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How likely to find job with my qualifications ? - IT tech/network support, 1st line

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by nizmo, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. nizmo

    nizmo New Member

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    Hello all,

    My first post here! I've come in search of some general advice for this area of work. Now I have just finished a degree in digital media, however decieded I would prefer to work within technical support and within networking instead.

    I have done two courses at college which were most relevant to this, which were city and guilds level 2 IT practitioner and a level 3 btec national diploma IT practitioner.

    I am soon to graduate for my degree in Bsc digital media, but am now looking for a job in this field. There are jobs available, however I don't possess thier desired skills such as server 2003/8, active directory, exchange, tcp/ip etc.

    There are few which say they don't mind candidates not having those skills, as they will train. However these are very few in between.

    I dont have any work experience in this field either, so I am quite limited.

    I am in this sort of position which I don't really know what I want to do for a career, however as I have qualifications in this area, its somewhere to begin and see if I like it.

    I have thought I would mind being out and about, more hands on approach for a job. Therefore maybe something involving network and hardware installations ? A position thats likely to get one out of the office occasionally.

    So, with these qualifications, and taking into account my degree(even though a different subject area), how likely is it get a job ? I am thinking I need at least positions which say they are entry level, graduate or trainee.

    I realise this usualy means very low salaries, and it depends on experience, I've worked out for a full time position, I need at least 17k a year to live ok, and of course more preferably, approx 19k.

    I understand to be in a better position, work experience and various microsoft certifications/net+ would be highly benefical, but I can't afford to do that at the moment, unless I find a job where they fund these.

    I've applied to a few positions already, signed up to about 5 job sites too and am checking everyday religeously. I have done my CV and had it looked at my university's careers and recruitment department, but will post it up here maybe! :)

    Any advice is much appreciated!

    Thanks!
     

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