The field of computer use is extremely dynamic, such that all aspects are changing at a rapid rate. How does an...
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individual, new to this field, avoid the Catch-22 to be employed? Employers want experienced workers, yet people cannot gain true experience without OTJ work (outside training courses are very expensive to pay out of pocket and only concentrate on certs). Also, because the field is changing rapidly and certs are harder to come by (since many companies no longer pay for the training) how does a NEW individual comfortably enter this field?
I don't think the process is necessarily comfortable, unless you're working at something else already. For someone truly new, I'm guessing this means going for a first job. In that case, I recommend that people investi- gate one of multiple paths to gain experience while seeking permanent, meaningful employment, as follows:
I hope you find these suggestions helpful. If you do have another job, I encourage you to concentrate on volunteer work while you pursue certification at the same time. You can then garner experience and obtain some credentials before trying to make a career move. Good luck.
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