Did you know that the recruitment of skilled labor in specialized areas like information technology has become highly competitive? According to a recent CareerBuilder study, IT is one of the fastest-growing and highest-paying jobs this year.
For rookie IT workers, the help desk can be a launching pad for a rewarding career in IT. Help desk employees must balance customer service skills with technical know-how, and learn business processes and crisis management alongside technical hardware and software skills.
This unique combination makes the help desk a true roadmap to a promising career, teaching inexperienced IT professionals the diverse skills they will need as they advance in their careers. Below are a few of the skills you’ll need to perfect in order to make the transition from help desk to senior-level IT:
As with any entry-level position, your experience working the help desk is what you make of it. Savvy help desk employees leverage their position to gain knowledge, skills, and credibility that will help them advance up the ladder to senior help desk positions, management, or other areas of IT.
Best of luck in climbing the corporate ladder!