It is equally important to ensure the customer has a realistic view of what to expect as they either enter IT for the first time, or move upward in the IT industry. Both of these career steps can bring on a variety of changes that need to be considered before making a full commitment. How do you help a customer determine if IT is the right fit? If IT suitability is not properly addressed, it that can cause many issues not only during the assessment, but also when the customer is seeking a position after training is completed.
Once it’s determined where the client is lacking, you can start the discussion on suitability of the new position. Each area has a make or break point when pursuing a position in IT. Entry level IT positions require a lot of customer service and contact with people. Soft skills are very important in that first role in IT, and depending on how your client interacts and discusses their last position, there may be a need to address a soft skills gap.