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Finally Getting Somewhere ...

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by PaulC, Feb 12, 2007.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Nibble Poster

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    I've got two interviews this week for 2nd line/network type roles a step up from the 1st/2nd line support desk role I'm doing now. It's taken a while, but the addition of 290 to my CV really seems to have increased the type of job I'm being offered more into line with where I want to go (Desktop/2nd line/Server stuff). Hopefully I'll get one of them or something else will come up, my CV seems to being picked up enough and either going via a recruiter or I'm applying for 1 job a day.

    The good thing is that I'm happy with where i work (just no job progression available), I've plenty of responsibilities but I need a new challenge, but as I'm happy I don't have to rush but can wait on a job I want. I also work with someone who used to do some IT recruitment whose given me loads of advice and also worked out when to listen and when not to listen to recruiters who phone, especially when they tell you they don't believe you've enough experience to go up a step and there 1st line position is perfect for you!!

    Hopefully I'll have a nice new job in the next few weeks, wages don't particularly bother me, I'm more interested in something that will give me lots of experience.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Congrats!
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Great news, good luck with the interviews! :)
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Cool, knock them down :)

    Good luck.

    -ken
     
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    Good luck! 8)
     
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  6. AJ

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    fingers crossed mate
     
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  7. Headache

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    Best Wishes.
     
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    Knock 'em dead, mate. :biggrin
     
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  9. PaulC

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    Well, I've had my first interview and got feedback. They decided not to take me on. It was a small team environment in a local private school near where I live. However they needed someone who could jump straight into the fire so to speak with switches and vLANs. They did however say that I came across superb in the interview and my Windows based skills, AD, Exchange etc... were excellent and they'd have taken me on if it weren't for the need of having someone who didn't need training in the other field.

    Well, onto tomorrow. More of a company like where I presently work, but a proper 2nd line role and much more technical. Going off the job spec sheet I was sent I can do 75% of the stuff. Just need to sell myself again and hope they don't want someone who knows everything but wants to learn and wants a challenge!
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    It's great that you got immediate feedback on your interview! Very promising, in my opinion. In time, you'll be able to leverage your skills to move forward in that career direction, if that's where you want to go with it.

    This other opportunity sounds great. Keep us posted, and best of luck! :)
     
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  11. Mr.Cheeks

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    Good luck Paul - hope all goes well!
     
  12. Arroryn
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    Arroryn we're all dooooooomed

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    Much luck - and congrats on the quick postive feedback - very valuable, and often quite rare in any industry.
     
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  13. nXPLOSi

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    That is good feedback, nice of them to be so supportive as well. Good luck with your next interview, let us know how you get on! :)
     
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  14. Vendetta

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    good luck!
     
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    Best of luck with the second interview mate!
     
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  16. PaulC

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    Well, I've not heard back from interview 2 yet. The job itself would give me quite a lot of experience, but I can't but my finger on why, I just didn't get the best vibe from the place, so I'm really not to bothered if I don't get that.

    I'll keep putting my CV out, keep studying and hopefully that break will come. My biggest issue seems to be that I've no experience of actual switches and routers, anyone any ideas how I could get round this?
     
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  17. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Good luck mate.

    You could try and get some cheap switches and routers off ebay and have a play around with them.
     
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  18. PaulC

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    Not heard anything from job 2 so we'll forget that one, not sure I'd have taken it anyway. Had another interview last week. Similar out come to job 1 where they needed someone with more experience and didn't have time to train. Guy did say he though I was very good though and had a great CV so asked if he could keep my details as he should have another position where they'd be able to train in the next 6 to 9 months.

    Keep plugging away, but it shows the jobs are out there, I just need to find one now where they don't need the 'job in the deep end guy ASAP' and can give me training on what I don't know.
     
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