A reader left an interesting comment on one of my posts:
“Can anyone please give me some suggestion? I am just graduated in IS/IT and don’t have work experience in IT field at all. I am thinking to get Oracle DBA training. Do you think having training will give more likelihood of getting a junior DBA job? Secondly, in your opinion, which IT job would be easy to get just by having a training in a particular field?”
There’s two questions here. First, no, I don’t think having formal training as a DBA will help get a junior DBA job without experience. I’ve blogged about why you can’t get a junior DBA job without experience, and to get that experience, you need to spend time doing systems administration or development.
The second question really interested me, though – what’s the easiest IT job to get without any experience? My first thought is desktop support, which means repairing end users’ computers and helping them solve issues. A close second might be phone-based support, but I wouldn’t recommend going that route because it may not be easy to transfer into other IT jobs.
But I bet my readers have other good ideas, so I’ll put it out there. What’s the easiest IT job to get without experience?