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By ManISKid ·
As a graduate in Information Systems and Management I have been dumbfounded as to where I want to apply and to how to get a foot in the door. I sort of enjoy networking but my real dream is in the application of data and what it can do for organisations.

I have had about 7 months experience as a network support, I enjoyed it but there was something missing. I didn't have the chance to work with the data, the people and the processes in the organisation to help the organisation utilise its full potential (believe me it had BIG potential).

I really like the idea of ERP, DBMS type of roles but I am a JACK OF ALL TRADES I have spent years learning but know not too much about one specific subject. I have never took it apon my self to learn them to a point where I can say "I can do that" (any mean that I can churn out results without more training).

I have looked at job websites and I don't know where to start. I want experience, but how do you get an entry-level (any job!) job in what I described above?

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by jereg In reply to Jack of All Trades

I've felt like you in that I'd been exposed to many technologies, but spent little time on each. I knew enough to tackle any project, but always took a while since i was learning. What I found out is that I liked it. If you want to settle into one role, like databases, you need to get specific training on one, (Oracle comes to mind) and pursue that. The other thing you could try is getting any IT job in a big organization with an eye on moving to their DBMS group.
Hope that helps.

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by PENGUINSRULE In reply to Jack of All Trades

Unfortunately, if you don't specialize you'll stay on helpdesk type tasks which is a level of broad based but not too deep specialty. Choose either the applications development or administration path and then go from there.

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by ManISKid In reply to Jack of All Trades

What I really meant when I was talking databases is how data should be treated in an organisation, what should be measured, how can it be mined, how can user be trained in better usage of data and basically how organisations can be reengineered. This might be a lofty goal that may take years to accomplish but how do I get there?

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by bohnrc In reply to Jack of All Trades

of all the job sites that i have looked at usajobs.com is the best read the position descrption and taylor your resume to fit. All of these jobs are with the Gov and pay a little less then the private they will look at you. You can the start to narrow the focus of your work gaining the expierence needed to become a true expert.

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