Vault Career Guide to Information Technology, Third Edition
Opportunity is definitely knocking for information technology professionals; employment for computer programmers, computer support specialists, computer systems analysts, software developers and other workers with computer expertise is expected to increase quickly through 2026. All industries, municipal services and nonprofit organizations now rely on computers to conduct business, creating a limitless range of job possibilities for IT professionals. Those who work at tech companies may even help launch the next great app or device that changes how society functions. To succeed in this field takes flexibility, a formal education, a solid understanding of computer basics and—perhaps most importantly—the ability to keep up with the latest technology.
The Vault Career Guide to Information Technology, Third Edition provides an insider’s perspective on what’s happening in the industry, what it takes to break in and how to advance your career. Whether your goal is to program the next billion dollar app or design security software to thwart hackers, this guide can help you master every step of your job search.
Vault Career Guides offer an industry insider’s view of what it takes to land a job in your chosen profession. Each volume provides a comprehensive overview of the industry and expert advice and tips for uncovering job opportunities, networking, preparing your cover letter and résumé, interviewing and keeping current on industry news and trends. Interviews and case studies offer behind-the-scenes glimpses of what hiring managers look for in a candidate and how others have succeeded in landing their jobs or advancing their careers. Day in the Life profiles place you in the shoes of an established professional for one day, and an extensive glossary and resource list put all the industry knowledge you need to succeed at your fingertips.
Each Vault Career Guide includes:
- The Scoop: Everything you need to know about what your industry does, its history, who works in it and where it’s going.
- Getting Hired: Practical information on researching potential employers, networking, interviewing and getting in the door.
- On the Job: A look at life on the job and the industry culture.
- Talk Like a Pro: A glossary of industry jargon and key terms.
- Resources: Associations, organizations, websites and other resources to help you plan and advance your career.