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Job Hunt

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by mcbro, Jun 1, 2009.

  1. mcbro

    mcbro Byte Poster

    Just spoken to a Recruitment Executive who stated that this time last year they would get on average of 50 Cvs per role now they are getting 120+! Grrr

    Ive been looking for 3-4 weeks and have had my CV put forward a few times but never get any further.

    How are other peoples job hunt going?
    Certifications: MCITP:EA, CCNA
  2. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

    Crap i thought i could get a job by august but i think i may have to go to uni since i cant get a job.
    Certifications: MOS Master, A+, MCP 271
    WIP: HND, Programming, Another Job
  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    While I'm not actively looking (passively, maybe), there doesn't seem to be alot going on in my surrounding areas.

    Certifications: CITP, PGDip, 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: MSc in Tech Management
  4. dmarsh

    dmarsh Terabyte Poster

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    I know experienced people who are having to look for 3-6 months to land a role, 3-4 weeks is nothing.
  5. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    55 weeks and counting :tune
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  6. NWDaddy

    NWDaddy Bit Poster

    I've been working in the IT industry for the past 11-12 years - mainly as a contractor. I prefered to work this way because it mean't I didn't have to get caught up in all the office politics, it gave me freedom, and the cash was pretty good too :biggrin

    After having two kids I decided itwas time for a more stable career and about six months ago I jumped into a full-time role. I figured the steady (albeit small income) would help us to plan things out better and stop the boom and bust type lifestyle we had.

    In some respects it was a good move as the market has died a death but in true sods law fashion I have recently been put at risk of redundancy :(

    I don't think I'll be let go but it does show that I'm no more secure in a full-time role.

    The only roles going in my place at the moment are for helpdesk but they do pay 20k. Anyone live in Merseyside?
    Certifications: A handful of MCP exams
  7. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Yep, what is your experience in mate?
    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
  8. NWDaddy

    NWDaddy Bit Poster

    I started out in desktop support, did three years in server support and I'm currently working as the manager of a small desktop support/server admin team. Can't say much at the moment but I'm in the process of moving back to a technical role - love this stuff.
    Certifications: A handful of MCP exams
  9. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Yeah you can't beat getting your hands dirty. I'll let you know if anything comes up in our place, its pretty recession proof as its us doing the outsourcing of smaller fish a lot of the time. Jim
    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
  10. Josiahb

    Josiahb Gigabyte Poster

    The job market is fairly crud at the moment, I thankfully recently dodged the redundancy bullet but while the consultation process was going on I did take the opportunity to update the CV and look around at whats out there.

    The answer was not much, a lot of very technically specific roles, a few developer jobs and not much else.

    I do know of one outfit in the area looking for 1st Line support staff but it would be weird as all hell working with my sister...
    Certifications: A+, Network+, MCDST, ACA – Mac Integration 10.10
  11. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

    You just need to go onto Reed to see how many are applying for IT Support jobs. I had a quick look and saw a job for an IT Support bod for GPs...it had 127 applications.

    In the West Midlands things are really bad, Jobsite has had the same 3 IT Support jobs for Birmingham on that page for over 3 weeks (the postings are over 3 weeks old).
    Certifications: MCSA , N+, A+ ,ITIL V2, MCTS
    WIP: MCITP 2008 Ent Admin, Server Admin, Exchange 2010, Lync 2010, CCNA & VCP5

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