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Old 01-07-2015, 02:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: Starting my IT career

There are plenty of entry level tech positions in the world that you will be able to fill. I started almost 7 years ago and felt in the same position as you. Worked for 1 year at an entry level tech support position where I would make house calls to help people and then towards the end of that year got to take on 1 or 2 business clients. At that point, a position for the tech coordinator opened at my old school and so I applied, was interviewed, and got hired. Been here ever since. I was a lot worried when I was fresh out of college but that year of experience really helped.

What I find is that there is rarely a situation you'll run into that someone else hasn't been in before. Google and the internet are your best friends. Don't feel like you have to know all the information about everything when it's all available at your fingertips. That was the hardest thing for me to learn. I was (am still am sometimes) doubting myself and my abilities but so far things have gone smoothly and I've been able to do everything asked of me and more. If I need help a search on google will likely give me the answer or at least lead me to it.

Don't be afraid to ask for help from someone who's in the business or who is working with you. Again, don't pretend to know everything - especially when you don't.
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