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Emphasizing Skills

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Transk53, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Transk53

    Transk53 New Member

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    Hi all. This may seem a little silly, but it is something that I have concerns about. It revolves around the fact that I possess very little professional IT experiance. Question is, how do I translate hobbiest skills into something that a prospective employer may see as being an asset. I can't imagine that building, overclocking and moding rigs is something that would be viewed as a key skill as it were. I know in the modern day world of SB and IB, overclocking is a term that is more numerous, but still viewed as irresponsible by many. Do I outline those skills on a CV as core element of my skills set or not?
     
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  2. RichyV

    RichyV Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    "Building" is a genuine skill and should add emphasis alongside the A+ that you are studying.

    The 1st PC I had back in '95 was the only one I've owned that I have not built myself and, in the early days, it was something I always mentioned under 'skills' in my CV. Not necessary anymore, I'm glad to say. But always try to make the most of what you 'know' as long as, as you say, it's not something that will throw up more negative thoughts from employers than positive ones...
     
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  3. Transk53

    Transk53 New Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Guess I could I could turn overclocking into operational mod, sounds quite catchy. As hardware is more my personal sandbox to tinker in with, my CV's had tended to reflect that. Balance I would think is what need to make sure I have a decent CV.
     
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