Information Technology industry has become one of the major driving forces of the global economy. According to a Gartner Study, global IT spending is expected to be $3.5 trillion in 2017 which is 2.9% higher than the IT spending in 2016. The software and IT services segments are leading the growth of global IT spending.

India has established itself a world leader in the IT services industry thanks to its cost competitiveness and a large number of English speaking population.

Following is the list of world’s top 10 IT Services providers in 2016:

  1. Cognizant
  2. Accenture
  3. IBM
  4. TCS
  5. Wipro
  6. HCL
  7. Dell
  8. Infosys
  9. CapGemini+IGATE
  10. CSC

Five companies in top 10 global IT services providers are Indian firms. Remaining five are based out of the USA. However, a majority of their operations are managed from India.

For most of the fresh graduates, joining top IT companies is like a dream come true. International exposure, offshore opportunities, knowledge-based jobs, prestigious brand names and social approval are among the many factors which attract the bright college graduates in IT industry.

Do you want to join an IT company? Here is a list of things you should do?

B.Tech/M.Tech Degree

Although many IT companies also hire science graduates like B.Sc., M.Sc., MCA, etc., it is the technical degree which opens up the gateway to the IT industry. Since most of the colleges offering professional degrees invite IT firms for campus placement, it becomes easier for technical graduates to join top IT companies. Don’t lose heart if you don’t have technical qualifications; you can still build a career in IT sector and join top IT companies by following the steps mentioned in the next few sections.

Learn a Programming Language

If you don’t have technical degrees or couldn’t get a job through the campus placement, you can still work in top IT companies. However, you need to work hard. You can invest in upgrading your skills and make sincere efforts to become an expert in something. The best way to join an IT firm is to learn a programming language. You can join online programs to learn the basics of the programming language. Work as an intern or as a freelancer to get exposure to the real-world projects.

Initially, you will face challenges in getting the right job. It is nice to start a career with a small company and gain expertise in the programming as well as other aspects of business. In two to three years, you may get job offers from many reputed organizations if you work hard in your first job. The most critical thing is to upgrade your skills continuously.

Work on your communication Skills and Personality

Many skilled developers find it hard to get a high paying job or join a multi-national brand due to low self-confidence or lack of good communication skills. If you are facing any of these challenges, then you should immediately devise a plan and work hard to improve them as soon as possible. Most of the IT companies cater to international clients. Thus, they need people who are confident in dealing with the global audience. There is no language other than English to communicate to a majority of the people on earth. Of course, they provide necessary training. However, you must have the required language proficiency and ability to learn new things.

Investing in your personality development, especially in self-confidence and communication skills, will pay a generous dividend in the long run irrespective of the fields you have chosen.

The good news is, you simply need to get out of your comfort zone and work hard for just three to four months to boost your self-confidence and improve communication skills.  After that, it becomes an ongoing process, and you will develop a habit of self-development. Learning and development must be an integral part of your lifestyle to succeed in a knowledge economy.

Have fun

Stay happy despite all the challenges you face in life. Stress, sadness, worry, etc. will only hamper your productivity and stop you from achieving great things in life. Work on your skills and have faith in yourself. Building a career in your desired field will be a cakewalk, if you know are happy and satisfied.

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About Author: David Harred is an IT specialist and an educationist. He keeps a close on eLearning industry, especially Oracle online training and SAP Businessobjects web intelligence online training industries. He loves to guide students and share his knowledge with IT professionals.

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