Here is the question: can you study all the subjects that you are passionate about through self study (by using the internet and textbooks) and still learn more than someone who goes to college for the same purpose?
Consider both sides of the debate. Forking over $40,000 and 4 years of your life to college gives you something that you can hang on your wall, a certificate that both you and your employers can be sure off.
Post a detailed question regarding your challenges right now, and I will help you take care of them, once and for all!
How To Discover Your Passion?
Perhaps, your toughest challenge is …
- How to choose the right career or
- How to make a career change or
- How to get an entry level job that is inline with your career goals
[Ask IT Career Coach] is a Career Advice Column for Information Technology (IT) professionals looking for answers to their most challenging career situations.
This question was submitted by a reader who would like to know: “If An MBA Is Required For Business Analyst Jobs“.
Here Is The Question on Educational Requirements for Business Analyst Jobs:
… I will be working for one year then I have plans to go for a one year MBA program.
This post answers a question submitted to [Ask IT Career Coach], a Career Advice Column that offers practical answers, help or solutions for your most challenging career situations.
What Are The Entry Level Requirements For Database Professional Jobs?
A reader from Rockville, Maryland wants to become a database professional and is concerned about age-based preferences, discrimination, educational qualifications and entry level hiring requirements for database professional jobs!
What is your opinion regarding online it degrees? More specifically, Master’s degrees in database technology?
One of the bigger issues facing IT professionals is: “the challenge of building experience“.
This challenge exists because employers still require experience for hiring, even when you need their jobs to build experience!
It’s the classic Catch-22: “chicken or egg which came first challenge” that may be solved through internships or full-time jobs.
However, internships are getting increasingly competitive (Read More …) and employers are still insisting on handson experience before making job offers.
Why Internships Are Hard To Get
For a while, internships helped provide the missing handson experience to IT professionals learning new skills or transitioning careers.
Here’s a question on “how to get the experience neccessary for career advancement opportunities!” from a professional who has an MBA in Information Security.
If you need help with a Question or Challenge, be sure to ask it as a comment on this page and I will answer it fully just as I am answering this reader’s question below!