*Dull, I don’t think so, but what do you think? I work in IT (Information Technology) and it’s been a good career for me for over 25 years, it has allowed me to travel, and to work for different companies and in different sectors. I have seen technologies come and go, and had my fair share of frustrations and challenges, but it continues to be interesting, fulfilling and rewarding. What more could I ask!
So what’s going wrong?
(1) It’s only for boys who are good with computers, isn’t it?
(2) You have to stare at a computer all day.
(3) Technology is changing so quickly, my job won’t be very secure will it?
(4) It’s not for me, I want to work with other people in a creative interesting environment.
(5) I don’t know where to start. It all seems so complicated!
None of these statements are necessarily true, although no.5 is a big part of the communication and perception problem that IT elements hopes to address. They should definitely not be barriers that stop anyone setting out on a career in IT or computers.
The industry is a much broader church than when I started out in the late ‘80s, the number of roles and career options has increased, there are charismatic thinkers, successful business leaders and enlightened educators out there, and of course computers continue to influence more and more of our day-to-day lives. If you don’t work ‘in’ IT now, you will be using tech in your study or day job, and to live and function effectively in the connected world. We are all information workers, so its time to get to know what its all about.
Would you add anything else to this list, or help me to compile the blog, ‘5 reasons why IT is so interesting’.
(c) 2015 Antony Lawrence CBA Ltd.