Great news for graduating IT students! According to an
Economic Impact Survey taken by CIO of 333
top IT executives, 54 percent plan to increase their budget in 2011. This is a
big improvement from May 2009 when a mere 14 percent planned to increase their
budget. Where will all this increased funding be spent? Many IT executives will
be investing in mobile solutions, top-line revenue-generating projects, and
applications. Even more exciting for students is news that 56 percent will be
increasing salaries and 42 percent plan on bringing on new employees.
What does this mean for IT students? This means that now, at
the beginning of 2011 is a great time to start looking for employment for after
graduation. If you haven’t already started applying, there is no better time to
start than now. Also, familiarizing yourself with in-demand technologies is
essential for anyone entering the job market this year. A great route for
students to take will be to specialize in mobile technologies and application
development. Even if that is not your specialty, becoming familiar with the
concepts and technologies will definitely prove an invaluable asset to you as
you search for a job.
Earning a Microsoft Certifications can help prove to
employers your expertise in your field. To start your education in these
in-demand and other technologies visit the Microsoft
Learning Training page.