I am new to the IT field and I used to work as an accountant about more than a year ago. Since then I have earned my A+, Network+, Security+, and MCP certifications. I am now studying to pass the last two exams to earn my MCSA certification.
However, from my last position as an accountant I was fired due to poor performance, mostly because I couldn't keep up with the large workload and long hours.
Long before being fired, I was planning to leave the accounting field anyway in pursuit of a career that was more interesting such as IT. I developed a strong interest in computers over time and gradually decided to switch to IT long before being forced to leave my accounting job.
Now, as an entry-level candidate with some certifications and no experience in IT, and having been fired from a career from a different industry, how difficult would it be for me to find an entry-level IT job such as helpdesk support? How can I explain being fired in an interview and how would an IT hiring manager view my work history and credentials?
I saw from another post about a suggestion to offer to work with lower pay and to set up a trial period so that I can demonstrate that I am capable of performing the job. It sounds like a good suggestion.