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Building Your I.T. Career: A Complete Toolkit for a Dynamic Career in Any Economy, Second Edition by Matthew Moran

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Chapter 11. Breaking In to I.T.

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The Entry-Level Dilemma

One of the most frustrating elements of breaking into a career in technology is that initial job. This chapter identifies the quandary facing the entry-level professional.

This chapter analyzes the “need experience to get experience” dilemma that those who are new to the field often encounter. More important, however, this chapter discusses methods you can use to break past this barrier.

For many technology graduates, the past few years have been frustrating ones, because they have tried desperately to enter a seemingly shrinking job market. They had bought into the “get a certification—get ...

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