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Becoming an IT consultant

Oracle Database Tips by Donald Burleson


Question:  I cannot find a full-time job so I'm considering going into computer consulting.  I took a computer class in high school and I have achieved my MSCE certificate, but even though I'm now an real engineer, I've not found anyone who will hire me and I currently work as a retail clerk.  How can I become an Oracle consultant quickly?  It is urgent because I have a job interview next week.


Answer:  You may be misunderstand the nature of computer consulting.  Computer consultants are "real-deal" experienced veterans who possess a vast knowledge of technical details.  But most of all, a computer consultant is a trusted advisor, a teacher who can explain complex concepts in plain English.


To see what skills an Oracle hiring manager is seeking, see these resources:


A true Oracle guru has decades of IT experience, and an good Oracle consultants job history will show a long-term commitment to pursuing a profession in IT (as evidenced by their choice of undergraduate major, &c).


You don't elaborate on your formal training, but you need to evaluate whether your background is competitive.  For an example, here are the Burleson Consulting minimum standards for Oracle Consultants.


Also, see these important related notes on becoming an Oracle expert, how to get an Oracle DBA job.


I also have notes on job changed by the year 2020 and an overview of Oracle DBA job duties.


Also, many folks ask how much is a college degree worth?

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