What Graduates Should Know About an IT Career

Posted on December 6, 2006  Comments (2)

Here is some decent and simple advice. It is obviously not comprehensive or completely accurate but a is a very quick addition to other thoughts on the topic: What every graduate should know before entering the IT industry:

Your whole career in IT will be spent updating your skills
This follows on from the last point. If your skills become out of date, you will become vulnerable to losing your career. Because of this, IT is a career where it is difficult to thrive without having a real passion for it. Your employer may send you on expensive training courses, but unless you read up and experiment in your own time, you’re going to fall behind.

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2 Responses to “What Graduates Should Know About an IT Career”

  1. CuriousCat: The IT Job Market
    October 8th, 2007 @ 11:02 am

    “computer science graduates were among the highest paid of any major – an average offer of $53,051, which is about a 4.5 percent increase over 2007…
    The data shows that pay raises and bonuses for 2006 showed an 11.6% jump on average. Further, the average base salary grew by 5.6% to $86,700.”

  2. CuriousCat: IT Employment Hits New High Again
    June 24th, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    “Unemployment among business-technology professionals has fallen to a decade low as the size of the IT workforce has risen to a record level in 2007…”

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