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Information Technology Jobs

Updated on January 5, 2011

IT Jobs - The Beginner's Question Answered

The field of information technology is vast and it keeps growing. There are lots of job opportunities in the IT field more than any other field out there. This is a crash course on computer jobs and where to look for them.

The job of a computer programmer, a software tester or a system administrator can be very interesting and adventurous. If you are an expert in any of the computer skills, you are a creator. You can get your dream job and the best career if you master one of the thousands of information technology skills available.

If you ask me to list all the available IT skills, I will have to say that I can’t do it because the list is very long. It goes on and on, starting from Java, .Net, SAP, Peoplesoft, system administration, database administration, database development, web development, web design, project management, business intelligence etc. I didn’t list them in any specific order but typed in as they came to my mind. But these skills I mentioned can be further divided into sub categories.

For example, ‘web developer’ is very generic. ‘PHP developer’ is more specific since it is about using PHP to develop web applications. ‘Drupal developer’ is even more specific since it deals with Drupal, a CMS application created using PHP.

There are many questions asked by people who are young graduates and looking for a job in the field of technology. They want to know which skill has the highest demand, which programming language they should learn first and so on

First of all, there is really no answer to the question ‘which IT skill has the most demand?. In fact, every other person will have his own opinion on it. But the truth is, there is no way to tell since the job market fluctuates from time to time and varies according to the location. Decide which skill you want to study based on your own interest, not based on people’s opinion.


How Do You Search For Information Technology Jobs?

For any job, you need a clear and detailed resume that lists all your key skills and work experience. It is your resume that speaks on behalf of you, when an employer or a recruiter gives it a glance for those first few seconds. Before he puts your resume back to the pile or throw it in the trash can, you will have to catch his attention with what you have written in your resume.

There are millions of resumes posted in the job boards and all over the resume banks. You will have to make sure that your resume gets noticed. The chances for it are better if your resume has a central theme. Does it say what you are in a nutshell or does it confuse the recruiter? If a recruiter can’t decide whether you are a Java architect or a linux admin in the first 30 seconds, then you will have to rewrite your resume.

 How fast you land in an IT job also depends on networking and word of mouth reference. Some recruiters first knock at the doors of people they know, then look in their internal database and finally go searching for resumes online. Make sure you make your name known in the World Wide Web. You can become a strong candidate for an IT job, if you publish lot of papers, participate in forums, discuss with people in Linkedin and attend tech conferences.

 When it comes to job boards, go for, a job portal dedicated for information technology jobs.


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      surabhi 6 years ago

      How many years this course continuous