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How to start job hunting after A+ and MCDST

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by z0nk, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. z0nk

    z0nk Bit Poster

    Hi everyone.

    I'm A+ certified and now have got an MCDST.

    I'm going to be made redundant on the 16th of December from my company as they've gone into administration. So its a kick up the arse to get into an IT career as Ive always wanted.

    Whats the best way to start? register on online agencies like reed and apply for 1st line support jobs through their site? or should I go to an agency on the high street where I speak face to face with someone? just would like to know the best way as Ive already wasted 6 years in the retail job I'm in.

    Btw I have no IT work experience but Ive been using and studying computers all my life.

    Certifications: A+, MCDST, ITIL v3
  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster


    Yeah! what you have stated is the way to go and also look on the guardian online for jobs, metro newspaper. I would also concentrate on applying for 1st line and helpdesk support roles as they often times only require good customer skills and communication.

    Tidy up your CV and start hitting Jobserve, Jobsite, Monter and techjobs. Best wishes and remember get a good book on interview skills i.e. 135 interview answers.

    All the best and lets know how you get on:)
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  3. Stuck in the Mud

    Stuck in the Mud New Member

    Hi mate. I'm on the same boat as you but still studying for the certs. I was in finance before and was made redundant. Let us all know how u get on. Good luck!
  4. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

    Applying to get into entry level IT isn't really any different to applying to get into any other type of work.
    I think it's only when you get into the more specialised stuff that you might want to look at certain specific agencies etc.
    Reed often have IT roles advertised, and I've found that a good place to try is often local authority websites.
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  5. IT2009

    IT2009 Byte Poster

    Certifications: MCP, HND Business Information Systems
    WIP: A+
  6. greenbrucelee
    Highly Decorated Member Award

    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

    see job advert
    apply for position
    get yea or no from advertiser.

    mail resume/cv better

    do same processe get job....simples.:D
    Certifications: A+, N+, MCDST, Security+, 70-270
    WIP: 70-620 or 70-680?
  7. Alex399

    Alex399 Byte Poster

    No Greenbrucelee you must be looking for compare the market.com not compare the meerkat!!

    Hahahahaha I was laughing out loud at the end of your post, absolutley hilarious! :D
    WIP: A+, N+, MCP, MCDST

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