Information technology firms, consultancies, and other companies thrive on IT professionals who are able to do a variety of tasks in a single day. While these professionals work on the front lines of the global economy in the 21st century, there is an equal need for administrators and managers who can organize these professionals into efficient working groups. IT administrators, managers, and executives typically are developed in house from positions as diverse as help desk operation and software development. In this way, administrators understand the perspective of their subordinates while maintaining a larger view of where the company is heading in the future. Administrative jobs at IT firms and companies can be tough to attain for even the most skilled IT professionals.
IT administration requires years of experience, extensive knowledge about innovative technology, and an ability to manage a diverse IT staff. Companies that are looking for IT administrators and managers have a high expectation out of these positions, as they are highly paid and compensated for their work. Experienced IT professionals who want to move from middle management positions up into administrative jobs should consider working with a recruiting agency. While years of hard work and dedication can lead to promotion, there is no guarantee that every qualified professional can achieve their goal of working in IT administration.
Administrative professionals, IT graduates, and others looking to break into IT administrative positions in the United Kingdom and Europe can use a plethora of resources. General job sites are a basic way for experienced professionals to find job leads and make connections with an IT provider, end user, or consultancy. New graduates and young professionals looking for a change can use their university as a resource, as many British and European universities are creating job resources for alumni. Finally, administrators and IT workers should seek out ways to use connections through former employers and colleagues to find job opportunities. Without a doubt, the best resource for IT administrators and mangers looking for a new career path is recruiting agencies. These agencies specialize in providing a full range of services to potential professionals, doing all of the work necessary to find their recruits the job of their dreams.
From interview to placement, recruiting agencies of all sizes provide feedback to their recruits as the process goes along. In the end, a combination of recruiting agencies and a utilization of personal connections can turn the headaches of a job hunt into the financial and personal benefits of a rewarding career.
Roger Dursley is the Managing Director of iTS European, a specialist IT recruitment agency in the UK. iTS European focus on jobs in Europe and IT recruitment services.