How do I Become an IT Account Manager?

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  • Written By: Erin J. Hill
  • Edited By: C. Wilborn
  • Last Modified Date: 27 February 2018
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In order to become an IT account manager, you must gain expertise in a one of many information technology (IT) professions. Data systems, computer programming, network security and many other areas of specialty exist within the IT spectrum. You must also have the right mindset to be successful in this career field, which means that you should be organized and able to work professionally with others.

The IT account manager plans, directs, coordinates, and implements activities related to an IT field. He or she may interact with customers and work at obtaining new clients. This person may also have control over a sales team or a team of IT professionals who help clients with problems related to equipment or software.

To become an IT account manager, it is generally required that you obtain a college degree in your chosen field. You must first decide which field is most interesting to you by learning what various IT professionals do. Speak with a student advisor at the school you wish to attend and discuss the job descriptions of various IT professionals. This may give you a better understanding of what these people do, and of which career field may be best for you.

If you already have a degree in an IT field or are currently working in an IT position, your next step would be to speak with managers or supervisors to discuss the possibility of employment. You may be able to become an IT account manager where you currently work, so ask your superiors what they look for in a candidate. If you need additional training or schooling, obtain it to show them you are serious about getting the job.

Should you not be able to become an IT account manager where you current work, you should begin searching at other companies. You don't always have to wait for a position to open up before speaking with managers about the possibility of future employment. They may hire you for a position that can lead to advancement later on, or direct you to someone who may be looking for an employee with your skill set.

You can also stick with the basic strategies of searching on job boards and networking with other IT professionals at business gatherings. Colleagues and co-workers are often the best sources for information in finding employment, and having their referrals can go a long way in making a good impression with a new employer. The most important element in any job search is persistence. Many factors can influence how quickly you find the job you want, but if you keep looking eventually something will come along.



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