If you are looking for a new career, it is well worth considering working in Information Technology. There is a huge variety of jobs to choose from and you can work in virtually any sector. The manufacturing, building, retail and health industries all use technology, which means they need IT personnel.

The fact that virtually every industry relies heavily on IT means that there are plenty of jobs out there. With the right skills and qualifications, you need never be out of work for more than a couple of weeks at a time.

However, it is important to realise that for some roles short term contracts are the norm. For example as a programmer, you will be hired to complete a project then will have to move onto a new project. That said, most projects take years rather than just a couple of months to complete. On top of that, it is not uncommon for a firm who is pleased with your work to offer you another contract on their next project.

Getting Qualified

If you plan to work in the IT industry, getting qualified will be important. Very few firms will hire people without qualifications. Those that do tend to run apprentice programmes. This can be a good way of entering the industry without any formal qualifications. Not only will you learn valuable skills you will be paid whilst you learn. It will not be much, but it will be enough to pay for transport to and from the college with money left over for you to enjoy.

The IT industry, suffers from skill shortages. Therefore, if you choose the right discipline you can earn a huge amount of money. This means that it makes sense to do some research before deciding which programming language to learn, or which IT engineering course to take.

Finding Work

There is a lot of work out there; however, finding your first job can be tricky. For this reason, it is wise to take unpaid or low paid work whilst qualifying. Doing so will prove invaluable when you go out into the IT job market.

As you would expect the vast majority of IT jobs are advertised on the web. Therefore, that is where you will need to go to find work.

The IT job board at  is one of the best places to find work. Hundreds of firms use this site to find the right people to fill their IT vaccancies.