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And now it's my turn. :D

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by _omni_, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. _omni_

    _omni_ Megabyte Poster

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    As none of you know, I've been studying since July 2005 for my certs. I now have the MCP (w00t!), MCSE:M, and MCSE 2003.
    I had decided to start looking for a job in IT once I reached the MCSE. I figured that while I waited I would continue to study for other certs (I only work on weekends, non IT related work) as my deadline for finishing is in May 2007. Not that that deadline affects me much, as I haven't gone to my training provider in nearly a year and also I had decided that their "job guarantee" was unlikely to come through, so I didn't want to rely on them.

    Also I am just very effing sick and tired of the job I'm doing, and figured it was about time to leave that hellhole and put my knowledge to good use.

    The problem is that I have zero official experience. Yes, I have a lab on which I've implemented and maintained all the technologies that I've studied, but you need "real" experience in order for someone to look at you twice.

    So after a few weeks of... basically nothing, I decided I wouldn't wait around with my thumb up my ___. I thought I might as well work for free, gaining some experience while supporting myself by continuing to work weekends.

    Anyway to make a short story shorter, last night before I sent out the app to work unpaid I got a call about a position I applied for on cwjobs; today I went for an interview and tomorrow I start! :D


    It's a fantastic position in an IT solutions provider and consultancy... initially it will be mainly helpdesk, and within max one year I should go higher, with the idea of making me a consultant. Wow, and this is my first IT position!

    There's also a huge amount of stuff to learn, and of course they'll take care of my exams and education. They're also nice and up-to-date, and in a few months we'll be using Vista and all the other 2007 products. The pay is also very good.


    In short, I got what I think is a fantastic first-position, and without any experience. So it can be done. Though I still wouldn't advise it.
    But I knew my stuff, and braindumpers beware!
    An important thing was that I had my MCSE, as that was very important to them, perhaps also because they're a MS Partner. Oh, the guy also said he liked the fact that I did self study, as it shows motivation.
    Anyway I'm happy.
    And good luck to the other job hunters out there. Keep studying while you look.

    :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCSE 2003, MCSA:M
  2. rockstar6181

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    congrats mate, sounds fantastic Job with plenty of progression and lots to expand on.
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Omni,

    Let me be the first to congradulate you. :)

    All your hard work has paid off, well done and good luck :thumbleft

    Si
     
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  4. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    Way to go O!

    :sick with envy!!!
     
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  5. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    wow thats good to hear. I am glad you got a job, and seems like you put a lot of efforts in to your studies so you definitly deserve it. Good Luck with the job and let us know how your first day went.
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice one _omni_! :clap
     
  7. Stoney

    Stoney Megabyte Poster

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    Well done mate, it's a nice feeling to know that all your hard work finally payed off, and that you had made the right decision all along. :clap
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  9. Casablanca

    Casablanca Nibble Poster

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    Well done and good on you!
     
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  10. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Fantastic news my friend. Get in there and knock them over with enthusiasm and confidence :thumbleft
     
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  11. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    That's great news...well done and ditto what AJ said!
     
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  12. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    That's great news _Omni_ if anyone deserves a decent break you do!

    Congrats and jollifications are in order - you da man 8)
     
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  13. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    Excellent stuff. Congraulations.:thumbleft
     
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