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© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.1 Technology in Action
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.2 Technology in Action Technology in Focus: Careers in IT
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.3 Job Outlook The Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting growth in computer occupationsThe Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting growth in computer occupations –Network systems and data communications analysts –Computer applications software engineers –Computer systems software engineers –Database administrators –Computer systems analysts
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.4 Bureau of Labor Statistics Site www.bls.gov Occupational Outlook Handbook www.bls.gov For various IT jobsFor various IT jobs –Describes typical tasks –Required education and training –Salary estimates –Likeliness of: Outsourcing – hiring an off-shore third party to provide servicesOutsourcing – hiring an off-shore third party to provide services Offshoring – hiring employees who work in another countryOffshoring – hiring employees who work in another country
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.5 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #1: A degree in computer science means you’re going to be rich.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.6 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #2: All the jobs are going offshore.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.7 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #3: You’ve got three professional certifications... you’re ready to work.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.8 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #4: Women are at a disadvantage in an IT career.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.9 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #5: People skills don’t matter in IT jobs.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.10 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #6: Mathematically impaired people need not apply.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.11 Common Myths About IT Careers Myth #7: Working in IT means working for a computer company or in an IT department.
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.12 Is an IT Career Right for You? ConsiderationsConsiderations –Salary range –Possibility of gender bias –Location –A changing workplace –Stress
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.13 What Realm of IT Should You Work In?
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.14 Development and Integration Web Development Web programmersWeb programmers Graphics designersGraphics designers Interfaces designersInterfaces designers Web content creatorsWeb content creators Customer interaction techniciansCustomer interaction technicians Systems Development Computer programmers Systems analysts Project managers Technical writers Database developers
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.15 Technical Services Information Systems Network administratorsNetwork administrators Database administratorsDatabase administrators Web server administratorsWeb server administrators Telecommunications TechnicianTelecommunications Technician Support Services Helpdesk analystsHelpdesk analysts Computer support techniciansComputer support technicians
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.16 Preparing for a Job in IT EducationEducation –College and university degrees Computer scienceComputer science MISMIS Computer engineeringComputer engineering –Technical schools Build skills rapidlyBuild skills rapidly
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.17 Preparing for a Job in IT Professional certificationsProfessional certifications –Measure base level of skill –Software and hardware manufacturers establish standards ExperienceExperience –Internship Do researchDo research –Know the companies offering jobs
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.18 Finding a Job in IT School placement officeSchool placement office Online employment sitesOnline employment sites –Monster.com –CareerBuilder.com NetworkingNetworking –People networks –Word of mouth –Professional organizations Corporate Web sitesCorporate Web sites
© 2008 Prentice-Hall, Inc.19 Negotiating the Terms Most new hires don’t negotiate because of:Most new hires don’t negotiate because of: – –fear of employer perception – –fear of the employer’s superior power – –fear of losing the offer Negotiating Tips –Don’t start talking about compensation too early in the interview process –Consider the entire compensation package when negotiating –Don’t reveal your salary expectations at the start of a negotiation –Never negotiate issues one at a time
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