Practical advice on getting IT work experience in the real world.
Short version: Yes – it is okay to lie (sort of). However, there are a number of caveats, which I will outline in the post below.
The IT industry is one of the best industries to gain work experience in. This is largely due to the accessibility and affordability of modern computers. Computers play a massive role in society and many societies would cease to function without them. IT is involved in just about any industry you can think of. Combine this with the many IT specialisations that exist, this gives budding IT workers almost limitless options when searching for a career path to pursue. If you are just starting out in IT, here are a few tips to help you transition from student to employment (even if you are changing careers).