Well, after finally realising my degree in Music Technology and Innovation is about as useful as a sponge mug, I think I'm going to go for something IT related.
Basically I've been building computers for nearly 9 years (I'm 22), and am very much the go to guy for everyone I know when they have a computer problem. Hardware, software, networking, you name it, I'll fix it, and if I don't, I'll find a way of doing so using google :-)
Well, after having not a lot of success applying for IT jobs, I'm starting to think maybe my qualifications are letting me down a little. I have 12 GCSEs, 5 A-Levels (if you can count general studies as an A-level), and my crappy 2:1 degree in music technology..
Think I need something a bit more specialised as many of the jobs I'm applying for say that IT related qualifications are desirable.
So, one day I'm out and about and stumble across a leaflet for a local professional IT training centre, not too far from me. After enquiring about courses & prices they sent me a list;
MCSE 12 Months £2295
MCSA A+ and N+ 12 Months £2145
MCSA 12 Months £1495
A+ 3 Months £995
N+ 3 Months £995
MCP 3 Months £750
MCDST 6 Months £1200
ECDL 6 Months £750
Cisco CCNA 3 Months £945
CIW Foundation 6 Months £745
CIW Design 12 Months £945
MCSD 12 Months £2095
MCDBA 12 Months £2095
The mistake I made earlier in life was to do a degree that offers little job prospects in an extremely tight, underpaid, unforgiving and competative industry. This was my fault for not asking the real world what working in the music business is like..
So. IT professionals. What's working in the IT sector like? How did you get there?
And does anyone have any suggestions as to what course I should take? Basically I'm after whichever one will lead to maximised job opportunities - i.e. the skills that the industry isn't flooded with already!