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What should I do after graduation? Confused MIS major

I'm graduating in the spring and have done well enough in my classes, but I don't feel like I really know how to *do* anything. Give me some direction? [more inside]
posted by revi on Dec 6, 2013 - 10 answers

 

Career Change Options for a Subdued Business Analyst?

Hi All, I am suffering from major career burnout and I hope you can help. I am a 31 yo chick who has been working in IT for the last 8 years. The first 4 years were ok, since I worked in software consultancy and did not get involved in politics and silly meetings. I was never planning to work in IT, I just fell into it, working in support and working my way up to Consultancy. I have made the dumb but financially viable choice of becoming a Business Analyst 4 years ago. I hate every single minute of it; the politics, the lack of career prospects, the boredom, the lack of creativity and constant role playing. I am a creative person at heart; but I have no idea how to branch the hell out of IT. Hope someone has gone through this and can provide some advice? Thanks!
posted by superscribe on Oct 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Changing Careers Back (or The Once and Future Techie)

I made a career change (technology to law) a few years ago, and now I'd like to change back, as I had a decent career before and have a pretty foul one now. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 31, 2013 - 9 answers

Going for Gantt

Would becoming a project manager be an opportunity for growth, or an exercise in frustration? [more inside]
posted by freya_lamb on Feb 2, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I save my IT career?

How can I get a new job in IT with limited experience, no relevant education, and an unusual employment history? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Adivce on significant change in working environment!

Advice wanted: I'm moving from being the "IT guy" in 4 man company to IT managment in a large ogranisation (60k+ employees). [more inside]
posted by contentedweb on Oct 1, 2012 - 10 answers

Master's in disaster

What's the 'right' reason for taking a master's course? [more inside]
posted by Fen on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What cloud services should I know about?

What are other cloud services I should consider as an IT admin for a small organization? Should I worry about knocking myself out of a job? [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Jun 15, 2012 - 7 answers

My career, let you show me it

Graduating with an IT degree at 31 - how to be attractive to employers, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 14, 2012 - 4 answers

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment?

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment? I was wondering if the CFA will be useful to me if I want to work in Real Estate Investment – starting probably with a Commercial Brokerage firm in their asset management department, which would involve buying and holding investment properties for their income as well as possible capital appreciation. Ultimately perhaps work for some kind of REIT. [more inside]
posted by web74 on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

Should I perservere with my IT degree?

A year and a half ago, stuck in what I thought was a dead-end job, I decided to do a degree in computing/IT with the Open University. Six months later, I landed a job as a Test Analyst in the IT department of the company I was working for. I now have an actual career. I've been continuing with the degree, but I'm finding bits of it very dull and it's difficult to get motivated. Should I keep going? [more inside]
posted by xchmp on May 8, 2012 - 18 answers

IT's a job thing

Can I fast track myself into a freelance IT career in a week? (I don't work in IT, nor have I any experience.) [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 7, 2012 - 24 answers

IT future?

I have the opportunity for free education/certification in practically any IT field. Please help me decide the best route.... [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Apr 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Will working from home hurt me in the long run?

I've been offered a home-based support position with a certain fruit-centric tech company we all know. Some aspects of working from home are appealing, but I'm concerned about potential limitations for advancement, as my goal is to remain at said company and move up the ladder. Should I hold out for an office-based position or jump at the chance to work for them now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 8, 2012 - 6 answers

A rewarding job? Is that a thing?

Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Which way to go in my continuing education?

I finished my associates two years ago and I believe it is time to begin taking classes again in order to improve myself. As an IT professional, should I aim for useful certificates or a bachelor's degree? [more inside]
posted by charred husk on Dec 29, 2011 - 9 answers

What's the next step, or finding the right career path.

I'm trying to figure out the next step in my "career path," and have hit an impass. Can the hivemind point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 9, 2011 - 3 answers

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT?

What is the best way for someone with plenty of sysadmin and programming experience but no actual professional IT experience to begin a career in IT? [more inside]
posted by jpg15 on Jul 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What do business analysts really do?

Are you a business analyst in IT? What is it like? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on May 11, 2011 - 21 answers

Where do IT people go to die?

Where do IT people go to work when they don’t want to do IT anymore, or even work in a corporate environment? In which jobs and/or careers would IT experience be valuable? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Apr 19, 2011 - 24 answers

We're going back to school, but for what??

Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Information Technology in Austin

What is the job market like for I.T. professionals in Austin and how can I join the ranks? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Help me with my IT career

IT Career Help: Help me I'm stuck on moving on from an IT Director generalist role. [more inside]
posted by patrad on Jan 21, 2011 - 12 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

Should I don the black ironic tshirt?

