Paul Knapp has written an interesting article on “What Every Graduate Should Know Before Entering The IT Industry”. 6 points to keep in mind.
- Once you’re pigeon-holed, it’s extremely hard to break out
- Technical Skills are hard currency
- Your whole career in IT will be spent updating your skills
- IT is a volatile industry
- You should get experience by working at bargain-basement prices
- Get your vendor certifications
Check out the article to understand the 6 things above better. Here’s an interesting quote from the author from the 3rd point above.
As a recent graduate myself, I found his article true and interesting at the same time. I have started off working as an Oracle Database Admin and wondered if it offered any good long term strategy. I think I would much rather work in web development as it is a more interesting area. Being able to design and reach out to a wider audience sounds nicer and more challenging. hmm… Any suggestions?
What Every Graduate Should Know Before Entering The IT Industry
Link to the article that is mentioned above