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March 10, 2009


What's out there?

All the large IT and telecommunications companies offer job opportunities across a wide range of disciplines. In some, a degree in computer science will be necessary, whereas others (such as human resources) will accept more general qualifications. A typical list of departments would be:

  • Engineering
  • Legal
  • Operations and IT
  • Business development
  • Product management
  • Administration
  • Sales and marketing
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Research and development

Each of these areas demands slightly different skills and experience. Some job specifications will have a long list of required attributes and previous roles, making them seem daunting and unattainable. However, once you have spent a couple of years in a junior IT or telecommunications position, you will probably have covered many different areas and acquired numerous skills, so these lists then seem easier to approach. There's also a learning curve when joining the sector, or even just a new firm; many have to learn a whole new vocabulary full of jargon and acronyms. For outsiders, this can be either comic or irritating.


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