Career Guide: When IT specialists feel under-challenged

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A specialist in computer science completed her training in a system house, where she took care of the IT administration of the clients. After completing her apprenticeship, she accepted a position as an IT coordinator, which, however, she defies, as she describes in the online career guide: "I feel as if my know-how about network technology and system administration simply disappear, because of my everyday work Sometimes I am allowed to perform administrative tasks, which I also absorb like a sponge.I approached my current employer for the MCSE certification and got a clear "No." Should I look for a more challenging job? Should I finance the certification with a loan myself, or should I first gain work experience? "

Certification - a duty of the employer?

Jürgen Artmann, Accso:
Jürgen Artmann, Accso: "Training and further education by the employer must be a matter of course in the IT industry."
Photo: Accso

Jürgen Artmann, co-manager of the IT consulting and software company Accso answers: "The fact that you already delegate tasks and do not do everything yourself is certainly more a sign of appreciation on the part of your current employer If your supervisor may see you in a different position, does not he think this certification is necessary and what other training is he planning for you? These are the questions you should ask.

For yourself, you have to decide what kind of activity you prefer. Tell your supervisor that instead of pure IT coordination, you also care about "doing" and being close to technology. Only in an open conversation can you find out if a change in your activities is possible. Your supervisor is the same: Only if you articulate your wishes, he can respond to it.

  1. 1. Who are you?
    Become aware of your values, attributes and goals! You need these considerations for your application and in the job interview. (Photo: shoot4u / Fotolia.com)
  2. 2. Who suits you, to whom do you fit?
    You should be aware of the industry and type of business you want to work in. Are you more of a guy who wants to work in an international environment or are you more focused on small teams and working independently? (Photo: Janos Gehring / Fotolia.com)
  3. 3. Be flexible and increase your market value!
    Flexibility is needed, especially during the crisis. No jobs in your desired industry in sight? Take a look at other industries or use the time for further education. (Photo: Cmon / Fotolia.com)
  4. 4. Apply consciously!
    Quality counts - not quantity. Make sure that you only apply for jobs that fit your profile and that meet most of your needs. (Photo: Michael Flippo / Fotolia.com)
  5. 5. Your application: Authentic and conclusive!
    Make sure that your application is clear and complete. Be sure to avoid gaps in your resume. (Photo: Gernot Krautberger / Fotolia.com)
  6. 6. Do not bore the personnel.
    Whether an application comes in the closer selection, usually decides in only 90 seconds. For this reason, please describe succinctly and briefly in the cover letter why you are currently applying for this job, which qualifications you have and what you can offer the company. Include a concise CV and important credentials. (Photo: Gradt / Fotolia.com)
  7. 7. Inform yourself about your desired employer - and correct!
    You will not only get information about the companies on their homepage. Most info often offers viral marketing. Close up you will experience one or the other impressions from the companies. For example, have you ever browsed the intern blogs at www.deutschlands100.de? Trainees report "live" on their experiences - from the first day of work to the end of the internship. (Photo: Doreen Salcher / Fotolia.com)
  8. 1. Who are you?
    Become aware of your values, attributes and goals! You need these considerations for your application and in the job interview. (Photo: shoot4u / Fotolia.com)
  9. 2. Who suits you, to whom do you fit?
    You should be aware of the industry and type of business you want to work in. Are you more of a guy who wants to work in an international environment or are you more focused on small teams and working independently? (Photo: Janos Gehring / Fotolia.com)
  10. 3. Be flexible and increase your market value!
    Flexibility is needed, especially during the crisis. No jobs in your desired industry in sight? Take a look at other industries or use the time for further education. (Photo: Cmon / Fotolia.com)
  11. 4. Apply consciously!
    Quality counts - not quantity. Make sure that you only apply for jobs that fit your profile and that meet most of your needs. (Photo: Michael Flippo / Fotolia.com)
  12. 5. Your application: Authentic and conclusive!
    Make sure that your application is clear and complete. Be sure to avoid gaps in your resume. (Photo: Gernot Krautberger / Fotolia.com)
  13. 6. Do not bore the personnel.
    Whether an application comes in the closer selection, usually decides in only 90 seconds. For this reason, please describe succinctly and briefly in the cover letter why you are currently applying for this job, which qualifications you have and what you can offer the company. Include a concise CV and important credentials. (Photo: Gradt / Fotolia.com)
  14. 7. Inform yourself about your desired employer - and correct!
    You will not only get information about the companies on their homepage. Most info often offers viral marketing. Close up you will experience one or the other impressions from the companies. For example, have you ever browsed the intern blogs at www.deutschlands100.de? Trainees report "live" on their experiences - from the first day of work to the end of the internship. (Photo: Doreen Salcher / Fotolia.com)

First of all, talk to your supervisor about your development in the company, including the planned further training measures. Incidentally, training by the employer must be taken for granted in the IT industry. If there is a fundamentally different view, I would actually look for a change possibility. In the job interview, the question of the scope and budget for your own further education leaves a positive impression. "

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