What area of IT should I go into?
Only you can answer this, but you could think about the following questions
- What aspects of my degree have I enjoyed the most? Databases, programming, software development, business, marketing?
- Have I explored my options? (e.g. researching the industry, getting work experience, going to presentations and events, learning a new programming language, creating my own website?)
- What type of role am I looking for? (Do I want a client-facing role? Business or finance? Software or hardware?)
- Where can I see myself in the future? (What roles should I do now to enable me to pursue X careers in the future?)
If you would like to explore careers in IT further, then TARGETjobs IT has lots tips on what type of IT companies and jobs are the best for you. It also includes advice on CV and cover letter writing for technical roles. Also Computer Weekly talks in more detail about how to choose the right IT role
Don’t want to work in IT?
Book an appointment with one of our advisers who can help you think about your options outside of Computing.
Further study is a great way to develop more advanced knowledge in specific computing areas. It is not always necessary, but check the course content and speak with an adviser if you are not sure. A good way to measure whether a Master's degree will be useful is to check out job descriptions of roles you are interested in. If they consistently asked for higher level qualifications, then a Master's degree may be a good way to increase your job prospects. Check out our postgraduate studies pages for more advice on continuing your studies.
Become a TechFutures Ambassador
Are you passionate about careers in IT? Want to inspire others?
Currently, there is a significant skills shortage within the IT industry with a growing demand for IT professionals but not enough applicants showing interest in these careers. You can make a difference by volunteering at local schools to inform young students about careers in IT and inspire them to learn digital skills.
For more details and to sign up as an ambassador see The Tech Partnership. You can also learn more about the IT industry and new developments in the sector here.