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Back, with a new job!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by fsimeta, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. fsimeta

    fsimeta Nibble Poster

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    Hi all,

    Been away from the forums for a while. After I'd failed my Network+ I thought that was it, end of the world and all that. But after a long period of reflection and some good breaks, I finally got myself a job in IT!

    Working for a small firm that has offices in 4 other countries, I now manage the servers and all that comes with that. A great opportunity which I'm really thankful for. My previous job as a postie is now in the past, and I'm much warmer thanks to the heating in the new office :)

    So, my advice is, from my own experience, don't give up trying for a new job even if you don't get the qualifications you want.

    I'm still going to redo my N+ and am now also working on my MCP. And yes, it is easier to study when you're actually working day in, day out with the technology you read about.

    Nice to be back, and sorry I disappeared for so long. Out of the rough times came some good :)

    Fsi
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, Comptia Network+
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  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    That's great to hear! Congrats on landing that job.

    Harry.
     
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  3. ITMatt

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    Just goes to show, it's not about what qualifications, knowledge or experience you have, it's about hard work, effort and perseverance.

    Well done, fsimeta!
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    Congratulations, Fsi. Goes to show you that one "failure" isn't "the end of the world". Cheers, mate. :D

    -Trip
     
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  5. kat731
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    Good for you!!:cheers

    Kat
     
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  6. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats and great to hear:)
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Congrats on the job mate :biggrin
     
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  8. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Congratulations on the new job and good positive advice (rep left):thumbleft :rocks

    it's good to see your back at CF and on the road to more certs! excellent news:biggrin
     
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  9. MrNerdy

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    Congratulations on getting the job.
    IT seems to have it's high's & low's, well done on sticking with it.:D
     
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  10. Notes_Bloke

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    Congrats on the job! :D:thumbleft

    NB
     
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  11. fsimeta

    fsimeta Nibble Poster

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    Thanks all :)

    I read another thread where IT Matt was giving advice on interviews and I have to agree about the 30 second rule. They either like you or they don't and in some cases, it's a case of if you get on with not just the person (boss) you'll be working with, but the personnel manager as well!

    So it's a lot about how you present yourself, and also understanding how employers think. Tricky I know, but as people have been saying, it's not all just about the qualifications. It's good to get your first IT job, the feeling is great; and when you realise you CAN do it when you actually do the job that boosts your confidence as well.

    So don't give up anyone who is reading this. Keep on the path, slow sure steps, with a few mistakes here and there and you WILL get there in the end. The path may be windy and wobbly, but at least it's a path :)

    Good luck to everyone else who is trying to get a role in IT.
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, Comptia Network+
    WIP: MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA
  12. Bluerinse
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    Congrats, that is great news mate!! 8)
     
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  13. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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  14. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Congratulations on the job Fsimeta, and nice to see you back on the dark side :D
     
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  15. wizard

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    Congratulations 8)
     
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  16. greenbrucelee
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    Good news, well done:D
     
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  17. Alex Wright

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    Well done!

    - Alex
     
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  18. sunn

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    Congrats on the new job and the uplifted perspective :beers2
     
  19. anniemac

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    I had an interview today, technical sales support. I thought it went well but of course anything can happen. That's the worst part of applying, the interview and the wait. What I've done is change track slightly, I've always done admin so I did a search in the 'admin dept' and came up with this one. They want admin plus technical support. Best of both worlds. Anyway I'll know on Friday and if I'm not successful, I'm not giving up!!
     
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  20. fsimeta

    fsimeta Nibble Poster

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    That's the spirit! All these mistakes we make in life, are just hurdles to get over. But...it still feels like a dark cloud has descended on you when they happen. It's just I think we're afraid when bad things happen because we don't have a guide to show us what will happen in the future. But out of crappy times, can come some good :)
     
    Certifications: Comptia A+, Comptia Network+
    WIP: MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA

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