How does a Junior I.T. Professional get a job.......

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by reLOAD, Jan 24, 2002.

  1. reLOAD

    reLOAD Active Member

    ...any advice, I'd love some feedback. thanks
  2. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    start with showing us your resume

    it's the only thing that matters
  3. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    i'm in the same boat. i take it you're fresh out of school?

    if that's the case, the first thing i'd do is talk to your school's "graduate placement office" if they have one. their whole purpose is to get you working.

    also, look into professional associations. i have been a member of CIPS in the past, and found it a good way to build a network of contacts.

    have you ever heard of an 'information interview'? the idea is that you call someone who works in the industry, not necessarily in a hiring role, and ask to speak with them about the work that they do. you're not trying to get a job with this person, just find out about the work that they do, and any contacts that they may have in the field who may be hiring.

    and ask friends or relatives if they know anyone who needs somebody with your skills.


    man, i read this and wonder why the hell i don't get off my lazy ass and get my own damned IT job. [​IMG]
  4. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    FYI CIPS == Canadian Information Processing Society
  5. Bumbaclat

    Bumbaclat TRIBE Member

    Get in a time machine and go back to 98-99. Pretty easy to get a job then.

  6. Silverback

    Silverback TRIBE Member

    "I.T. Professional" encompasses a lot. Any more details about what you're interested in?
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    You won't! I tried so hard for three months and no luck. It is really bad out there, too many people took I.T. and now the need is not there.
  8. reLOAD

    reLOAD Active Member

    This is true...

    I can develop applications using Java, VB, JSP, ASP, Access, DB2 for RDBMS, SQL, HTML, OO Programming. I would ideally like to parlay these skills into a Business Analyst role, but willing to take any position that would utilize what I have learned.

  9. reLOAD

    reLOAD Active Member

    Hey there, Yes, I've heard of CIPS from school. I'll probably look into that.
    My school also made it a requirement to do one of those "informational interviews" as well. ITI allumni are we?

    Thanks for the advice,
  10. JayBrain

    JayBrain Well-Known Member

    This thread has me scared.. I'm in year 2 of a 3 year program at Sir Sandford Fleming College for Computer Programmer / Analyst.. and you think I might have a problem finding a job when I'm done?

    Yikes!! To bad OSAP doesn't keep sending you money after you graduate
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My advice is take french so at least you can get a tech support job. There are usually lots of those available and they pay pretty well.
  12. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

    i got lucky when i got out.

    i posted my resume EVERYWHERE i could
    workopolis, jobshark, some site i got from school.
    and i applied to everything, whether or not i thought i could get in.

    take what you can get for now, don't turn your nose up at anything, even tech support jobs.
    programmers coming straight out of school aren't in very high demand right now (regardless of what your school told you), so just be happy that you have a keyboard and a desktop computer on your desk.

    my company might be hiring a tech support person soon, i can let you know if anything pops up.
  13. seeker

    seeker TRIBE Member

    you can't fret too much about the state of things. the economy and IT will turn around again in time. sure, the glory days of '97-'99 when anyone who could turn a computer on could make $billions in the dot.coms, but who wants that kind of fleeting crap anyway? (well, maybe me [​IMG])

    i'm going to apply at a bakery tomorrow. maybe i can apply all those wonderful systems analysis and programming skills to baking loaves of bread!
  14. pr0nstar

    pr0nstar TRIBE Member

    Just luck out and get a cushy government job like I did.

    pr0nstar Senior Information Technology Specialist [​IMG]
  15. air-bag

    air-bag TRIBE Member

    Does matter what university have u graduated from?

    Would Waterloo/UofT students get significantly more job offers than other graduates?

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