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Advice 4 Any Entry Level IT Job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by rahul786, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. rahul786

    rahul786 New Member

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    I am currently studying self study MCDST, also looking for an IT-Entry level job. I tried looking on Reed and a few other sites. I dont know where else to search, plus many of the jobs are for people with Degrees. I know the competition is fierce, chances me landing a job for ANY IT Entry Level is looking near impossible.

    anybody recommend me what else to do.
     
  2. skulkerboyo

    skulkerboyo Megabyte Poster

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    http://www.certforums.co.uk/forums/showthread.php?t=19897

    Good luck. It can be a hell of a slog getting that first job. I wish you all the best:biggrin
     
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    The main place where I look is the local papers, another place would be the Jobcentre plus (if you're in the UK).

    -Ken
     
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  4. kevicho

    kevicho Gigabyte Poster

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    Another good thing to do is register your CV on various jobsites, heres some links

    http://www.planetrecruit.com/jobfile.cgi?m=managed&cv_updated=1

    http://www.jobserve.com/candidate/CandidateRegistration.aspx

    https://www.totaljobs.com/Authenticated/UnAuth/NewUser.aspx?ReturnUrl=/Authenticated/Profile.aspx

    http://www.careers-jobs.eu/jobseekers/register.html

    A good idea is to first make sure your CV is the best it can be, in terms of layout, and aimed at the kind of role you are looking for.
    For 1st line/helpdesk work emphasise your customer service skills, your desire to learn, and any responsibilities youv had in previous roles that state you can manage yourself well.

    Another thing to do is keep a diary of what you applied for, and then ask for feedback from any rejections, as this will all help.

    Good luck
     
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  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Newspapers and online job search sites are great... but EVERYONE uses them. Competition for those jobs WILL be fierce. Your CV can absolutely get lost in the pile.

    What I often recommend is to build relationships with people who are already in IT. They have the inside track on "hidden jobs" that are available - or about to come available - at their company or at a company they know. If you don't know people (this forum is a great place for that, if you can find someone relatively local), there are IT professional associations you can join and meet people who are already in the IT industry.

    Hope this helps. :)
     
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