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Hello from a newbie to the forums

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by Sk1ppy, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Sk1ppy

    Sk1ppy New Member

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    Hi all,

    I am currently doing a Compita A+ and also MCDST courses through Seek Learning online.

    A little on my experience would be that I have built (and destroyed :twisted:) my own computers and those of others for over 6 years. Set wifi networks up and am now working for a broadband supplier on thier tech support (allbeit through a 3rd party call centre)

    Any hints for searching for jobs, look on Monster everyday and also have searches setup on reed.co.uk. Anywhere else I should look as IT jobs (as withmost other types of jobs) in the north east are very thin on the ground.
     
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  2. alicat

    alicat Nibble Poster

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    Hi and Welcome,

    When I was looking for a job, I went to cwjobs, jobserve, reed, and every local newpaper I could find.

    Also ringing up agencys, posting your cv on websites like Jobserve gets you phonecalls about work in your area, and not so much in your area. :) That and speculative letters might be good, because not every job advertises externally.

    Jobs in the NHS don't normally get posted outside of www.jobs.nhs.uk (at least not in my area).

    Hope that was helpful.

    Alice
     
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  3. Sk1ppy

    Sk1ppy New Member

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    Thank you for that info,

    Just uploaded my cv to those sites as i've not heard of cwjobs before.
     
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  4. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    Hello and welcome to the forums! :)

    Qs
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCSE: Private Cloud, MCSA (2008), MCITP: EA, MCITP: SA, MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003, MCITP: EDA7, MCITP: EDST7, MCITP: EST Vista, MCTS: Exh 2010, MCTS:ServerVirt, MCTS: SCCM07 & SCCM2012, MCTS: SCOM07, MCTS: Win7Conf, MCTS: VistaConf, MCDST, MCP, MBCS, HND: Applied IT, ITIL v3: Foundation, CCA
  5. Metalstar

    Metalstar Kilobyte Poster

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    Hi and welcome!
     
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  6. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Hi & welcome to CF :)

    -Ken
     
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  7. MrNerdy

    MrNerdy Megabyte Poster

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    Hello and welcome to the forum.:biggrin
     
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  8. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Welcome :)
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Isn't your existing job not already an IT job?!? :blink :biggrin

    Welcome to the forums!
     
    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+
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  10. Sk1ppy

    Sk1ppy New Member

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    I wish.

    It's just a basic call centre job that requires no certificates other than being able to talk to customers.

    Job title should be Customer Services Helpdesk (with a little technical stuff thrown in for good measure :biggrin)

    Thanks for the welcome all.
     
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    WIP: Compia A+ & MCDST
  11. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    If you're helping them with IT problems, that's still IT experience. Don't discount it... employers won't. It's most certainly better than nothing, which is what a LOT of people have.
     
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    WIP: Just about everything!
  12. Sk1ppy

    Sk1ppy New Member

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    I'm not discounting it even though it was a pay drop from my previous job.

    Got to start somewhere I suppose.
     
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  13. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Hi & welcome:D

    NB
     
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