I currently work at a small startup company, however I have decided that there is no place for advancement here and I worry that the company will not likely survive the next 5 years. I plan to move to California within the next year in hopes to begin a career the IT field.
In the company my job as sort of a jack of all trades mostly in the IT Field. I have my bachelor in the school of business, but my passion has always been in computers. During my 3 years I have worked for this company I have self-taught myself to program and design Access databases and I created a custom database that is the backbone of the production, distribution and operations for the company. I designed the database based on a SAP system which I studied in college. I also designed the company’s website and online store. I also have experiences in marketing, desktop publishing, SEO, and computer repair.
I had some training in college on a variety of computer skills; however a majority of my skills were learned before or after college. I do know some basic things about SAP and SQL and I plan on studying those subjects more during this year while I prepare for moving. I have not had much exposure to Java or C++, however I plan on studying those as well.
The question is despite my lack of formal training do I even have a shot of getting hired for an entry level IT job, preferably in databasing? I have one year to brush up my skills, what are the most important skills I can learn within that time?
Edited by Nanofox, 06 June 2014 - 10:30 AM.