Computer and network support workers are constantly sought after in the United Kingdom, as businesses become progressively more dependent upon their knowledge and fixing and repairing abilities. The need for larger numbers of technically qualified people is growing, as society becomes vastly more reliant on computers in today’s environment.
We need to make this very clear: Always get full 24×7 support from professional instructors. We can tell you that you’ll strongly regret it if you let this one slide.
Email support is too slow, and so-called telephone support is normally just routed to a call-centre which will take the information and email an instructor – who’ll call back sometime over the next 1-3 days, at a time suitable for them. This is all next to useless if you’re stuck and can’t continue and only have a specific time you can study.
Keep looking and you’ll come across the top providers who recommend and use online support all the time – no matter what time of day it is.
Don’t accept second best with the quality of your support. The vast majority of students that drop-out or fail, would have had a different experience if they’d got the right support package in the first place.
Finding your first job in the industry can feel more straightforward with a Job Placement Assistance service. With the great need for more IT skills in this country at the moment, it’s not necessary to place too much emphasis on this feature however. It isn’t such a complex operation to get your first job as long as you’ve got the necessary skills and qualifications.
Whatever you do, don’t wait till you’ve finished your training before polishing up your CV. The day you start training, list what you’re working on and place it on jobsites!
Getting onto the ‘maybe’ pile of CV’s is far better than not even being known about. Many junior support roles are given to students who are still at an early stage in their studies.
Normally you’ll get quicker results from a local IT focused recruitment consultant or service than you will through a course provider’s employment division, as they will understand the local industry and employment needs.
Do be sure that you don’t conscientiously work through your course materials, then call a halt and expect somebody else to land you a job. Take responsibility for yourself and get on with the job. Channel as much energy and enthusiasm into getting the right position as it took to pass the exams.
Frequently, a everyday person has no idea how they should get into a computing career, or what market they should be considering getting trained in.
Consequently, if you have no experience in the IT market, what chance is there for you to know what a particular IT employee fills their day with? Let alone arrive at what educational path would be most appropriate for success.
Generally, the way to deal with this problem appropriately comes from a full talk over a variety of topics:
* Personality plays an important part – what things get your juices flowing, and what are the areas that you really dislike.
* Do you want to get qualified for a particular reason – e.g. are you looking at working from home (maybe self-employment?)?
* The income needs you may have?
* Many students don’t properly consider the time demanded to get fully certified.
* You should also think long and hard about any sacrifices you’ll need to make, as well as what commitment and time you’re going to give to your training.
The bottom line is, the most intelligent way of understanding everything necessary is through a meeting with an advisor or professional who understands the market well enough to provide solid advice.
A competent and professional consultant (vs a salesman) will want to thoroughly discuss your current level of ability and experience. This is vital for understanding your starting level of study.
If you have a strong background, or perhaps a bit of work-based experience (some certifications gained previously perhaps?) then obviously your starting point will be very different from someone with no background whatsoever.
Starting with a user skills module first is often the best way to get into your IT studies, but depends on your skill level.