KNOW WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE OUT THERE
Information technology is a large field. Nearly everything in industry and the social network is run by computers today, and employers need capable people to run the machines. That means not only can you choose the area in which you work, you can choose the type of position you hold within that area. Job requirements vary widely, so knowing where and how you want to work is important for preparing for your career and for having a successful job interview.
Consider volunteering. You might take calls at a help desk or do some technology support. Current students should look into internships or summer job placements. If you qualify for a work-study program, you might apply want to apply for office roles where you can hone your skills.
BECOME A TECH GUY
Learn HTML. That is the basis for all information technology development. Learn Java Script as well, because it is one of the foundational languages of the Internet. You might install Linux on your computer so that you can become familiar with an operating system other than Windows. Read computer books. Immerse yourself in the language and in the world of the Internet. Write a program, and build a website. Use your skills and knowledge, not a template. Use your website as a sample of your work in applications and interviews.
BE WILLING TO START AT ENTRY LEVEL
It might surprise you that you can get an information technology job without a degree or even a high school diploma, if you have marketable skills. Of course, you won’t move up the ladder unless you add education to your resume, but you can get your feet wet in the industry. That low-level position will allow you to get experience while you take courses or even earn your degree. Let prospective employers know that you intend to become more knowledgeable and to get better computer skills. They might even be willing to help you financially or allow you leeway in your job schedule.