I work for AT&T in retail now, how can i transition to AT&T in IT?
I'm a college senior who is expected to graduate from the Information Technology program in may 2018 and currently I'm an intern as a data quality analyst. I love working for AT&T but i feel like i may have to look else where to get a start in my IT adventure, does anyone have any recommendations on how i can further my journey with AT&T(IT)? I would imagine that AT&T would want to keep an employee of 5 years and studies show that employees that stay longer with a company tend to give more time and effort to that company. Im also looking for a mentor in IT! #information-technology #internships #loyalty #att #retail #big-data #college #graduate #career-transition #mentor #search
You are absolutely right, most companies do prefer to fill open positions with internal candidates that they trust, and you have good chances to get promoted to IT. So, before you start looking elsewhere, talk to your AT&T supervisor and the HR representative first and let them know you are potentially interested in applying for IT positions. They might have useful suggestions and recommendations on how to proceed with applications or offer you work shadowing/internship opportunities in the IT department.
Another option would be to log in to AT&T corporate career portal https://access1.sbc.com and start from there.
Tatiana recommends the following next steps:
All the above information is great. One additional thing I would suggest is to get involved in one or more of the ERG (employee resource groups). It is a great place to start networking while making a difference in the community. You never know who you might bump into. Good luck.
I agree with the comments from previous posters, especially on having a great resume, etc. Here's a listing of links for your research within AT&T. Best of luck to you!
Sheila recommends the following next steps:
This is a great question and already being at ATT is a great start. I would suggest you visit this site:
This site will show what is ATT expects of it's IT team. Further, it will show you what courses you can take to fulfill these requirements.
Next I would research IT teams in your area and job shadow with those teams. From there, see if they have any affiliations you may be able to join and create a larger network within ATT.
Try this links, too:
https://www.att.jobs/article-ask-att-jobs - where you can contact their HR representatives, chat via social media and ask your questions about applications (note Ryan G., he might be the right person to contact)
https://www.att.jobs/college - it’s about AT&T programs for students and future grads, scroll down to the menu (bottom left).
https://www.att.jobs/applicant-resources - self-explanatory
Just make sure you have your resume ready before you contact them so you can send it immediately, if needed. And cheer up! You can do it, I promise, just be persistent and try out various sources 😊