How Your Existing Skills Can Help You Land An IT Management Career

Are you currently in a career but searching for something new? Do you have the skills to obtain a management level position?

If you have decided to turn your existing job into a new career, then interviews will be on your schedule soon. In turn, your background and experience are a valuable aspect of your future job search. The skills you possess either make you stand out from the crowd or are very similar to others who are applying for the same job.

As you begin your search, have you thought about a career in information technology management? If you are a born leader with a desire to achieve or a great communicator with a passion to help others, I would invite you to think about any other existing skills you have that may lend you a hand for a successful future in information technology.

Again, there are many skills that can set you apart from other candidates, and below I explain a few of the skills that may help you land an IT management career.

Examples of Existing Skills and Why They Are Important

Adaptability

As the IT field and technology constantly change, it is important for you to be willing to change and achieve more. Employers in the IT field are looking for and needing employees who have the skill of adaptability and who understand that change is inevitable in the IT field.

Team Player

In most work settings it’s important for employees to connect and work together if problems arise. Being a team player is important to employers. The ability to demonstrate teamwork will help you stand out and will be a valuable part of your future career.

Problem-solving

Sounds pretty obvious, right? Especially as an IT manager, there are many instances in which you may have to work hard to find the right answer. Situation: what if your IT coworkers have an issue that they cannot resolve? Who does it go to next? As a manager you should be able to take on a task and to resolve the situation.

Communication

When working in IT it’s important to have communication skills because IT roles support many parts of a company, including: community and relationship management, program and design management and communicating with coworkers that may have IT or computer related issues.

 

If these skills sound like you, if you’re working to earn a promotion or if you’re interested in a job in IT management, we would love to talk with you! Visit our Facebook page and let us know how we can help you succeed in your future career goals.

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Kendall Bird is an Online Community Specialist for Rasmussen College. With her Bachelor’s degree in public relations and a passion for social media, she enjoys writing motivating and enthusiastic blog content to encourage future, current and former students to learn more about their discipline of study. Kendall’s ultimate goal is to generate a positive community through blogging to promote learning and change lives.

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