Job Hunting Advice

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by arisen, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. arisen

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    Someone over at Techforums posted this link relating to IT job hunting, it leans heavily towards network admin, but useful stuff nonetheless:

    http://www.thenetworkadministrator.com/Hearfromyouboss.htm

    Thought it was pretty good, what dya all think?
     
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  3. _omni_

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    great link man, enjoyed it alot. :thumbleft
     
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  4. Bluerinse
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    I couldn't agree more with the writer Arisen. He states things as they really are IMHO. Thanks for posting it.

    I am not against young people wanting to get into IT *if* they have a passion for learning, are head and shoulders above everybody they come into contact with regarding some aspect of computing and really want to put their talents to good use.

    What many of them don't realise is that the learning curve in this industry is a huge one. There is so much to learn that it is impossible to know it all. To get an edge over all the competition you really do need to have something special to offer.

    What I believe to be wrong is that people who don't have this passion or any real talent for computer related work are being advised that the IT industry will be good for them. The industry is being flooded with people from all walks of life that really are not cut out to be troubleshooters, web site designers or network administrators etc.

    Your link may help to clarify the reality of the situation.
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    Excellent post, thanks m8.
     
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  6. simongrahamuk
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    Great link Arisen, and great words of wisdom from Bluerinse. :thumbleft
     
  7. The_Geek

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    That, and the fact that they are told they will start out making a huge salary with no experience.
     
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  8. Sparky
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    Great link, can it be pinned?
     
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  9. tripwire45
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    Ok...it's pinned. :wink:
     
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  10. AJ

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    Thread Pinned :D


    Edit: Grrrr damn you Trip and that quick draw of yours :x
     
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  11. tripwire45
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    Nice try, quick draw but I beat you to it. :biggrin
     
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  12. zxspectrum

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    Well that was a brilliant post, as im looking to work in computers i will be taking some tips from that cheers
     
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  13. Boycie
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    cracking link, thanks. :thumbleft.
    Some real good pointers there for all of us to gain from.
     
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  14. rezza

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    True though the pity is that all those bastardz refuse you even if you have a degree + CCNA + MCSE. Reason: No experience. I am getting really frustrated with this attitude . How am I gonna get a job in the frist place if all those "managers" ask for 3 years experience. I dunno what to do. I am qualified, unexperienced and broke and in tears. :cry:
     
  15. Bluerinse
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    Chin up rezza, the truth is you have to be very proactive and persistent to get your foot in the door. Keep on sending those CVs out, keep pestering your recruitment agencies, keep applying for every job that might open that door for you! Ask around for voluntary work in your local schools etc.

    Never give up, you will get there sooner or later for sure.
     
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  16. unemployedstudent

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    Good read, thanks for taking the effort to post the thread.

    As for 'kids', I'm 47, not really a kid, but the challenge for me is still there.
     
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    interesting link cheers
     
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  18. Tartanbill

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    It's a good link with some great points.<p>

    At my own job I have the full spectrum with some genuinely talented individuals that are selling themselves short, people who aren't so bright but have lots of passion and those who I genuinely have no idea why they are in this field.

    FWIW i'm one of the geeky types that genuinely finds computers facinating and while it;s nice to know that one day I might make a comfortable living, money isn't really a big motivator for me right now compared to the chance to get valuable experience.
     
  19. samjhudson

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    hmm,
    nice post, but a little disheartening to be honest :(
    I never expected it to be easy to get my first job in IT, but I didn't expect it to be nigh on impossible, as this article seems to claim it will be.

    Kind of left me with a "well, what DO I need to do?" feeling
     
  20. Fraxinus

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    Is it really possible for someone with a bit of experience garnered through other jobs, i.e. nothing on a c.v., to turn round and compete for, even an entry level, job against kids coming out of college with two years worth of education and work experience?
     
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  21. greenbrucelee
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    I havent lost hope, I finishd uni in 99 (doing bussines computing) although I havent looked for 4 years I am still hopefull I'll get a job in IT thats why I decided to do some certs.

    Its a tough field to get into, thats where hopefully getting a couple of certs will help me have an advantage over the competiton when I go for a job.

    You just need to be persistant and dedicated.
     
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