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Got the Job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by SimonV, Mar 6, 2004.

  1. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Boy what a week, Sat my first MCP on Thursday and then Friday had an interview for the Network Managers Job at the school I'm placed at.

    GOT THE JOB................. Start 1st April, hope its not an April fools :cry:

    They also made a slight change to the contract before I accepted the offer. They made it a 42 weeks a year contract not a 52 but to compensate for the loss of earnings they pused the payscale up another 5 points. :D

    I'm one happy man today, off to the boozer now for a few :morebeer :alc

    @mikesta, Any news on your interview yet?
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
  2. Mark

    Mark Bit Poster

    Well done Si

    You da man :salut

    Now your'e the manager remember who your friends are if you need to recruit, I'm don't think I'm too far from you I'm only in Burton!! :wink:

    Enjoy your'e weekend, give the books a rest
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCSA+M, MCSE:2000
  3. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    What a week indeed, Si - well done yet again :clap

    I hope you remembered to put on your Lottery ticket for tonight ? :deal

    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
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  4. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

    Hey that's great news Si, well done.

    What a week you've had will your liver keep up i wonder. :D
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
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  5. Luton Bee

    Luton Bee Kilobyte Poster

    Well done Si, the Certforums success stories just keep rolling!!
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCP, A+, Network+ C&G ICT
  6. Nelix
    Honorary Member

    Nelix Gigabyte Poster

    Well done Si, you kick em into shape in your new MANAGERS position.
    Certifications: A+, 70-210, 70-290, 70-291
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  7. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Thanks Guys, My job really wont change all that much apart from I'll get the blame when things wrong :roll: Its more a case of they don't want me to leave when my current contract runs out in august so they magically found me a job. :D

    To anyone finding it hard to get your break in IT I really must encourage you to keep at it, I've made the change from a forklift truck driver to the IT manager of a local secondary school and had to work damn hard to get there, but its worth it in the end. Just keep at it. :D
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
  8. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Way to go Si. Good luck.
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
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  9. Phil
    Honorary Member

    Phil Gigabyte Poster

    Great news Si, well done :thumbleft
    Certifications: MCSE:M & S MCSA:M CCNA CNA
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  10. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Who da Man? Si's da Man!!! WooHoo! Way to go, guy. Congratulations!! :D
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  11. mattwest

    mattwest Megabyte Poster

    Well Done!

    I know what its like working for a school!

    I was the ICT Network Manager for a large, 800 students, 75 staff school.

    But i didnt get the holidays off, frankly they were too valuable for getting things done!

    Hows it going now you've started??

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    WIP: Maybe re-certify my CCNA
  12. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Nothing different to be honest, I was doing the job before but didn't have the title for the pay. It does however give me more of a say when it comes to planning and spending so that area of the job will be different after I've had my two week easter break.

    Your right about the holidays being the best time to get things done but if they want to pay be the same rate for 10 weeks less then I'm not going to complain now am I? :D

    Thanks for asking Matt.

    What was the name of the school you worked in and how long did you work there for. Did you find that having the network mangers position within a school helped when moving jobs or did you get the attitude of a school not being a real place of work so its not real experience?
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  13. mattwest

    mattwest Megabyte Poster


    I worked for a school called Westwood St. Thomas in Wiltshire.

    13 -18 school, about 800 kids and 75 ish staff.

    I think having the network managers position did help when i was moving jobs, as having that kind of position looks very good on the CV, but being public sector i dont think it looked as good as industry.

    However i'd say that you can work alot harder in the public sector for less pay and half the budget! (and half the staff in my case!)

    My main problem when moving jobs was my age, i was 21 when looking for a new job, but i had 3+ years full time and 2 years part time experience.

    People talk about discrimination against older people, however i felt age was holding me back!

    Now the school employs a 30 year old technician, who frankly doesnt know anything and who i hear complaints about all the time from my ex colleagues.

    I guess the school should have wise'd up and paid me what i deserved, but they are paying for it now!

    And boy its sweet!! :wink:

    (But i do feel sorry for the kids....)



    I hope one day to return to the public sector, IT manager for a school with some staff under me and a good wage. I got some real job satisfaction where i was, (helping the kids) but i just wasnt appreciated, over worked and very under paid.

    Its a shame.
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    WIP: Maybe re-certify my CCNA
  14. Japes

    Japes Bit Poster

    Congrats on the exam pass........ there all worth the effort.

    IT manager......... site admin..... what next :D

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