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    Planning to move from non technical to IT field? Looking out for advice regarding the most suitable courses which will help in procuring the job? On this page scroll through the suggestions from ISC experts.

    I done my engineering in E&TC in 2015 and from past 2 years I am working in non technical field at my hometown but now I want make career in IT field by doing any IT course. But I am worried about after completing the course will I get a job in IT or not?
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  • Any Engineering graduate can apply for IT jobs. As such you are eligible to apply for IT jobs. But IT industries prefer fresh engineers for starting jobs. But you passed four years back. So many big companies may not entertain your application. But you need not lose hope.

    Your experience is in a non-technical job. Is it something to do with computers or are you using a computer in your job? Can you get an experience certificate from the present company mentioning the nature of duties in the present job and can they mention specifically anything about the works carried out with a computer. For example, you worked as an Accounts Asst. You used tally as a tool for your accounting system in your duties. They can mention that in your expereince certificate. That may be helpful for you to get lateral entry into IT companies. Try for that.

    There are many small IT companies who will recruit Engineering graduates for a less salary. They will never ask for fresh candidates. So you can try for such companies.

    Make a good CV and upload them in placement sites like or They will be sending you alerts. You can also open the site and search for suitable jobs and apply. Go through the newspapers, jobs section of Indiastudychannel regularly and apply for the suitable posts. Some walk-in interviews will also be there. Attend such interviews.

    Meanwhile, do some computer software certificate courses in any good institute and make your CV looks better. They will add value to your CV and chances of getting a job will be more. You can also do digital marketing course, Languages like Oracle, etc.

    All the above you have to do while working in the present job. Never resign for this job till you get another job. Please remember a bird in the hand worth two in the bush.

    I wish you all the best.

    always confident

  • If you want to switch over to IT field from the present assignment, you need to take up the following measures for your induction in this field. A few guidelines are noted below helping you to get an appropriate job in the IT field -
    1) Wide contacts with your friends/ aquantences - Remain in contact with your friends/ aqaintences providing you job positions / vacancies in such areas where you want to make your career. You may ask them to upload your profile in the web sites of their companies if the vacancies exist in such fields where you want to make your career.
    2) Updating of your resume -
    Prior to updating your resume, it is important to know which attributes would make you saleable in the professional market. Your resume must be precise indicating your achievements in terms of qualifications, experience in the relevant fields and aquistion of any certification in your related field enhancing your scope of employability.
    Your resume is the first impression, a potential employer will have about you so ensure that your resume paints a complete and positive picture about you.
    3) Stick to the Relevant Information- Potential employers would be interested to know your experience in the area you want to seek your job. In your case, you may indicate your present job position but make an attractive resume even with the consultation with some experienced professionals highlighting your achievements in each field such your scorings of marks in the different stages of your examinations from class ten to your present levels, your extra curricular activities and awards won different fields.
    4) Know the basics - You should have thorough command in your subjects with which you have passed. You should be ready to demonstrate your skills during the hours of ongoing interview. The employers should have the confidence in choosing a right candidate during the process of interview and in no way, he should be disappointed with your poor performance.
    5) Master your Interview Skill - Ensure that you should have excellent communication skill. Be patient and listen to the members of the Board carefully and then proceed. Be polite and your response should be to the point in relation to the question asked by the member of the Board. Avoid lengthy interpretations.
    6) Know the Company - If you are honest in your resume, you will feel confident while going into the interview.
    During the concluding session of the interview, you must put forth some questions relating to jobs to be carried out in the event of your absorption signifying that you are really interested to know the work culture of the company you are likely to join.
    7) Look out for the Job Search Engine - Take the help of, etc since the technical jobs are posted on these sites more as the demand within the industries go up.
    8) Take appropriate Certification- Aquistion of appropriate certification such as Cloud, Database, IT trainer, Oracle, Project Management etc will enhance your employability. However, such certification must be from a well recognised body/ institution.

