/ Asked by Natasha
Hi! A recruiter told me that I would be hard to place as IT Support or Technical Writer because I don't have enough IT experience/knowledge. I've worked in the IT industry 3 years as Tier 1, Trainer, and Training Coordinator for a major corporation. I can't afford more education. What kinds of companies tend to go for jack of all trades and pays a decent salary?
Answered by Stephanie, Hiring Expert at AT&T Inc., on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Without your specific information it would be tough to tell you exactly what your situation is, but I can tell you with certainty that one of the best ways to find a job that is outside of your exact qualifications is through networking.  Talk to people who work at companies that you are interested.  Attend events they are sponsoring.  Create opportunities to interact with people who are in the shoes you would like to occupy.

Second...consider a smaller company.  Want to be a jack of all trades? Smaller organizations can't afford or don't have the need for someone who only wears one hat.  You may be able to get in and show them what you've got while also adding to the skills you need to be considered by a larger organization.  Best of luck!
Answered by Charlene, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Each company is a little different, and it may just be continuing your search to find the perfect fit.  One thing to consider is reviewing the qualifications for each position you are looking to apply to make sure you meet those prior to submitting your resume. It may also be important for you to get extremely specific on your resume regarding your technical skills  utilizing terminology that is on the specific job description your are applying, this way the recruiter may be able to easily match your skills with those required of the position. You may want to review glassdoor.com for company reviews, job postings as well as average salaries by position.  Best of Luck in finding the perfect fit for you!
Answered by Marisella, Hiring Expert at American Express, on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

When you're seeking a career, it's important to match your profile to companies that are seeking your qualifications. I'm not sure what type of organization the previous recruiter you spoke to works for, but it really depends on the situation. I would advise to take a look at mid-size to larger companies that have career opportunities in multiple fields so you can compare your skills to a variety of positions being offered. It might also be good to look into contracting positions so you can gain more experience in a specific area if you want to focus on one particular area. Good luck! 
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