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Graduated help needed to find IT Job please

Hi I’ve graduated although my hands are tied in terms of what to do I have no clue neither know the options.
I graduated with a degree in Computer Networks and Technology with a 2:2 I narrowly missed out on a 2:1 . I wanted to go into IT Support via an apprenticeship for practical experience, although a limited amount of training providers offer from Level 6 onwards. I've been applying for jobs but I keep getting overlooked probably due to lack of experience even though IT Support to hand I can do easily family and friends even my partner praised me for it and I desperately wouldn’t mind doing entry level work or a place that offers work experience or an internship but I don’t know or can’t find any so I feel my options are restricted and hands tied.

Anyone got any advice to gain a career in IT because working in retail currently is stressing me out mentally and I’ve had enough.
Original post by Mohammed_2000
Hi I’ve graduated although my hands are tied in terms of what to do I have no clue neither know the options.
I graduated with a degree in Computer Networks and Technology with a 2:2 I narrowly missed out on a 2:1 . I wanted to go into IT Support via an apprenticeship for practical experience, although a limited amount of training providers offer from Level 6 onwards. I've been applying for jobs but I keep getting overlooked probably due to lack of experience even though IT Support to hand I can do easily family and friends even my partner praised me for it and I desperately wouldn’t mind doing entry level work or a place that offers work experience or an internship but I don’t know or can’t find any so I feel my options are restricted and hands tied.
Anyone got any advice to gain a career in IT because working in retail currently is stressing me out mentally and I’ve had enough.

Hey there,

First off, graduating with a 2:2 is still a significant achievement, so don't let narrowly missing out on a 2:1 discourage you. It's clear that you're passionate about pursuing a career in IT support, and your practical experience and skills gained from helping out family, friends, and even your partner are invaluable assets.

Since you're interested in gaining practical experience through an apprenticeship or entry-level work, have you considered reaching out to local IT companies, tech startups. Many companies offer entry-level positions or internships for individuals looking to break into the field, and your enthusiasm and willingness to learn can make you a desirable candidate. Also, consider expanding your search to include online job boards, career fairs, or recruitment agencies that specialise in IT roles. Sometimes, the perfect opportunity may be waiting in unexpected places.

Additionally, networking within the industry can be incredibly beneficial. Attend tech meetups, networking events, or even online forums and communities where IT professionals gather. Making connections and building relationships with people already working in the field can open doors to potential job opportunities or mentorship opportunities.

Lastly, don't underestimate the value of continuous learning and upskilling. Consider taking online courses or certifications to enhance your skills and make yourself more marketable to employers. Platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or even LinkedIn Learning offer a wide range of courses in IT-related topics that can help you stand out from the crowd.

Remember, finding the right career path takes time and perseverance, so don't get discouraged by setbacks. Keep exploring your options, leveraging your skills and experiences, and reaching out for support and guidance when needed.

Best Regards,
Arslan University of Salford Student Representative
Original post by University of Salford Student Rep
Hey there,
First off, graduating with a 2:2 is still a significant achievement, so don't let narrowly missing out on a 2:1 discourage you. It's clear that you're passionate about pursuing a career in IT support, and your practical experience and skills gained from helping out family, friends, and even your partner are invaluable assets.
Since you're interested in gaining practical experience through an apprenticeship or entry-level work, have you considered reaching out to local IT companies, tech startups. Many companies offer entry-level positions or internships for individuals looking to break into the field, and your enthusiasm and willingness to learn can make you a desirable candidate. Also, consider expanding your search to include online job boards, career fairs, or recruitment agencies that specialise in IT roles. Sometimes, the perfect opportunity may be waiting in unexpected places.
Additionally, networking within the industry can be incredibly beneficial. Attend tech meetups, networking events, or even online forums and communities where IT professionals gather. Making connections and building relationships with people already working in the field can open doors to potential job opportunities or mentorship opportunities.
Lastly, don't underestimate the value of continuous learning and upskilling. Consider taking online courses or certifications to enhance your skills and make yourself more marketable to employers. Platforms like Coursera, Udemy, or even LinkedIn Learning offer a wide range of courses in IT-related topics that can help you stand out from the crowd.
Remember, finding the right career path takes time and perseverance, so don't get discouraged by setbacks. Keep exploring your options, leveraging your skills and experiences, and reaching out for support and guidance when needed.
Best Regards,
Arslan University of Salford Student Representative

The thing is I’m not too familiar with like IT companies what do you mean if you don’t mind me asking. Neither I know of such job boards besides like Indeed to be honest. I’ll look for career fairs definitely worth a shot nearby and potential IT networking events. Before creating a LinkedIn

Thank you Arslan

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