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entry-level jobs

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by ak2006137, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. ak2006137

    ak2006137 New Member

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    hi all, i have taken some advice and have been trying to find entry level jobs for system support positions and /or I.T. technitian type jobs.

    has anyone had success finding an entry level job?

    does anyone know the best place to go for entry level? (am doing A+ N+ CCNA)

    i have loads of sites to work from but thought i come and see what you guys have to say.

    the sites i have visited are
    reed.co.uk
    http://www.computingcareers.co.uk/recruitment-agency
    http://www.hays.com/
    http://www.jobcentreplus.gov.uk
    http://www.bluearrow.co.uk
    http://www.jobfit.co.uk

    i wrte to all these guys except for jobcentreplus

    thanks for any suggestions
    alan
     
    WIP: A+ N+ CCNA
  2. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    I myself have used Reed and Hays in the past, some offices have been great, others not so much. Sign up to their websites, and make sure you receive emails from them about new IT jobs in your area.
    I actually found my job through the job center. I got the contact information needed and wrote each company a personalised letter and attached a copy of my CV.

    Check the websites every so often, and the job center everyday if you can!
     
  3. ak2006137

    ak2006137 New Member

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    yeah i registered with reed and bluearrow, im just going to write a cv and include my experience. no point including jobs i have done because theyre not really relevent to what im looking for. but i may have some luck. reed sad they will keep a look out but that jobs are thin at the moment for entry level positions but they maybe just them.

    thanks for help.
    alan
     
    WIP: A+ N+ CCNA
  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    You shouldn't leave gaps in your employment history even if the jobs are irrelevant to the post you're applying for. You don't want people thinking you were bumming about on the dole for 2 years when you were actually working your b******s off.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+,MCDST,MCTS(680), MCP(270, 271, 272), ITILv3F, CCENT
    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    I would still recommend surfing their website every so often as a good few companies use them (I do :) ) for advertising posts. Other places would be the local newspaper, the local & county councils in your area, as well as the NHS job site and police sites.

    Mate, include them. From a manager's point of view, when looking for an entry level candidate, not only am I looking for basic IT skills but any soft skills that the person would have developed by doing other jobs. By leaving them out, you'd be doing yourself a dis-favor.

    -Ken
     
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  6. GiddyG

    GiddyG Terabyte Poster Gold Member

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    What Ken said. :D
     
  7. ak2006137

    ak2006137 New Member

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    ok, i'll include them, thanks for the tip. nhs jobs is a good idea thanks.

    alan

     
    WIP: A+ N+ CCNA

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