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Finally made the grade and got the job!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by mattytwig, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. mattytwig

    mattytwig New Member

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    Hi guys,

    Just wanted to share my experiences with you lot, who have helped me so much over the past year or so. I'm somewhat a "fly on the wall" viewer of these forums regretfully, tending to pick out information rather than add to it, this will change now I can assure you.

    Well........

    Just bagged an IT Support Analyst job at a big corporate law firm in the UK. I have a customer service background in the AV industry, which is what attracted them to me I believe. I have shown willing, taking out voluntary work for a company specialising in helping people with disabilities overcome their IT issues, which gave me an edge in the interview I feel. I am on with CompTIA A+ and ready to take ASAP. Then onto MCDST. Just cant wait to get stuck into my job and some real world experience that its going to offer.

    Just want to say a big thanks for everyones support for this and the other forums, people like me find this site gives us confidence to achieve what we strive to. I've had times in the past 12 months where I've thought I'd never get through!

    Plans for the future are to get the basic certs behind me, with whatever the role throws at me which i know includes ITIL foundation. Also plan to change my Music Tech degree into an IT one using a conversion course MSc, but having seen mixed reviews on this change, I may consider not doing this, although I think its a good aim to have.

    I now truly believe I can do anything, my confidence is high and I'm now on the ladder

    Thanks a lot everyone, will definately be back soon

    Matt
     
  2. dv-ant

    dv-ant Bit Poster

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    congrats! and good luck
    keep us posted
     
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats, mate:D

    NB
     
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  4. soundian

    soundian Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
     
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    WIP: Knuckling down at my new job
  5. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:) and congrats on your new role.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  6. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats.

    Have fun :biggrin
     
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  7. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate. :biggrin
     
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  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Congrats :)

    Qs
     
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  9. Atiaran

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    Well Done!

    ~Ati~
     
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  10. crazy horse

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    Congratulations! Good luck with the new job and your A+
     
  11. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

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    Good job!
     
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  12. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  13. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Good to hear and congratulaions:)
     
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  14. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats!
     
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    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  15. nugget
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    Congrats. :thumbleft
     
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  16. sunn

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    Congrats...
     
  17. DapperDan

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    Congrats mate. The bulk of my experience is from IT support working for a big law firm. You'll meet some very interesting users, but it'll all help in the experience you'll gain.

    D.
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3; A+, Network+

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