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Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by gammi0025, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. gammi0025

    gammi0025 New Member

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    ok long time viewer first time poster,
    Be gentle I lost my job last April 2011 through my own stupid fault ( caught stealing yeah I know complete idiot I know) but I know have a Police caution, and won't get a reference from my last employer (which is quite understandable).
    As you may have guessed I am now really struggling to find any work in IT. I have 10 years experience in IT support networking and hardware.
    I don't have any IT cert's yet but I am studying for the MCITP in server 2008 R2.
    I get regular phone calls from agency's saying my CV is very good but as soon as mentipon the reason I left my last job i get “ok I’ll just check that with my teamleader, client “ and then never hear any thing again?
    Surely I can get a second chance to prove I am a good employee? My Appraisels from my last employer were excellent and I even got regular pay rises?

    Any body any idea’s or advice please ? Also would a MCITP make my cv more creditable and maybe out balance my dubious past ?? anyone
     
  2. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    Gammi, the best advice I can give is to keep on trying. Anyone is going to ask why you left your last employer but some people will still offer you the chance.

    A MCITP might help, but if you're already getting calls confirming your CV is good - having another 6 words on it won't make a difference.

    There is a good reason you shouldn't burn your bridges when leaving previous jobs - references definitely confirm your skills and more importantly, work ethic.


    Good luck.
     
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  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome & good luck.
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  4. gammi0025

    gammi0025 New Member

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    Cheers, I thought if I got a Certification It might help my CV and give it some weight. I still get at least 3 agencies calling a week to ask if I'm still looking for work. But as soon as I mention why I left my last job I get the usual answer “ok I'll check with my client and get back to you" that’s the last I hear from them. I would prefer if they just said sorry no we can’t help at least then I'm not waiting around for a reply that will never happen.
    The other problem I have is my CV is so weighted to IT I can't get other jobs in other areas as they say I don't have recent experience.
    I think I’ve pretty much killed off any chance of an IT career now but at least getting my MCITP will keep me busy and give me a goal to aim for.
    Is there anybody who can advise on contract work and would this be easier to get into?
     
  5. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

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    You don't tell them you stole? Silly question...but...
     
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  6. gammi0025

    gammi0025 New Member

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    sorry dont get you ? but... what and whats a silly question?
     

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