  • Electronics and Telecommunication engineers can easily get a job and make their career in many industries like electronics manufacturing organization, Power Electronics, Telecommunication industries, IT industries, Internet technologies, Mobile communication companies, Health care equipment manufacturing, and other industries like petroleum, coal, thermal, steel, and chemical industry etc.

    You have completed Engineering in E &TC four years back and now doing a non-technical job since last 2 years. So it will be a little bit difficult to get a job but not impossible. Further you want to get a job in IT field. You can try to get a job in IT Company, because being an engineer you can easily get a job in IT field. If you will do some IT course it will be a plus point and will help in getting a job in IT company.

    1. First of all update your CV and include all your skills and knowledge about software etc.
    2. Join some advanced course related to Information Technology.
    3. For searching a job in IT field you can start from local recruiters. Search job in local industrial area or IT park. Drop your CV there.
    4. You can search career option on websites of good IT companies.
    5. Email your CV to the IT companies
    6. Read employment newspapers, Times of India, Hindustan Times etc.
    7. Registered on online jobs portals like,, and etc. You can also take their premium services.
    8. Make a profile on linkedin and apply to IT jobs there.
    9. You can also register yourself in private recruitment firms. They will also help you in getting a job.
    10. Improve your knowledge and skills. Watch interview video available at Youtube.
    11. You can take guidance from your professors and friends also.
    12. Some family members who are also working in IT field can also help you.
    13. You should learn programming and develop your programming skills. Learn programming languages like Java, Sql, PHP etc.
    14. Read and learn about latest technologies and keep updated yourself. Knowledge about latest technologies will also help you to crack the interview.
    15. Attend more and more interview and gather questions and information and prepare yourself for upcoming interview.
    16. You should decide the field according to your interest. If you want to go in Cloud. You should do a course related to that particular skill.
    17. Improve your communication skills. For this you can join some grooming classes also.
    18. You should also improve your Presentation Skills and Problem Solving Skills.

    There are some courses can help you to get into IT field:
    1. Software Testing
    2. .NET
    3. Java
    4. Python
    5. C++,
    6. Data Science
    7. Data structure
    8. Mobile Application Development
    9. Web Designing
    10. Digital Marketing
    11. DevOps
    12. PHP
    13. SQL

    Due to the gap in your degree and job and also as you want to switch the job from non-IT to IT field you will have to work hard. But Focusing on target and hard work can make a difference and definitely you will be able to find a suitable job in your field of interest.

  • I have seen with the world wherein the formal courses make less sense other then what your specialities are and in addition what you want to be as a chosen carrier. Few in my relation are doing good in the IT field even though initially they never had the IT background but one thing is for sure that they kept on updating themselves with the latest of technologies in order to compete with others because and as a matter of fact we are leaving in a world of cut throat competition where survival is very hard and elimination is possible everywhere and therefore if you do feel that you can go ahead then don't wait, find yours area of interest and devote yourself into it.

    In the beginning you need to start from the very basic wherein you wouldn't be offered a good package but and if you could stick to that in order to get some basic knowledge for the next level. But this is quite evident from your writing that you are much doubtful instead of showing some confidence of go head attitude. You need to improve here.

    The journey hasn't started yet and there is a long way to go. I would suggest you to opt with some computer course and work on the some software like the Oracle or SAP or Microsoft Navision etc. There are three different jobs being taken care in any IT jobs. One belongs to the hardware part wherein the expertise takes care of the server, storage, router, wiring etc. The second profile is the functional one being the expertise of the flow of information in the system and the finally the third one concerns with the Programming part for which one needs to be expertise in the programming language like the Oracle or ABAP etc. And depending upon your capability you can choose any of these fields and go for a long term carrier plans.

    But you need to be prepared of the outcomes as the final success may take time depending upon your initiatives. Pl. go through with the suggestions of the other experts as well for more better options and road map. Best of luck.

