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Asked by akshay on September 21, 2016

I completed my bachelor of science in Information Technology in 2015. I am searching for a job, but I also plan to study something related to my degree. Could you recommend any courses I should take that will help prepare me for the job market and my career?

Answered by Beamer, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on September 28, 2016

Hello!
Information Technology is certainly a valuable path so kudos for taking it. To answer your question, what comes to mind is the term "well-rounded". Your best bet is to narrow down the companies you will be interested in working for and tailor additional education to suit those companies' profile. You can never go wrong with business classes. I would take a Statistics for Business, Organizational Behavior or Economics class if you haven't already. Additionally, stay current on new programs and languages, even consider getting certified in social media platforms such as Hootsuite. Lastly, I'd put together an online resume full of creative, but professional work related to what you want to do. I believe all this will help. Good Luck!

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Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on January 26, 2017

 If you are looking to take additional courses that help prepare you for the job market you can never go wrong with business courses. I would recommend looking into a Business Communication, Marketing/Social Media and Psychology courses. I think all this will help someone be more well rounded in the job market. I would also recommend taking a management course if you are looking to get into management in the future. Best of luck!

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