Returning to IT field -- what positions should I look for? what training and skills will make me more marketable?
IT & International Dev., Bilingual (Eng/Sp)
August 5,2019 at 9:34PM UTC
I have a Bachelor of Business Administration in information systems and international business. After graduating from college I worked in IT for a couple of years, but then switched to international development (focusing on business development, coordination, and operations). Over 10 years later, I would like to switch back to the IT field. I think the skills I gained while working in international development can be of use in the IT field, but need some guidance re: the job positions I should look for and any training/certifications I should consider to be more marketable. Any guidance/advice is greatly appreciated!
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