THE EASIEST WAY TO GET
INTO THE IT INDUSTRY

THE EASIEST WAY TO GET INTO THE IT INDUSTRY

Nowadays a lot of people are faced with the problem of finding a new job or changing the field of their activity. The IT industry is one of the most stable in the Ukrainian market. First of all, this is because most of the clients are foreign and all you need is your laptop to work from anywhere in the world. The work schedule is usually flexible, so you can either work for 1 hour a day or work overtime.

We are going to tell you about the easiest way to get into the IT industry: what skills you need to have and what to start with.

Let us start with the specialties to change the field of activity, i.e. you have working experience in a similar position, but not in the IT industry.

Office Manager

So what is the job of an office manager in an IT company:

  • Organization of office logistics
  • Work with various external services (repair services, delivery, mail, etc.)
  • Assistance in organization of events (conferences, meetings, corporate events)
  • Maintaining documentation (work with contracts; acceptance, control and arrangement of primary documents)
  • Personnel documentation
  • Ability to make the office a cozy and comfortable place to work in

If you have already worked in a similar position in another field, you can easily switch to IT. The only drawback is that this is office work, so the firm’s office should function and at least some employees should work in it.

Project Manager

  • Manages the whole project, controls a lot of processes (deadlines, budgets, quality)
  • Deals with planning, analytics, prediction
  • Forms the client's vision and communicates it to the development team

Communication skills, the ability to see eye to eye with anyone, diversity of thinking, usage of both standard and non-standard approaches to solve different problems are crucial for a project manager.

Main requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of effective project management;
  • Knowledge of the most common flexible methodologies used in IT (XP (Extreme Programming), SCRUM, KANBAN);
  • Knowledge of basic approaches to the effective work with the team and stakeholders;
  • Practical skills in working with MS Project and Jira;
  • Level of English - B1 and above;

Accordingly, if your level of English is B2 and above and you have working experience as a manager, you just need to learn the methodology of work (it takes a little time), get into the field and try to go for the job interview.

Marketer

IT marketing is significantly different from other areas, although the main principles remain the same. It may not seem like time for advertising, but once again we are here to emphasize that clients of IT companies are abroad. If we want companies to be stable, to have enough work, not only must we not disappear from the infospace, but also we should continue searching for new markets and clients. Even though all communication in IT is in English, it is possible to work with translators or English copywriters. However, at least a B1 level of English is required.

There are many disputes about the responsibilities of the marketer. From the opinion that he has to be a one man band right up to the assertions that he has to work well in only one direction. We have written out the requirements in an average vacancy, which can be found on the job search website in order for you to get it in general:

  • Work on company's website
  • Creating marketing strategies
  • Maintaining social networks
  • AdWords, targeted advertising on social media
  • Competitors analysis
  • Cooperation with the media
  • Email marketing
  • Content creation or coordination of content creation

Tester

The tester is considered to be the easiest way to enter IT from scratch. However, it also depends on the set of specialist’s soft skills. For tester they are:

  • Attentiveness to details
  • Analytical mind
  • Skills of asking proper questions and articulating queries clearly
  • Discipline
  • Knowledge of test theory and practical experience in applying this knowledge
  • Knowledge of software development methodologies
  • Usage of modern testing tools
  • Basic knowledge of SQL, HTML/CSS
  • Systematic understanding of computer systems
  • High analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Teamwork skills

There are many disputes about the responsibilities of the marketer. From the opinion that he has to be a one man band right up to the assertions that he has to work well in only one direction. We have written out the requirements in an average vacancy, which can be found on the job search website in order for you to get it in general:

In 2022, the list of the most popular IT specialties includes the following professions:

Software developer (C#.NET Developer, Hardware Developer, Full Stack Developer, PHP Developer Java-developer, Mobile Developer and others) - creates computer communication, information and other technical systems using certain programming languages; designs and develops various software products; creates technologies of information and system analysis; carries out modeling of information systems and processes, ect.

Layout Designer - deals with collecting sites on graphic layouts; must have high knowledge of HTML, CSS as well as JavaScript, PHP; should be able to work in diverse graphic editors, such as Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator; the layout of the site should take into account the features of different browsers and portable devices.

Cloud-architect - is responsible for cloud computing strategies, manages and maintains cloud architecture, works on its security and design.

Cybersecurity specialist - tests possibilities of avoiding the risk of data leakage, develops protection systems for electronic resources, controls access to databases, provides management of authorization processes.

System Analyst - analyzes data from a particular area of a company's activity; makes predictions and gives recommendations for the development of a particular industry on the basis of calculations; researches and models the company’s business processes.

Programmer - creates programs, which are used in the work of the company; works with operating systems, networks, interfaces; develops dynamic web pages and web interfaces for databases etc.

System administrator, technical support engineer - performs software and drivers installation and settings; promptly identifies and corrects malfunctions of equipment; consults and provides technical support to users.

Tester - tests web services, develops functionality for new systems; writes and optimizes SQL queries; makes testing plans and strategies.

Project manager - manages the whole project, controls a lot of processes (deadlines, budgets, quality); deals with planning, analytics, prediction; forms the client’s vision and communicates it to the development team.

It is crucial to take into account the reviews, cost, duration and content when you choose a course to take in order not to buy a pig in a poke and information, which is freely accessible. The course should include not only theory, but also practical cases as these 2 components differ a lot. Nowadays a lot of educational platforms provide free access to courses for Ukrainians.


In such difficult times we wish you to find the desire to learn and find a stable job. This is a contribution to your future in a peaceful independent Ukraine, which we are going to rebuild together and make even better!

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