The Road Not Taken For IT Careers
IT careers can seem complicated to find if you do not know where to look. One of the most common challenges we see aspiring IT and Cybersecurity professionals run into is the steep competition for IT careers in the IT sector. We’ve learned that most people narrow their IT career searches to “Tech” companies such as Apple and Google and get frustrated due to the lack of job offers they receive.
The need for IT talent is on the rise. However, the uptick in IT talent requirements comes from non-tech industries. In the current business environment, most enterprises have gone digital. For example, the Oil and Gas industry now relies on digital technology as part of their daily operations. Check out our post about the $215 million data center Microsoft announced in San Antonio. In addition, our Microsoft data center post discusses how Chevron signed a contract with Microsoft for cloud services.
Electricity is a utility that all companies need to operate. Like electricity, IT services have become a vital utility for business operations. Imagine trying to do anything without electricity or computers.
If a company works with data, then the odds are they need tech talent to support and protect their cyber operations. The cyber operations of non-tech companies are one of the services they use to deliver their products to their customers; this is where more IT career opportunities open up.
Oil and Gas companies must keep their customers happy to keep their bottom line healthy. As a result, Information Technology has become a staple in the oil industry, opening cyber career opportunities. In this video, Geronimo explains how you can leverage the Oil and Gas industry to start your IT career. Watch the video to learn more.