Actions & Ideas
- Analyze your ideas about breaking into I.T. Do you have the perception that all I.T. careers take place in the I.T. department? Can you see areas where technology expertise would be helpful in nontechnical roles—perhaps even a job you have held?
- Introduce yourself to an I.T. professional of some influence—whether at your current company, your local church or religious organization, or other sphere of influence. Let this person know your career motives and ask for advice.
- Create a short-term plan of technology projects that you can perform outside of an I.T. department to advance your skills.
- Look for ads for I.T.-related jobs (or jobs that require I.T. related skills) in non-I.T. departments. Compare job descriptions, prerequisites, and expectations.