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1 1 Principles of Information Technology Investigating IT Employment Opportunities IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

2 Lesson Objectives Identify positive work behaviors and personal qualities that enhance a persons employability Identify the steps in the job hunt/hiring process Describe the function of a resume Describe the function of a portfolio 2 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

3 Lesson Objectives Define Information Technology Identify the four career pathways in the IT field List types of jobs available within the IT field Use the Internet to research IT careers Identify types of job tasks and duties within the IT field 3 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

4 The Hiring Process Locate a job opening Search the Internet Newspaper ads Employment offices Word of mouth 4 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

5 The Hiring Process Locate the requirements of that company and follow them Usually, the first step is an application: Fill-in-the-blank form Basic information Name, address, social security number Previous employer 5 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

6 The Hiring Process The next step could be the résumé: A typed document you provide Summarizes your education job skills (related to this job) past employment history Usually in reverse chronological order Keep it brief but accurate If the potential employer is impressed, it will get you to the next step 6 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

7 The Hiring Process The next step is the interview Face-to-face or by phone Question and answer session Common questions: 7 What makes you the best person for the job? What would your last employer say is your worst quality? What was the most difficult part of your last job? IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

8 The Hiring Process References Can be requested on the application, résumé, or at the interview People who know you (but are not related) People who can verify the information given on the application, résumé, or in the interview Can be pastor, teacher, community leader, coworker 8 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

9 The Hiring Process Portfolio Can be requested by the potential employer Documentation of your skills Photographs, certificates, letters, anything showing off previous work you have done Can be printed or electronic 9 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

10 Information Technology Employment Opportunities 10 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

11 Information Technology Definition: the development, implementation, and maintenance of computer hardware and software systems to organize and communicate information electronically reference: dictionary.com 11 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

12 Information Technology Career Pathways 1. Network Systems 2. Information Support & Services 3. Web & Digital Communications 4. Programming & Software Development 12 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

13 Information Technology Types of Jobs Network Systems Pathway Network architects Network engineers Network & computer systems administrators Database administrators Computer security specialists Telecommunications specialists Web developers 13 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

14 Information Technology Types of Jobs Information Support & Services Pathway Technical support specialists Help-desk technicians Equipment repair technicians Information systems managers 14 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

15 Information Technology Types of Jobs Web & Digital Communications Pathway Desktop publishers - typographers Technical writers Telecommunications line installers Telecommunications line repairers Multimedia artist/animators 15 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

16 Information Technology Types of Jobs Programming & Software Development Pathway Software engineers Computer systems engineers Computer programmers 16 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.

17 The End 17 IT: Principles of Information Technology – Investigating IT Employment Opportunities Copyright © Texas Education Agency, All rights reserved.


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