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How did you get your jobs?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by NoCompanyIT, Jun 2, 2009.

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How did you get your jobs?

  1. Networking

    8 vote(s)
    28.6%
  2. Agency

    7 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. Apply to advertised vacancy

    15 vote(s)
    53.6%
  4. Sent prospective CV

    6 vote(s)
    21.4%
  1. NoCompanyIT

    NoCompanyIT Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    I'd like to do a poll to ask all of you, throughout your entire career, how you got your job, so you can answer more than 1.

    For example I have got 1 job through applying to an advert, 1 through an agency, 1 through networking.


    It is said that the majority of jobs are filled through networking, I just wondered if that was true for people here.
     
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  2. mcbro

    mcbro Byte Poster

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    1st job - applied to advert
    2nd job - Agency
     
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  3. DevilsAdvocate

    DevilsAdvocate Bit Poster

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    1st Job - Through College
    2nd Job - Applied to advert

    Rob :)
     
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  4. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    I got both of my jobs through networking.

    Most importantly though, once I got through the door I managed to impress and went from a normal data input guy, to the trainee IT guy, to the senior IT guy in charge of basically everything! I've been here just under 5 years.
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Security+, MCSA 2003 (270, 290, 291), MCTS (640, 642), MCSA 2008
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Still in my 1st job after 10 years! Applied to vacancy
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  6. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Same here, still in my first job after almost 3 years and it gets better and better every year.
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA
  7. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    For all my IT Jobs I applied directly to the organisation, apart from one where they contacted me (the part-time IT trainer).

    -ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, BSc, HNC, LCGI, PTLLS, MCT, MCITP, MCTS, MCSE, MCSA:M, MCSA, MCDST, MCP, MTA, MCAS, MOS (Master), A+, N+, S+, ACA, VCA, etc... & 2nd Degree Black Belt
    WIP: PGDip
  8. Qs

    Qs Semi-Honorary Member Gold Member

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    I'm still on my first job. I went through an agency for a finance position at the company and impressed the IT manager with my knowledge. Got promoted into IT, and I'm still there :)

    Qs
     
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  9. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    I applied through an advert. My job was never technical really until about 4 years ago (been here 9 years), but it has developed and progressed to a point where it is more technical than manual labour as I now have to do things like server configurations and liase with BT bloke from time to time for networking.
     
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  10. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

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    My first (and current) job was gained through 'networking', my mum works for the company and the subject of expanding the IT department beyond its single part time member came up so she put my name forward. I was hired on a 6 month, part-time, temporary contract which was quickly made full-time, extended and then made permanent!

    The IT team here is now the massive amount of 3 people strong and I'm the only full-time member (I'm also the only support tech, my boss is a developer by trade and the other person in the depratment is 'IT by accident'!)
     
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  11. UKDarkstar
    Honorary Member

    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    err, none of the options - started my own business !
     
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  12. MLP

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    First IT Job - I took an Agency Admin. job, as a 'stop gap' whilst looking for IT work. The IT Director there was a great bloke, and after many coffee break chats, he asked me to help with a few little jobs like changing backup tapes and helping users. I was then offered 6 months work with the IT department (The IT Director and the Infrastructure Manager), to help with some holiday cover, and in case a potential MIS system migration was approved. Unfortunately it wasn't, so I was laid off.

    Second IT job - advertised in the local paper - IT Technician. I'm still there now, as Senior Technician.
     
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  13. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Option missed - how about being contacted directly by the company?
     

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