Careers: Interviews
Entering the IT Field

Our regular interviewer, Stephen Ibaraki, I.S.P., likes to know how and why people in the IT industry chose IT as a career. So, he asked Cindy Robinson, a writer and editor for "Htc" HiTech Career Journal, why she entered the technology field as an editor and writer. Here is what she had to say:

"I am a journalist who had the good fortune to join a company focused on information technology. It's been a learning process: following industry events in the media, interviewing key players, conducting research on the Internet, reading technology magazines; subscribing to news groups, and attending trade shows and conferences.

"Three years ago when I started writing on IT, there were very few women working in the industry. Since then, initiatives by government, educational institutions and corporations have been undertaken to encourage more women to consider a career in IT. I would encourage anyone, man or woman, to look at the many excellent career opportunities that exist in this industry.

"I would also recommend people interested in learning more about careers in IT visit The Software Human Resources Council web site at It is an excellent resources for industry news, education and training opportunities, labour market information and links to other related sites."


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