Technology Jobs Are Available at Managed Service Providers
Landing your dream business process re-engineering job at a technology company is hard. Most postings require two to three years of experience, and each job demands different skills.
For example, according to Google, 2 million people apply for positions at their company every year. Only 5,000 are hired.
Fortunately, technology jobs aren’t only available at tech companies. Every business wants to benefit from today’s digital economy and increase efficiency. Since many don’t have their own IT department, they outsource to a Managed Service Provider (MSP).
There are many roles available with an MSP. This article will focus on business process re-engineering jobs (BPR). Specifically, we outline five steps to take – starting today – to prepare for your future dream job.
The Benefits of Working for an MSP
Working with an MSP, you support businesses across multiple sectors, using a variety of hardware and software. Compare that to working in IT for a single company, where you are limited to only learning their tech stack.
Broader experience at an MSP today means more options in the future. MSPs also pay well, often higher than similar roles in siloed IT departments, and offer greater flexibility in your contracts.
5 Steps to Land Perfect Business Process Re-Engineering Jobs
Every business wants to improve customer service while improving efficiency. Business process re-engineering achieves both by automating many processes. A business’s digital transformation needs to be executed thoughtfully, with consultation from across the company. Business process re-engineering jobs are at the core of this.
Sound interesting? These five steps will help you land a BPR role in an MSP.
1. Attend Tech Events and Meetups
Like all job searches, networking is an important part of landing a job in business process re-engineering. Recruitment events are one option. Tech meetups are another.
Tech meetups are often held monthly. Don’t expect the top executives from bigger companies to attend. But there’s value in hearing what other people are working on. Take a genuine interest in their projects and ask questions. It’s good to stay informed about industry trends.
2. Use Contract Work to Build Experience
The length of contracts for software engineers varies, typically ranging from a few months to a year. More complex projects offer longer contracts. Working as a contractor allows you to seek out interesting work in industries that most appeal to you.
Within each business, you’ll use different technologies, platforms, and processes. This helps you solidify your current skills while still learning new ones.
3. Create a Website, App, Or Project
Companies look for real-life experience, not just educational credentials. Get experience any way you can. If you don’t have previous projects from work, then complete side hustles like a website or app. During an interview, work you’ve completed can be a good way to show potential employers how you approach problems.
Many developers use GitHub Pages to host their portfolio. Custom domain names are available (www.your-name.com). Like your resume, your portfolio should be professional (simple, clean, and easy to navigate), but also unique to you (remind them of the person behind the code).
4. Apply to an MSP
An MSP manages the IT for businesses who don’t employ their own IT staff, or who lack capacity on specific projects. When you apply, you may not know the specific industries you could be serving.
It’s important that your resume highlights the range of skills – professional and personal – that you offer. The MSP must keep their clients happy, which means you will also be responsible for building good relationships with the clients you serve.
Hit a roadblock during a project? Working for an MSP means you aren’t the lone person in the IT department. You can consult with your team to find a solution. This can give you the confidence to tackle projects that you might be hesitant to take if you were solely responsible.
5. Prepare for Interviews Like the Job Depends on It (It Does)
Interviewing for business process re-engineering jobs can be intense. Prepare accordingly. According to insiders, landing a tech job comes down to 20% resume, 20% research, and 60% interview preparation. Most interview processes follow a similar structure:
- Telephone screening: This will give the company a broad picture of whether you would be a good fit for the company.
- Technical interviews and testing: You may be asked to do an assessment, such as a coding quiz, or a small project. They are interested in seeing how you think and approach problems.
- In-depth interviews: This is your final chance to show why you’re a good fit for the job, and to ask questions to them as well.
Take the First Step to Your Next Business Process Re-Engineering Jobs
Today, every business needs skilled professionals to manage their digital space. For many, outsourcing to an MSP allows them to fill skills gaps that exist in their business and provides the experience and capability they need to implement, embed, and maintain their IT and digital infrastructure, hardware, and software.
If you have the skillset to succeed, we want to hear from you. Contact TotalTek to discuss positions that can enhance your skills today and broaden your career prospects tomorrow.