  • You are an engineer and if you have an interest to carve out a career in the IT field you can definitely do that. Only thing is you have to do efforts in that direction. IT field has many options and as you are out of the technical line for last 2 years you will have to update your knowledge in the relevant IT field before applying for a job in this sector. Meanwhile start seeing the IT job openings in the various job sites to get a feel of the types of the jobs being advertised and where you stand in that relation. It is now clear that you will have to do some certificate or diploma course in the area of your interest. There are many interesting and prospective streams in IT field. Some of them are -

    1. Web hosting and web applications.
    2. JAVA and its frameworks.
    3. CISCO Technologies.
    4. Statistical Analysis System (SAS).
    5. Data Base Administration (Oracle, DB2, MySql, SQL Server etc).
    6. System Administration (Red Hat, Solaris, UNIX, VMware etc).
    7. Digital Marketing.
    8. Cloud Computing.
    9. Microsoft Technologies.
    10. Mobile SDKs (Android, iPhone and Windows Phone).
    11. Animation & Graphics.
    12. SQT (Software Quality Testing).
    13. Specific language courses(like PHP, Ruby/Perl/Python etc).
    14. Networking and internet.
    15. Data Science.

    You have to scan through this exhaustive list and find out where your interest lie. It will be a good thing to pursue the interests. Out of the above list some of the areas are old ones and quite common but some are relatively newer and now emerging to reach bigger heights and one can emphasise on them for selecting them as a career line. Some of the worth mentioning are Digital Marketing, Cloud Computing, Data Science and language like Python.

    Knowledge is power.

  • Though you have not mentioned it explicitly, it is quite obvious that you are somewhat familiar of even skilled in the basics of IT and know the basics.

    Here are three or four good options for you to consider and implement rather urgently. Choose any one of them, and get going immediately. You need to immediately jump into one of the choices, as you can otherwise bus the bus. Kindly do not forget this fact.

    1. Since it is not immediately known where you are based, am just assuming that you are near a big city. Even otherwise, migrate to a city like Pune or Bangalore or Chennai and search for a job in the same line where you have experience. Remember, this is only to enable to make some money and manage your expenses. Or, continue where you are and immediately do a course in Cloud Computing. This will immediately help you to get a job. Grab it. Just go for the job and do not have ego issues that will possibly distract you. For example, if you get a starting salary of just Rs10,000 just go for it. I know for sure in at least six cases where the employees now draw salaries of more than one lakh per month after six years of experience.

    2. The second course that you should consider is any advanced course on Robotics or Machine Learning. These courses have been introduced by some NITs in a big way. There are some professional bodies that seem to be keen on introducing these courses as well. Try something in institutes like NIIT. When you are sure that the course content is okay, go for it. Do it. such courses are bound to be in big demand when we start seeing the global developments in artificial intelligence. There are bound to be jobs. However, if you do not have the core experience in terms of working in IT companies that are global majors like Infosys Technologies, Wipro or TCS, you are not likely to get a high salary to start with. Just do not worry about your starting salary. You will grow only with hard core experience.

    3. The third area where you can positively get a good break by doing a six month certificate course in SAP Supply Chain Management. What you must ensure is that you get a good number of hours to practice the skill you have learned. This is important so that you have the substantial skill-sets that can be transferred to the job in a massive way. There is a terrific scope for SAP supply chain management, as the skill sets will enhance the process of management of the IT processes well. Once again, gather the vital experience, your salary and quality of experience will be extremely good and your career will take off.

    4. Remember that the global IT industry is always looking for professionals who can solve any technical problem and go on adding value in a significant manner. Once this happens in your life, you will become as professional as anyone in the field.

    All the very best.

