Recently Yvonne Oparaku got hold of Mr Henry Narh and used this opportunity to pick his brains on the IT field!
Yvonne: what do you do for a living?
Henry: I’m an I.T consultant specialist in eCommerce
Yvonne: What does your job entail?
Henry: I work with companies, plan their routine example DPD. We provide software to help them plan and manage their fleet of delivery carriers. I work in the technology side that understand their operation and make sure that the software they provide help to do their job more efficiently
Yvonne: Do you think in 10 years time technology will completely take over?
Henry: Technology is already taking over. For complex type of problem, we need human intervention.
Yvonne: Seeing as technology is rapidly taking over is it advisable to get a job now in the technology industry?
Henry: It depends on your dreams. Understand what field you want to get into. Technology will implicate whatever you want to do in the future but you’ve got to ask yourself, do I want to get in the technology or not?
Yvonne: What are 3 ways to get a job in the technology industry without a degree in technology?
Completing an apprenticeship
Having connection, so knowing somebody in the field you want to get into.
Yvonne: What are 3 ways to stand out in the technology field?
Experience! Make sure the skills you have are aligned with what employers are looking for.
Being pro-active. What have you done? For example, if you want to be a programmer, have you built a website?
Getting involved by building or developing something.
Yvonne: What are 3 ways to gain experience in I.T that employers are looking for?
You have to have the right skills, character and personality.
Discover what area in technology you are willing to get into and do something in that area. Show employers what you’ve done in that particular field of interest
You have to be passionate about the area in I.T you want get into
Yvonne: Thank you very much for your time
Henry: No problem