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In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, lifestyle, or find amore personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools for mapping out a path in some ...

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Overview

In today's dynamic employment scene it is common for professionals to change careers during their working lives. Whether to seek fresh challenges, live a preferred lifestyle, lifestyle, or find amore personally satisfying line of work, more and more people are choosing new and different career paths. Sometimes experienced workers are forced to launch a new career due to the economic realities of a changing job market. The Field Guides to Finding a New Career provide essential tools for mapping out a path in some of today's most exciting industries This book offers a step-by-step process for assessing your personal skills and experience and applying them to information technology.

Key Features Include

a self-assessment quiz to pinpoint your strongest skills and qualities

"Career Compasses" that identify the most important skills and qualities required for the jobs you're considering

"You Are Here" tips for repurposing current skills and gaining new ones

"Landmarks" that address key issues for career changers in different age groups

Complete with interviews with industry professionals, lists of further resources and relevant trade organizations, and advice for making a career transition or starting your own business the Field Guides to Finding a New Career: information Technology is a must-have resource for anyone seeking to entre this field.

Careers profiled in Information Technology include

Computer Programmer

Computer Repair Technician

Computer Software Engineer

Computer Systems Analyst

Cyber Security Specialist

Databast Administrator

Forensic Computing Specialist

Network Administrator

Systems Engineer

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Gr 9 Up—Information Technology talks about the technical side of things—programmer, analyst, technician—while Internet focuses on the more creative jobs in the technology industry—animator, game designer, blogger. Both include self-assessment quizzes to help students identify, based on their strengths and weaknesses, which vocation would be a good fit. Each career entry includes personal accounts of people working in the field; helpful explanations of the career; mileposts to keep track of as readers move into their 20s, 30s, and beyond; and additional resources. On the whole, these are quality introductory handbooks for those seeking careers that require more specialized schooling. They include useful end chapters on how to impress employers and how to network, as well as basic résumé and interview tips. However, they are a bit dry; teens might be turned off by the outdated graphics and textbooklike feel. Purchase for libraries that have healthy career-development sections or where YA nonfiction shares a space with adult nonfiction.—Traci Glass, Eugene Public Library, OR
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Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding a New Career vii

How to Use This Book ix

Make the Most of Your Journey xi

Self-Assessment Quiz xv

Chapter 1 Computer Programmer 1

Chapter 2 Database Administrator 12

Chapter 3 Computer Systems Analyst 22

Chapter 4 Computer Software Engineer 33

Chapter 5 Computer Repair Technician 44

Chapter 6 Cyber Security Specialist 54

Chapter 7 Network Administrator 64

Chapter 8 Systems Engineer 75

Chapter 9 Forensic Computing Specialist 86

Appendix A Going Solo: Starting Your Own Business 97

Appendix B Outfitting Yourself for Career Success 111

Index 123

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