How to Get a Job in Information
Technology (IT)
Presented by King University Online
This presentation will review:
• What is an IT professional?
• Potential IT careers
• Education and training required
• Wh...
What is an IT Professional?
Definition:
• The U.S. Department of Commerce has identified the
information technology professional as someone who
– Desi...
Potential IT Careers
• Computer and information
systems manager
• Computer programmer
• Computer and information
scientist
• Computer systems a...
Education and Training
Associate
Degree
Bachelor’s
Degree
Graduate
Degree
Certification
Nearly 70% of IT
professionals have a
bachelor’s degree o...
Associate Degree
• Professionals looking to start or continue their
education often begin with an associate degree.
• Many community colleg...
Bachelor’s Degree
• The bachelor’s degree takes a well-rounded
approach to information technology education.
• Professionals gain a comprehe...
Graduate Degree
• A graduate degree can position an IT professional for
management-level careers after graduation.
• If your sights are se...
Certification
• Earning a technical
certification alerts
employers that you have
specific training and
experience in a certain IT
field ...
After Graduation
• Build a solid resume
• Connect with Movers and Shakers
• Nail the Interview
After Graduation Checklist
Build a Solid Resume
• Showcase your talents and academic skills in your
resume, including:
– Previous on-the-job experience
– Notable course p...
Connect with Movers & Shakers
• Make early moves in your
career by connecting with
industry movers and
shakers.
– Look up trade organizations
or busines...
Nail the Interview
• Your interview should read
like your resume.
– Give specific on-the-job
successes
– Highlight how your academic
knowledg...
• King University offers a fully online Bachelor of Information
Technology degree for professionals seeking entry into one...
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How to Get a Job in IT

  1. 1. How to Get a Job in Information Technology (IT) Presented by King University Online
  2. 2. This presentation will review: • What is an IT professional? • Potential IT careers • Education and training required • What to do after graduation What We’ll Cover
  3. 3. What is an IT Professional?
  4. 4. Definition: • The U.S. Department of Commerce has identified the information technology professional as someone who – Designs – Manufactures – Operates, – Maintains or – Repairs information technology products What is an IT Professional?
  5. 5. Potential IT Careers
  6. 6. • Computer and information systems manager • Computer programmer • Computer and information scientist • Computer systems analyst • Computer hardware engineer • Computer software engineer • Computer support specialist • Database administrator • Network and computer system administrator • Network systems and data communications analyst Potential IT Careers
  7. 7. Education and Training
  8. 8. Associate Degree Bachelor’s Degree Graduate Degree Certification Nearly 70% of IT professionals have a bachelor’s degree or higher. Source: bls.gov Education and Training Requirements
  9. 9. Associate Degree
  10. 10. • Professionals looking to start or continue their education often begin with an associate degree. • Many community colleges and technical schools offer an associate degree in information technology Associate Degree
  11. 11. Bachelor’s Degree
  12. 12. • The bachelor’s degree takes a well-rounded approach to information technology education. • Professionals gain a comprehensive understanding of IT principles as well as management concepts to help them advance in their career. Bachelor’s Degree
  13. 13. Graduate Degree
  14. 14. • A graduate degree can position an IT professional for management-level careers after graduation. • If your sights are set on a managerial position, you may consider earning an MBA to gain broader leadership and operational skills. Graduate Degree
  15. 15. Certification
  16. 16. • Earning a technical certification alerts employers that you have specific training and experience in a certain IT field and have demonstrated a satisfactory level of competency in that field. • The following resources can provide information for tech-specific training as well as certification courses and programs. – Institute for Certification of Computer Professionals – Computing Technology Industry Association – Microsoft Corporation – Oracle Corporation – Cisco Systems Certification
  17. 17. After Graduation
  18. 18. • Build a solid resume • Connect with Movers and Shakers • Nail the Interview After Graduation Checklist
  19. 19. Build a Solid Resume
  20. 20. • Showcase your talents and academic skills in your resume, including: – Previous on-the-job experience – Notable course projects, and – Include reputable references Build a Solid Resume
  21. 21. Connect with Movers & Shakers
  22. 22. • Make early moves in your career by connecting with industry movers and shakers. – Look up trade organizations or business associations in your area and make a point to attend the monthly meetings. – Use your professors as a resource to connect with professionals in the field • Trade Organization Examples – Association for Computing Machinery – IEEE Computer Society Connect with Movers & Shakers
  23. 23. Nail the Interview
  24. 24. • Your interview should read like your resume. – Give specific on-the-job successes – Highlight how your academic knowledge helped to enhance workplace dynamics and technical systems for improved efficiency, productivity and profits. • Don’t forget to do your research and learn about the company prior to your interview. – Tailor your responses in a way that lets the interviewer know you understand the needs of their industry and their company Nail the Interview
  25. 25. • King University offers a fully online Bachelor of Information Technology degree for professionals seeking entry into one of these dynamic tech fields through continued education. • 124-credit hour program • Complete in 16 months • Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about King’s online information technology degree About King University
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