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I've got myself that next job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by PaulC, Mar 20, 2007.

  1. PaulC

    PaulC Nibble Poster

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    After going for about 5/6 interviews at various places, I finally got the call at the end of last week, I've now got myself a position working for a small company doing IT support.

    I'm basically the 'IT guy' and above me is just the Operations Manager. Day to day tasks will include your general software and hardware issues and project work. I've also been advised they're having some server changes and I'd be tasked with building and setting up the server and maintaining there 2 domain controllers and exchange server. Overall max 50 desktop users.

    So it's a great step up from my present service desk role and a good step in my career ladder which is server/exchange support. Best of all, they'll give me full training and were after someone competant but willing to learn and who wanted a challenge rather than someone who knew everything, so I obviously came across well in the interview. Start date 16th April. :D
     
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  2. mondos

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    Great news, well done and good luck.
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Sounds exactly like my current job! I hope they're not replacing me without telling me :) lol... just to be sure, its not in East London isit? :D

    You'll love it mate, big congratulations on landing the role!
     
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  4. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    Congrats on that! It's the sort of job I enjoy - lots of variety!

    Harry.
     
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  5. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Great news! Congrats on the job! :biggrin
     
  6. webslinger2k

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    congratulatoins mate - sounds like the perfect job!!
     
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  7. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Well done on landing the new job. best of luck.
     
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  8. Buck

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    Thats great news PaulC - let us know how your getting on after you have settled in.

    Buck...
     
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  9. thetokyoproject

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    fantastic mate....well done...bit jealous myself as that's the thing i'm looking for but still keeping the faith here...

    let us know how it all goes....
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Guys, this is EXACTLY how to go from an entry-level IT job to a more advanced role, in preparation to get a job as a full-blown network or Exchange admin, then as a senior network admin with security and routing responsibilities. Paul's doin' it the right way, folks... and from all indications, he's setting himself up for his NEXT step quite nicely.

    Congrats!!
     
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  11. andy-d

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    Congrats dude! Lots of green faces around here! :p We'll all get there one day though, i'm sure!
     
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  12. Headache

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    Big Congrats.

    Now you can take the Ferrari off the wish list and order it for real.
     
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  13. onoski

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    Great and interesting news, congratulations. I guess it is all paying off now hence I'd say keep on keeping on as one day would be your day. It is yours now, well done:D
     
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  14. PaulC

    PaulC Nibble Poster

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    nXPLOSi, well ... No actually, it's in Grt Manchester.

    Thanks. I was offered this job and also a role for a big financial firm, but ultimately the job for the big firm, while offering far better overall job perks like pension package, slightly better hours and all the polish and gloss those kind of companies give you, it would have been exactly like the desktop job the engineers did when i worked for IBM/Manpower, ie. 90% of the time you change toners and clear print queues! This job will take me out of the comfort zone and I'm sure I'll get stuck a few times but for my career it will be great. What you've said there is exactly what the recruiter said. Give it 2 years and finish your MCSAs off and you'll be well prepped to go into the field you want to go into.

    I'm off on hols 6 weeks after I start, so will post just before I go about how I'm getting on. I'm sure if I get stuck on any server related stuff i'll be posting the question here.
     
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  15. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Excellent mate, congrats :)
     
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  16. Sparky
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    Congrats mate, looks like you will get loads of hands on experience. :biggrin
     
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  17. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    Congrats mate. Sounds like a great job. :D

    Good luck with it. :thumbleft
     
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