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A job? Maybe

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zxspectrum, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well ive been hacking away at the market and whats been returned is woeful to say the least. However i did decide to widen my job prefs and i have a chance of being a TV repair man for a well known company that rhymes with vomit lol. If i get a sniff ill take it as i reckon it will be better to go to an IT job whilst already in employment,and in the meantime ill keep looking for IT work.

    I have to go for an induction one day and then a days trial the next, if i impress then i get offered a job, only problem is i really havent done much work with TVs, tho i have on the PC side of things. Either way its 2 days of something different.

    Ed
     
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  2. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    There are jobs out there just there are loads of applicants. Keep ploughing on with the certs and something will come along.
     
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  3. dales

    dales Gigabyte Poster

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    TV repairman :blink , the days of actually fixing such things are long gone so I expect that'll be more of a customer support kind of role, they bring their telly into you, you verify that it does not work and back off to the manufacturer it goes.

    Back in [cough,cough] when I first started our company used to repair monitors and things but that was normally for propriety monitors which new were either expensive or unavailable.

    Great idea though could be a good lead into your first IT role shows great initiative!
     
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  4. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Good work mate, fingers crossed you get it. A steady job will reflect well on you when you are applying for roles. My uncle was a TV repair man many years ago and now works for Virgin Broadband so it's not a bad move. Let us know how you get on. Jim
     
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  5. Gunner81

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    Its a good move...would be beneficial when you apply for IT roles as well i think...
     
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  6. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Well i know i said its for a place thet rhymes with vomit, its an agency for them. Now see i hate agencies as you can get dropped like a sack of spuds whenever they feel like it?? So should oi be worried or just go with the flow ??

    Ed
     
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  7. Fergal1982

    Fergal1982 Petabyte Poster

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    Do you currently have a job? nope, so any job is better than none. If they drop you like a stone, are you any worse off than you are right now? Nope, in fact you have more pennies in your pocket as a result. its a win.

    Are you stopping looking for IT work whilst you work at the agency? Nope, so really what you are getting is a current entry on your CV, and a steady income until you find an IT job.

    Sounds awfully like win-win to me.
     
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  8. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Don't take it personally its just business. Agencies are alright, they server their purpose, you use them as much as they use you. Keep applying and you'll get something, maybe even the IT job you're after :)
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Go for it mate - always better to be earning £££ when looking for your firt IT job. I was van driver while I was looking for a full time IT job! :)
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I thought you said something about an Escort mate? You must have said Transit and I've got my Fords confused..... :)
     
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  11. Bumblebee07

    Bumblebee07 New Member

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    Ye ive been looking for an IT position for a while now.. spoke to my advisor at college but they basically say without experience it will be tough - not the best advice if you ask me
     

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