If you are looking for a career in IT, the usual place to start is as an IT Administrator. You need to have a keen interest in computers and IT and enjoy trying to do new things or fix computers etc. You must also be organised and efficient and able to communicate with a variety of different people and explain technical problems in a non technical way for the less technically minded.
Starting salaries for IT Administrators are between £17,000 and £24,000 a year, and if you are experienced technician then your earnings can go up to £25,000 a year.
If you would like some guidance on applying for an IT Administrator role please see the below example:
Cover Letter: IT Administrator
Mr. A. Employee
1, My House
1st January 2014
Mrs. A. Manager
Application for an IT Administrator
I have recently seen your advertisement for an IT Administrator in (where) on (when) and I would be very keen to apply for this role.
I have always had an interest in computers from a very early age and have always been requested to fix things and upload new programs for friends and family. I am now seeking to continue my passion as a career and am keen to do some formal qualifications as necessary to improve my skills for myself and the company I have my career with.
I am able to build a computer, I have knowledge of how to set up computers and many programs but I also have an organised manner and I am efficient in my work style.
I am a team player as well as being able to work on my own initiative and I feel that I can communicate effectively.
I am now looking for a company to give me a chance to start my career and keep my IT skills up to date and to keep ahead of the IT industry to be useful to my employer.
I have enclosed a copy of my CV and should you be interested in my skills I look forward to hearing from you.
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