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Council IT Job interview...oh err!!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by drum_dude, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    Well after much "umming" and "arring" I took the plunge last week and applied for a County Council IT position. To my surprise I have been invited for an interview? I say surprise 'cos the advert stated 6 GCSEs at grade C and above, 2 x A Levels -I don't come close to this criteria!

    Anyway, the interview is next week and I have been informed in writing that there will be a "Telephone Test" and a "Technical Test" during the interview. Can anybody shed any light on these "tests"? And what I should expect.

    At ITNET I had to do a Technical Test which comprised of questions such as "what do you use Tracert for", what does DHCP mean" and then others on MS Outlook. From my understanding I think this council uses Netware and GroupWise of which I have experience with...They know that I am on my way to getting my MCSE and CCNA. I also emphasised the fact that I am with NITLC etc...

    Any advice would great!

    Cheers chaps

    Sacha
     
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  2. punkboy101
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    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

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    Good luck Sacha, fingers crossed for you mate. [​IMG]
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    Sacha, the adverts you read are really the company's "wish list". Sure, they have a list of requirements that they can't live without and if you don't match those, they won't even give you a nod, but most of what you read about in newspaper or web adverts are what the company things would be the "ideal" candidate.

    Naturally, that ideal candidate may or may not exist or may exist but not apply for the job they are offering. They'll interview the folks who apply that seem to be in the ball park and continue the culling process from there.

    Good luck on your interview. Knock 'em dead. :)
     
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  4. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Excellent news, Sacha - all the best of CF luck, m8 :thumbleft

    Can't imagine the tests for a council vacancy being much more than a "no-brainer" to you, m8. If you haven't already, swing by AJ's Interview Preparation techniques thread .

    Keep us posted, d_dude [​IMG]
     
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  5. AJ

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    Best of luck m8
     
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  6. EMacd

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    Hi Sacha,

    I'm currently working for a local council in Scotland in the schools IT support group (about three months now).
    The technical test I had was to assemble a PC (really!), plug it into the network and write down the mac and ip addresses.
    All they really wanted to check was that I knew one end of a pc from another and could stick it onto a network.

    Good luck dude

    Cheers
     
  7. tripwire45
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    Greetings EMacd and welcome. Glad you found the place. If you wouldn't mind, pop up to the New Members Introduction forum and tell us a bit about yourself and how we can be of assistance. Cheers. :)
     
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  8. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    Cheers for all ur support chaps! Fingers crossed etc...

    Sacha
     
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    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5

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