Need advice on getting an entry level IT job
February 26, 2008 7:53 PM Subscribe
Help!! Looking for Entry Level IT position - ZERO Professional experience. Need some advice.
posted by bsexton to Technology (11 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I am currently enrolled into a 2 year Computer Information Systems Bachelors Degree with an expected graduation of 2010. I've worked on computers pretty much all my life and am really interested in making it a career. After getting the hang of administration and whatever else I need to learn I would like to get into management.
Here's what my plan is so far...
I will be going to class 2-3 nights a week. I work full time but I am off by 5 or so. If I go to summer classes I could graduate earlier.
In the mean time, I am thinking about getting some certifications (CompTia A+ MCDST anything else I can afford) so I can get an entry level help desk position (for experience).
Without a doubt I want/need to go to college but I want to get some experience in the field while I am going to school and possibly after school progress to a new opportunity.
I would rather my career path be on the Admin side and not the programmer/developer side of things.
I have a pretty stable work history outside of the IT field. In the past 10 years I'm on my 3rd job (which I just started)
If I go for the certs what should I go for first? The A+ or MCDST?
What other certs should I go for?
Here's the kicker I'm an IT recruiter and place candidates with clients all day long but not entry level. I've talked to several candidates about their career path and it seems like I would be right on track. Also networking with client to find out more about their entry level positions.
All help is appreciated