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Got a job as well :)

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by LukeP, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Hey

    Not a big poster here (hopefully will change now).

    I finally secured my first IT position. It took me 8 months and literally several hundreds of applications.
    During those 8 months I was volunteering as an IT Technician role in local non-profit organizations. I also managed to get few roll-out contracts (lasting from 1 day to 3 weeks each), where I had the opportunity to watch more experienced professionals work and ... learn.

    Despite the amount of applications sent I've never secured an interview. This was my first. This was more of informal chat about organization IT systems, me and the company. Today I recieved a phone call and I was invited for another informal meeting in local branch of the organization and I was offered an IT support position.

    I am extremely excited as the wage is a lot more than I was expecting and also there is plenty of space for me to learn and progress as the company runs 3 servers in 3 branches which are managed by external contractors. I am seen by the employer as the person who will take ownership of those systems in the future.

    I thought I'd share good news along other jobseekers. There are jobs out there so don't give up.

    Luke
     
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Thanks for sharing Luke and congrats on your new role:), don't be a stranger on CF and lets know how you get on. Best wishes and cheerio:)

    Truly, persistency would take you a long way works time and again:)
     
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  3. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats on the Job dude! I know the feeling is awesome!
     
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  4. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    Well done mate!

    Please let us know how your first few days go.
     
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  5. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate :biggrin
     
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  6. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats and well done on the job mate! :)
     
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  7. leosdelsol

    leosdelsol Banned

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    well doone bud :)
     
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  8. DaveyB1981

    DaveyB1981 Byte Poster

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    I may not know you, but i am genuinely really chuffed for you. You have committed yourself and persevered and it has paid off.

    Now the hard (but generally fun) bit begins!

    Let us know how you get on.

    All the best,

    Dave
     
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  9. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Major congrats:beers2

    NB
     
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  10. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Well done mate :D
     
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  11. westernkings

    westernkings Gigabyte Poster

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    Congrats mate.

    that's what we like to hear.
     
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  12. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats on the good news :)

    -ken
     
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  13. LukeP

    LukeP Gigabyte Poster

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    Thanks everyone.

    I haven't started yet and I already feel like I have a lot things to catch up on.
     
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