in the field.
      12. Be patient and persistent in your job search.
      13. Consider contract work as a way to gain experience and connections.

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      Navigating the Path to a Career in IT: Breaking In Without Experience

      by john.maclainwright

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      Attend industry events, join online forums, and connect with professionals on LinkedIn. Engaging with the IT community exposes you to valuable insights and potential opportunities. Seek informational interviews with professionals in the field to gain a deeper understanding of the industry and gather advice on breaking in.

      Create a portfolio showcasing personal projects, even if they are small. Practical experience, even from personal projects, can demonstrate your abilities to potential employers. Develop a GitHub profile to share your code and highlight your problem-solving skills.

      Craft a compelling resume and cover letter that emphasize your skills, passion for learning, and any relevant projects or coursework. Tailor your application to the specific job requirements, showcasing how your background aligns with the role.

      Breaking into the IT field without experience requires determination, continuous learning, and a proactive approach to networking. By combining education, networking, and a strong portfolio, you can position yourself for success in the competitive IT job market.

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      Reply To: How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      by cr2817825

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      To secure an IT job with no experience, focus on building relevant skills through self-learning, online courses, and certifications. Create a compelling resume highlighting transferable skills, personal projects, and any IT-related activities. Leverage networking opportunities through online forums, LinkedIn, and local tech events. Consider internships, volunteer work, or freelance projects to gain practical experience. Tailor your job applications to showcase your enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Emphasize soft skills like problem-solving and teamwork during interviews to stand out to potential employers.

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      by healthylifestylesmail

      In reply to How to Land an IT Job with No Experience?

      WEll, If you have no experience and want an IT Job. You will have to get some experience by working as an Internee. There are many companies online and offline that offer paid and unpaid internships to the newbies. Once you have got some experience as an IT internee, you can start looking for handsome paying IT Jobs.

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