Information Technology (IT) jobs in the USA are very hot! As more and more business’ in developed countries go online, more and more jobs for IT become available. According to Wanted Analytics, China currently has the greatest demand for software engineers with the USA in second. The key to getting an IT job in America is specialization. Companies are looking for a specific skillset. According to an article on Fortune magazine, 3 of the top 10 career fields with the most job openings of 2014 were specialized IT jobs.
IT is very competitive but once you specialize in a certain aspect of IT (i.e. IT security engineer, IT network engineer, software engineer) your competition gets smaller. Remaining competitive means gaining experience, IT certifications and degrees. As the market for IT people has gotten more complex it has also become important to be diversified in your skills. If you are a software engineer it really helps to know other things like networking, security and maybe even program management.
Probably the most important thing to do if you are going for a job in Information Technology is to study the company or organization that you are going after. Often times employers are looking for something every specific. You may have the experience they are looking for so you should put that on your resume and make sure it is mentioned during the interview. You find that you are just shy of what they are looking for then you should learn what you can before you approaching them.
In the DoD, every IT professional is expected to have solid security experience or security certification even if they are not an expert in it.
IT is a huge growing market.