Be willing to start from an entry-level position: It might surprise you that you can get an information technology job without a degree. However, if you have the right skills that are marketable and certification, you can get a job. With an entry-level position, you can get experience while you take courses to get you degree. With your degree and certification, you can move up the ladder. Also, let prospective employers know that you intend to become more knowledgeable and to get better computer skills. They might even be willing to help you financially or allow you leeway in your job schedule.
Become a “Techie”: Learn the basis of information Technology such as Java Script. You can install Linux on your computer to get you more familiar with the operating system. Read books about information technology and involve yourself in languages of technology/internet world. Always put your skills and knowledge into practice.
Know What Jobs are Out There: Information technology is no doubt a broad field. Almost everything in the world is run by computer, so employers need people that are capable to run these computers. Luckily, there are different areas such as healthcare information technology, corporate network management, government information technology and many other areas. For instance, within the healthcare system, you could manage patient electronic record or hospital billing record. You can choose what area interest you and exact position you want to hold, so knowing where and how you want to work is important to having a successful job interview.
Network with the right people: A lot of IT professionals love to mentor people. Do not be afraid or shy to ask them question about the journey of their career, mistakes to avoid, skills they wish they have, etc. Even if you do not have someone you know personally, you can always find a professional mentor on LinkedIn or someone with a job you admire and request to connect with them. Make sure you take note of all the emphasize characteristics of themselves that can help you advance in your career path.
Create an Effective Resume: Do not use convoluted grammar. Use clear and easy to understand the language on your resume. It is okay to show yourself in a positive light by emphasizing on your education, certification, experience/skills, and relevant accomplishments. When applying for jobs make sure your resume fits each job post. Never be discouraged.