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is this being to ambitious?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by tas121, Dec 31, 2006.

  1. tas121

    tas121 Nibble Poster

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    Northfield, Birmingham (B31)
    Salary: £11K to £15K
    Company: Able Personnel
    Job type: Permanent
    Date posted: 18/12/2006 14:25
    Description: ENTRY LEVEL IT

    Vacancies exist within the I.T Operations Department for technicians working 40 hours per week (on a shift pattern).

    Salary

    11k to 15K, dependant on skill set.
    Job Purpose

    To work closely with our Head Office Operations Centre, maintaining the internal Company networks and prepping machines, and to provide hardware and software support for internal users.
    Main Responsibilities

    Upgrading, repairing or prepping hardware, as required, to meet user demands.

    Installing software on user machines, after checking purchasing approval has been given.

    Ensuring local back ups of all critical system data are taken and securely stored on a daily basis.

    Monitoring backups from offsite and making sure company policies are being followed.

    Provision and administration of e-mail, voicemail and Internet services to relevant users.

    Domain administration as require reflecting current user/group activity and status.

    Carrying out quarterly audits on hardware and software and update information to reflect any modifications as they occur.
    Skills and experience

    The successful candidates will have:

    An understanding of IT hardware and networks.

    Familiarity with Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows 2000/2003 Server, Windows 2000/XP Professional.

    An understanding of a LAN environment.

    i just started studying A+ but i am keen to get a job and a foot in the door but is this being too ambitious or should i wait for a while till i have a more broad of knowledge?

    please help!!
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Tas,

    I would apply even if you think you cannot carry out some of the duties in the job role.

    If you do get an interview, put your cards on the table - explain what you can do, what you can do and the fact you are prepared to learn.

    Best of luck

    Si
     
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. Paul_o

    Paul_o Nibble Poster

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    i would say if you can do 50% of what they require apply for it anyway. chances are if someone can do all that they want they would not apply for it anyway due to the money they are paying
     
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  4. tas121

    tas121 Nibble Poster

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    well the thing is im not too bothered about the salary because i have not got much experience in working in i.t so i don't expect a good wage
     
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  5. Pete01

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    Go for it now mate, anything you don't know you'll learn quickly enough.

    Be a team player, understand the importance of downtime = lost money for the company and you'll be fine.

    Go for it and don't fret about what you don't know- focus on what you can do .

    Happy New Year!
     
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  6. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Go for it! :biggrin
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Worst they can say is "No". Go for it!!!
     
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  8. tas121

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    ok thanks for all the advice its much appreciated. i applied for the job so fingers crossed i hope i get some positive feed back :)
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Good move, and good luck with the job buddy.
     
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  10. Lugosi

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    I agree with all the other replies. Go for any job you like the look of, focus on what you can do and then dazzle the interviewer with your energy and desire.
    Its an entry level job, paying very little, they're not going to get an MCSE, what they want is someone with a clue who has the desire and ability to learn and add to the team.

    Just keep on applying!:)
    Whats the worse that can happen?
     
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  11. tas121

    tas121 Nibble Poster

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    yeh your right i have applied for it so hopefully i should get something positive back
     
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  12. elli5on

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    I agree with all post's, and good luck with that too kiddo.
    I applied for my job without too much knowledge(1st line of support) and got the job, which i didnt expect...... only problem is now, i hate it!!!! lol

    All the best

    Craig
     
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  13. Frontier

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    Go for it m8! It sounds like an excellent foot in the door. You will gain alot of experience!
     
  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    mate - if i seen that job before i would of went for it - so if thats the case, you should go for it aswell....
     
  15. Frontier

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    Its not a bad wage for a first techie job either, and you never know where it may lead if you play your cards right. Keep us informed how you get on with your application.
     
  16. Krunchie

    Krunchie New Member

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    I have applied for that role before xmas as well, think it will be at Kalamazoo as been for interview with them few years ago.

    Go for it mate! i was learning around year 2000 just have to keep on applying for every IT Position you feel you can do! one point around 2000 i was applying for 100+ positions a week only hearing back from 1 or 2!

    Once you get experience it will get easier, but keep applying for position like the above to break into IT.

    Good luck
     
    Certifications: MCSE, A+, ECDL, NVQ Level II in IT

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