I read an interesting Blog entry today from Kate Carruthers in Australia.
The title of the Blog is : “ Why work in IT? 17,500 jobs slashed at BT, Sun and Yahoo!
I think during downturns in the economy reporters tend to report all the “doom and gloom” stories as it grabs the headlines and it can be easy to get swept up in the headlines.
While there are number of companies announcing lay-offs and redunancies there are still a number of companies that are hiring which tends to go unnoticed during these tough financial times.
In IT there are some great people and companies who really make innovative solutions and it can be very satisfying to be involved in that.
I think the reason for people to go into IT or stay in IT is not just about job security or salary, but people should aim to do something they enjoy and love (if they want to be accountants – go for it, but if coding is what someone enjoys they should strive for that). Your career can be your ticket to do the things you want to do and while you may not get there straight away, I think it is a good idea to spend your days doing the things you enjoy if possible.