A new career: Why not in IT?

Taking the plunge into an IT career can be both exciting and challenging. It is an entry into a dynamic and rapidly evolving world where technology is at the center. Embarking on a new career path in IT with a completely different background may seem like a very difficult challenge, but it can also be one of the most rewarding and best decisions you will ever make. Read below why we at Xplore Group can only encourage you to take the leap!

Moving into the IT sector is often seen as a leap of faith. Employees realise they need to step out of their comfort zone and challenge themselves. But at the same time, they have made the conscious decision to work in this sector, which usually makes them extra motivated.

A more structured life

We have noticed that many employees that go down the Switch2IT route, often worked in shifts before, and are now looking for a career with more structured and steady working hour . By choosing a career in IT, you choose an industry that (often) operates within office hours, which offers more structure.

Good soft skills

Because these employees already have professional experience, they know what the workplace is like. Their soft skills are often more developed than those freshly graduating, and they may have extra insights that can help them complete projects successfully. This makes them highly sought-after profiles within the business world.

Quite a challenge

Combining your current job, a household and extra education is certainly not an easy task. Studying when you are fresh out of high school is easier. You do not yet have the responsibilities you often do once you have been working on the professional market for a while. However, this does not mean it is impossible.

Career opportunities

If you are tired of your current job and looking for something new, it is worth looking into the possibility of switching to IT. You continue to develop yourself, gain new skills and grow in an industry that is constantly evolving. It allows you to put your valuable experience to use and pursue new opportunities in an exciting and promising sector. And, you are fairly certain of a job in this fast-changing and highly sought-after market.


IT is also so broad that there are many possibilities. There is bound to be a role that suits your interests and abilities. Think of jobs such as a software developer, tester, analyst, architect, project manager, data specialist, cyber security specialist, web designer, system administrator, … and the list goes on and on. Plenty of possibilities, for which there may or may not be a corresponding training!

So if you would like to work in IT: we can only recommend it! There are plenty of career opportunities, and a quick Google search will give you plenty of organizations offering training courses!

Author: Xplore Group in collaboration with Refleqt