- I Don't Have the Background, Experience, or Education to Get a Job in IT.
- 2: I Have a Little Bit of Experience, But I am Not Certified, and I Can't Get an Entry-Level Job.
- 3: All the Advertisements I Look at Have a Ridiculous Number of Job Skills Required. Who Has All those Skills?
- 4: I Have Worked with Only One Vendor's Platform. Can I Still Move Up in the Field?
- 5: I Don't Have the Money to Get Certified. The Classes Are Too Expensive. How Do I Get Started? Is There an Inexpensive Way to Get Certified?
- 6: I Am Afraid Of Failing.
- 7: I Was Just Laid Off. Who Can I Ask for Help and Guidance?
There are plenty of obstacles in IT. These obstacles can paralyze you, or they can motivate you. The bottom line is how you view themwhat your attitude is. I have found that a positive, determined, focused attitude will help a career expand logarithmically; whereas a negative, fatalistic attitude will almost always cripple a career.
Let me know what some of your obstacles have been in this crazy business. Feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or open up a thread on the InformIT.com discussion board. Talk to you soon.
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