Five Ways Through Which You Can Make Your IT Career Take Off

IT is a common field today. Especially in India where hundreds of IT graduates pass out of engineering colleges, you need to go an extra mile in order to set yourself apart from the hordes of IT engineers. As the IT field has so many bright, dynamic engineers, you have to work towards creating a unique profile for yourself to set you apart from others. Here’s how you can create a unique profile :

 

Brush Up Your Computer Fundamentals : Learn as much as you can about programming languages, data structures and algorithms. One major complaint many tech firms has of quite a few CS graduates that they don’t have a good grasp over the basics of their discipline. Unless you want to embarrass yourself before the interview board later on, brush up your basics as much as possible.

 

Usability : Focus on how to make technology more accessible to common people Develope your skills in areas such as User Friendly Design or User Centered Design, and Human Computer Interaction.

 

Polish Presentation Skills : The more you can polish your communication skills or presentation skills, the better off you will be in your IT career. The more lucidly you can explain tech concepts to non tech people, the better you will be valued as an employee in IT. Most fresh graduates get absorbed in abstract technical terms and confuse non tech co workers. So you have to prepare in advance no how to explain/present tech concepts/subjects as easily as possible.

 

Economics & Basics of Markets : Yes you read that right. One of the ultimate aim of an engineer is to create products that are cost effective, economically viable and have some basic market demand. So having some knowledge of economics is extremely beneficial.

 

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