Recession sends IT pros back to school

A massive proportionof IT professionals are considering studying for new qualifications during the currentrecession to improve theirchances in the job market. According to research from the ITJob Board, 83% of IT professionals are thinking about gaining newqualifications. Of these, 37% said they h



A massive proportionof IT professionals are considering studying for new qualifications during the currentrecession to improve theirchances in the job market.

 

According to research from the ITJob Board, 83% of IT professionals are thinking about gaining newqualifications.

 

Of these, 37% said they hoped to improve theirchances of getting a job and 29% wanted to broaden theirskills.

 

In terms of updated their CV, 46% of respondents said theywould highlight the number of years of experience they have, while 34%considered it important to show relevant IT qualifications.

 

The study also revealed that 100% of recruiters saidcandidates highlighting their additional IT qualifications would stand a betterchance of securing a job, and those with certifications that supported experiencewould progress further.

 

"It is clear that representatives from across the ITsector are placing real emphasis on the need for employees to broaden theirskillset, and demonstrate a deep level of knowledge," said Jamie Bowler,head of marketing at The IT Job Board.

 

"IT professionals who fail to keep up-to-speed withindustry changes and new qualifications risk the possibility of missing out onnew jobs to those taking a more serious and planned approach to developingtheir careers," he added.


This story originally appeared on ComputerWeekly.com


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