Often we hear the phrase that your professional life and personal life is different and should be kept separate, however, the balance is very important. In today's job market, there are many people just like you who are trying to get work with even a similar skill-set. To stand ahead of the crowd, you need to have a better strategy than your peers.
The right path and right pace is the key to success. If you look around the world in terms of career growth prospects, the most promising would be the IT domain. I mean the information technology domain. This has the highest demand and therefore supply should be adequate.
Sometimes, only having one job becomes monotonous, especially when you have to run the same code almost every other day. Innovation doesn't surface daily. So, in such a case one really needs to look out for opportunities on a contract basis. This kind of path will bring you more exposure and experience.
If yes, then I suggest you search it the right way. People looking for an IT contract to explore new opportunities and shape their career should find themselves a superb search engine within. A right approach will fetch you the necessary goal. Let us have a step by step procedure for it:
Goal: A goal here doesn’t point towards the life’s goal or a soccer goal. Rather it defines actually what kind of contract you want to have. The IT domain is huge and has a number of specialized branches, think about your current skills and decide in which technology you will try to win your first contract.
Door: again, doesn't point towards the house door. Look out for a proper consulting firm which specialises in a contractual hiring process. Those are the people that can take you to the actual hiring world. Many of the contract positions are not advertised and are vested upon consulting firms. Choices will definitely be widened. Such firms also specialise in interpersonal training and developmental activities related to the hiring position.
Building the door: What if you fail to find a suitable consulting firm to represent you? In tough times, you are more than capable of opening doors yourself. The first step, search for an organization you want to work for. After making that decision, write out an email to the concerned mentioning about your work experience and why you would like to join. A formal email will be replied to, definitely. Once the reply hits your inbox, go to the next step in asking for any suitable position and fix up an interview. Check your Linked in profile.. you never know, you may have a connection there to help you out. If you want to get into IT contracting, don’t hesitate, just go for it.
Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge