How to Become an Information Technology Specialist

Information Technology is a growing discipline in the business world today. As more businesses utilize networking and data storage technology, the need for skilled Information Technology experts who can handle the rapidly changing landscape of IT, even as it grows to incorporate cloud computing and big data, will only increase. It is for these reasons that many people are choosing to enter Information Technology as a career. In order to distinguish yourself from the rest of the pack in this crowded industry, you will have to first complete the basic steps of education and preparation for a career in IT.

Christopher Prashad
Christopher Prashad

The first step to becoming an IT specialist is to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or similar field. Working in these classrooms will lay the foundation for added specialization and training later. After you have completed a four-year degree with a major in Computer Science or a similar subject, the tricky part begins. When you’re looking for a job at a fast-growing business, you’ll need experience in the field. Unfortunately, most large businesses only hire IT professionals with at least three years of experience. You can gain this experience by working for smaller organizations such as nonprofits, who are willing to take a chance on a young IT worker fresh out of college.

Christopher Prashad took a less common path to becoming an IT professional. Born in London to Guyanese parents, Prashad took his natural interest in computers and technology to a trade school, where he earned an Associate’s Degree before moving to the United States and working as a property manager in addition to an IT professional.

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The Basics of Property Management

Property Managers have difficult jobs that often cause them to work long, odd hours and involve a great deal of negotiating and working with customers on their everyday needs. In the Property Management business, the customers are the tenants who live in the property. Because of this, there is a much different dynamic between customers and Property Managers. People put their lives into the places they live, and they need a higher level of respect and service than customers in other industries need. Property Managers have to be willing to give their customers the respect they deserve and demand from their Property Management Company.

Christopher Prashad
Christopher Prashad

As with any business, Property Management involves a great deal of prioritization and time management. Property Managers have to manage risk and customer needs above all else. This involves making tough decisions regarding the business and the customers who rely upon it. Property Managers have to be experienced in the business realm and be able to find solutions that the business can succeed with while never forgetting the people that keep them all employed. In certain real estate markets around the country, it’s getting more difficult to find affordable housing with courteous Property Managers. When customers find the excellent Property Management Companies, they tend to stay put.

Christopher Prashad is a Property Manager working in Jamaica, New York. He was hired by Dynamic Living, LLC to provide dynamic solutions to all of the tenants the company houses and his business managers. Prashad is a proud resident of Jamaica, New York himself.