Career Change: Graphics to....IT? Please tell me about the wide range of IT work. [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Aug 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Less money, more fun

I've recently come to realize that my job isn't fulfilling or challenging, and is making me depressed and helping ruin my personal relationships. Should I stay at this job and be unhappy but well-compensated, or leave and make half as much but possibly be happy? [more inside]
posted by MonsieurBon on Aug 2, 2010 - 28 answers

Advice for Finding a Job Out of State, Where to Move

Now that I'm about to graduate in 6 months,where should I move to in the Southwestern U.S. and how might I find an IT job there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

Career advice for software developer?

How much should I be making as a software developer, 3-4 years out of college in a place like St. Louis? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2010 - 7 answers

So what if this career change doesn't work out?

CareerChangeFilter: Help me get a better understanding of the risks and fall-back options of a career-change attempt. Comments from IT managers & HR people will be especially appreciated. [more inside]
posted by great.ideas.$1 on Mar 25, 2010 - 7 answers

Where could I leap if I need to?

Help a Systems Engineer plan to hop industries or skip career tracks altogether. Without going backwards, that is. Or at least let me know which of my goals are unrealistic. (lots more inside with details galore) [more inside]
posted by cross_impact on Feb 24, 2010 - 2 answers

New career for 60+ info-tech entrepreneur/manager?

Demand is way down, and so my dad is closing down his software contracting company. He founded it in 1985, and has always been its primary manager and salesman, so he has no current programming skills. He is over 60, but can't afford to retire yet. What should he do now? [more inside]
posted by r0w on Sep 22, 2009 - 13 answers

[IT Filter] Does anyone know of a resource which gives a comprehensive analysis of the IT Industry and its various facets?

[IT Filter] Does anyone know of a resource which gives a comprehensive analysis of the IT Industry and its various facets? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

What do I need to know about getting into OS X system administration?

What do I need to know about getting into OS X system administration? [more inside]
posted by Chris4d on May 15, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I go work for one company (1-2 month) while waiting for another company's offer?

Should I accept the offer from company "A", knowing full well that I would go work for company "B" in 1-2 month? I'm sure 99% that B's offer will come, but should I do this as a way of hedging my bets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Which IT career would best satisfy the following requirements?

Solve this puzzle: which IT career would best satisfy the following requirements? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Mar 20, 2009 - 18 answers

If not now, when?

In this economy is it a bad idea to relocate for an IT job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 7, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me be a system admin

I'm looking to switch careers into a more IT based role. I'm very well versed with troubleshooting windows and mac systems, however don't know much about the aspects of corporate IT work, ie. managing user groups, Microsoft Exchange or virtual directory. Are there any great learning guides/tools the hive can recommend? [more inside]
posted by razzamatazm on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

Mac-specific IT guy in a Windows world?

In the current and near-future markets, are there viable opportunities for a Mac-specific IT guy, and are Apple certifications worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

I didn't know what I didn't know about IT.

I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Help me get out of an IT contracting loop!

I'm 26 years old and stuck in a IT-contracting loop. Would an MBA, Masters or going back to get certified in certain hardware/software help me out? What kinds of opportunities could they open up? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

Career change in IT, where to go from here....?

I'm getting burnt out doing system administration work in high profile operations. It's not the stress or complexity, but more that I'm at a point where i want off-hours to be MY time and not on-call basically 24/7. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2008 - 7 answers

If you had your druthers, what IT career would you recommend?

If you could recommend any career within the computer/IT field, what would it be? The primary factors I'm considering are salary and job security. [more inside]
posted by iamisaid on Dec 3, 2007 - 23 answers

Career guidance for jack of all trades IT admin

Looking for career guidance. Currently a school's jack of all trades IT administrator. Help me figure out what to do a few years down the road in the IT field. [more inside]
posted by jmd82 on Nov 2, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get a job when you're past entry level and have minimal contacts.

I'm an IT professional who is having a very hard time finding a job. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 19, 2007 - 14 answers

me == jack.trades.all; me != master.trades.all;

I've the office web geek, a real one-man band, with 8 years of experience. It's time to change jobs, but the web employment world is more specialized than ever. What jobs should I be applying for? [more inside]
posted by dw on Aug 19, 2007 - 13 answers

What does an Info Science major do?

I'm stuck in a contracting loop and I need career advice :( I'm about to finish up a 9 month contract at a major pharmaceutical. I was on contract for 6-months and got extended the final 3. Before that I was out of work for a few months after being laid off from my previous job. That involved supporting remote synchronization software as well as SQL work. I graduated with a major in Information Studies and I've worked help desk positions in the past. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Apr 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Lost in the I.T. Jungle

Where should I focus in my I.T. Career? I feel like my skills are a mile-wide and an inch thick and I am quickly becoming unmarketable. I am not sure if being a generalist is a good thing or not. [more inside]
posted by kaizen on Apr 12, 2007 - 9 answers

transitioning into management in I.T.?

Any tips for transitioning into management in I.T.? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

What tech to learn for a good jobby job.

What tech skills should I pick up to help in my job search after I graduate from college? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Jan 3, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me get out of the helpdesk!

Help me get out of the helpdesk! [more inside]
posted by damn dirty ape on Sep 29, 2006 - 10 answers

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