Hey /g/, what are some things I can do RIGHT NOW to get into IT/Computer/Programming/SQL etc. jobs? I am tired of working at a restaurant.
You could start by working towards this:
But again "IT" is a wide brush. Networking isn't for everyone just like programming isn't for everyone.
Work on small projects and make a GitHub and StackOverflow account. Those are great for resumes. Showing something concrete you worked on.
I think networking is a bit more of an "active" lifestyle because you might get woken up in the middle of the night if something fucks up and I don't like that whereas programming the only time pressure might be timelines or something like that.