Freelance consulting is a path that many take, perhaps when studying, and which can offer excellent prospects, but also become a dead end.
To freelance, you need:
- a spirit of initiative,
- a certain commercial instinct,
- a willingness to change and keep up to date with the market.
These characteristics do not depend on technical skills, and presuppose a lifestyle choice.
The world is full of freelancers who deal with big and small problems and perhaps collaborate with larger and more structured companies.
This road can lead to becoming major consultants, often well paid and called on to give courses, to speak at conferences and direct seminars. But obviously it is a risky road, because it makes you grow professionally only through your spirit of initiative, and can end up in a dead end (if I specialise in a sector that for technological or market reasons has no future, how do I recycle myself?), that however requires a vocation for freedom.
The second road is employment in the IT department of an organisation or company. In this case you are within a well-organised structure, which does other things and uses information technology as a tool for its activities. A bank, an industrial company, a public body, these are the entities we’re talking about.
In this case the vocation must be that of an employee who is interested in technical aspects, but who will inevitably tend to specialise in the specific sector. If I work in a bank, that is, I will more easily become a specialist in banking issues than in technological issues, and my professional life and career will be marked by this.
If the entity in which I work is very big, I will also have the opportunity to change technologies and application areas; if it is small to medium I will end up dealing with the same theme and the same environment forever. A choice that can be comfortable, which can open to professional growth in other areas, but which is not very motivating from the point of view of technical expertise.
Then there are the software houses and advanced IT service companies such as Nexsoft. Here the work is very oriented to technology, the change – of environment, of application sector, of tools – is continuous, the possibility to grow in groups is very high. A challenging choice, in which the opportunities and benefits offered must be weighed up well. The motivation for working in this kind of business must be:
- Willingness to work to goals;
- The inclination towards group work, and towards communication, and professional and social dialogue;
- Readiness to change, to upgrade, to be flexible.
At Nexsoft we look for people with these characteristics, confident that we can offer an environment in which to grow, but also a working climate oriented to listening and collaboration. This is what came out, moreover, from an internal survey in which the staff participated.
If you too want to dive into our work with passion and start your career at Nexsoft,
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