Are you cut out to work in IT?

 

I loved this article from Tech Republic that lists 10 signs that you may not be cut out for IT:

Takeaway: IT pros often complain about the downsides of their jobs. But what if you really AREN’T meant for an IT career?

It’s a tough world out there. Anyone who’s ever worked in IT knows just how tough it is. And if you’re not totally up for the challenge, there will always be someone else who is. But for anyone considering getting into the world of IT, or for those considering getting out of IT… how do you know? How do you know whether you are really cut out for the career that chews up and spits out its young? Well, I have a handy list of signs that maybe IT isn’t the best fit for you.

1: You lack patience

Patience is most certainly a virtue in IT. When some problems strike, they strike with vengeance and most often require a good deal of time to resolve. If you are without patience, you’ll either give up, lose your mind, or pull out all your hair. But the need for patience doesn’t end at dealing with problems. Many times, end users will test your patience more than the technology will. If that’s the case, I recommend that you either get away from having to deal with end users or (if that’s not possible), leave IT immediately.

Read the entire article….

http://www.techrepublic.co/blog/10things/10-signs-that-you-arent-cut-out-for-it/3072?tag=nl.e101

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One Comment on “Are you cut out to work in IT?”

  1. mikejwcs says:

    I would probably remove the “You don’t like people” sign, as anyone who’s worked with DBA’s and developers knows that they like to sit on their own in the corner and are not to be spoken to without a really good reason. They prefer to communicate via email, and if possible they will automate the response. 15 years in IT at all levels and DBA’s still astound me.


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