best way to migrate back into database work
June 8, 2012 2:15 AM Subscribe
I'm thinking of getting back into IT. What would you as a hiring manager want to see on my resume that might counterbalance the time I've spent out of IT? What would be the best way to approach this?
posted by parrot_person to Technology (6 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
After college I spent a decade+ as a web developer. I've essentially been out of this world for several years now, only keeping my hand in it by doing some freelance work helping small businesses with their web presences (virtually no database work involved).
I've been working mostly as a massage therapist during this time, and foresee a time within the next few years when, for financial and physical reasons, I will want to transition back into IT.
The parts of web development that I liked the most were data modeling and writing queries (admin is interesting too but I never did as much). I am not really interested in brushing up my front end skills.
What would be the best way to get back into IT, specifically working with databases? If you are a hiring manager, what would you want to see on my resume? Should I target lower-level job roles and start from the beginning again? Should I go back to school or get a certificate of some kind? My BA is not tech-related.