Finding Your Dream Cisco Job Part III – Write It Down
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If I asked you to describe your dream IT job what would you
say to me?
You may say something like ‘Doing network support for a big
company’ or ‘I just want to get a break into IT, I don’t
mind what it is.’
The funny thing is that if you don’t know what your goal is
then how are you supposed to achieve it? If you went to the
travel agent wanting to go on holiday she would ask you
what sort of holiday you wanted. Somewhere hot, exotic, an
ocean view or in a city, near to home or many miles away?
So I ask you again. Describe to me your dream IT job.
What I am getting you to do is to have a think about the
sort of place you want to be working and what you want your
role to consist of. Would you like to work on a very busy
IT desk with lots happening and very large projects or
would you prefer a slower pace of a smaller company where
things are not so hectic.
Would you like to be part of a small team or do you love
working and chatting with lots of people. Do you want to
be installing equipment and getting your hands dirty or
would you prefer remote support and configuration?
Your job hunting strategy depends upon who your target is
and if you don’t know who your target is you either won’t
find it or worse you will take a role which you know deep
down you will be unhappy in.
Next time we will get into the how to of job hunting for
IT roles. Before then please write down your answers to
Where would you like to be working? Near to home or far.
In a big city or small town or village?
What size team would you like to be working with?
What sort of technologies do you want to work with?
Would you like to be busy or prefer a slower pace where
you can focus on one thing at a time?
Would you like to be closely supervised or be free to work
on your own?
What sort of training would you like? Would you like you
employer to sponsor you or would you prefer to learn
yourself in your own time?
How long would you like to be working there before you
move on to another role?
See you next time.