  • It's always eaisy for the Engineering graduates to bag an IT sector job. Since you have finished your Engineering in the year 2015, you may need to do some job oriented courses to get the job. Once you are done with the course and the desired Certifications you are all set for the job in your dream sector. May be you need to start with less package as you might be considered as a fresher for the IT sector but you can expect a good package after a couple of years. Here are some options regarding the job oriented courses which I will like to suggest:
    1. Web Designing- So many big and small IT companies hire web designers and it can be a good career option.

    2. Software testing- Software Testing is one of the best paying jobs of IT sector. After finishing the testing course you have an option to take certification and then you can apply for the job. Succes ratio of getting IT job as a software tester is more due to increase in demand of software testers.

    3. Digital marketing- This career option is good one due to increase in demand these days and the sector will grow more because of increasing use of various social media platforms among the youth.

    4. Software development- The job of a software developer is the toughest one and equally rewarding too. You can earn a very high package as a software developer but learning software developement is bit tough in comparison to thr other options. The knowledge of programing language like C, C++, Java , Python etc is needed for coding. Any one of these or more than one also can be learnt.

    5. Big data management- In the recent time there is an incredible increase in demand of big data professionals and many job options are available for the deserving candidates. A course of Hadoop need to be done for the job. It's basically management of large amount of data sucha a hospital data and Banking data.

    6. SAS programming- SAS programming is a good option as it's a programming language in demand. It is of two type Clinical SAS and Banking SAS. For non biology background people banking SAS is recommended. Certification may be required for some jobs.

    Out of these courses, any course can be opted and a career transition to IT sector can be done successfully. Some other Skills such as dot net and R programming, Hardware and networking are also good option other than the above explained ones.

  • First of all, before doing any IT related course you need to think about what makes you plan your career in IT sectors and why are you unsatisfied with your current non-technical job. If you feel you want to make a career in IT jobs, then find out from resources like the Internet or career counselor which area of IT you want to get started with among various fields of IT and then find out from various resources by asking acquaintances in Linkedin or career counselor or from the internet what are the realities that exist in that particular area of IT that you want to start a career with. The realities exist in terms of availability of jobs in that area, way of recruitment in that area, nature of the job in that area, and future of in that area. They are some challenges while facing the realities and if you feel that you will be okay the challenges of the realities in that area of IT which you want to choose and you are passionate about the area of IT you want to choose, then you should continue to start a career in that area with your full-hearted passion, otherwise, think twice and look for another career.

    Never leave your current job voluntarily unless you forced to resign. Try to keep your job and find out which IT career suits you and choose your IT career by the way that I have just mentioned in the previous paragraph. The more duration you are with your present job, the more experience you can gain that might come handy in the future when you work in a different company or work on another career in the future. If you are forced to resign, then you have to abide by the company's rule and resign. Requesting many times that you want to work to the company when you are told to resign is not good and it will cause violation of the company's rule and the company will take legal action against you. This will be more worse for you than leaving your job. In such a case, think what has happened to you in your previous job and try to rectify the mistakes that forced you to resign your previous job while making a career in your passionate and suitable field in IT. In such case, if you give interview in another company and you are asked about the reason of leaving your previous company, then you should not blame your company other than mentioning that culture or the job was not fitting for you or you are laid off due to the cost-cutting of the company.

    Once you are passionate about something which will suit you, then you should not doubt whether you will get a job or not. According to the Indian context, you are 2015 pass-out and most mass recruiting MNCs may not consider you as they have a fixed hiring policy. Those MNCs will hire either freshly current year college pass-out candidates or highly relevant experienced candidates. They sometimes go to colleges for campus and pick some random students also. You don't have relevant experience but you don't have any doubt in it because India is going to become startup hubs that require valuable skills from you other than anything. So if you are extremely passionate about the IT career which you want to choose, then start by doing the course online and ask startup companies to hire you as an intern. But mind it your skills requires startup companies to get impressed. For that, you work on your projects to showcase your skills. Finally, whatever skills you want to learn, learn with your wholehearted passion, and keep it in mind that you need to give some value to the company while working on your skill.

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