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Job Query

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Markyboyt, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. Markyboyt

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    I have found this job advertised, sort of in my local area http://www.totaljobs.com/JobSearch/...,fk,fl&From=/JobSearch/LocationJobSearch.aspx

    The position seems to be maintaining motor vehicle diagnostic equipment for some sort of roadside techs.
    My question is would this job be likely to provide experience that I could use to further my career at a later point down the line in the way a support helpdesk would or would I be back at square one.

    Currently I work for a main car dealership and have assumed responsibility for maintaining, updating and diagnosing our diagnostic equipment for some time now. It says be qualified to C & G level 3 which I am, just in motor vehicle repair not IT lol.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Mmmm... unfortunately, I doubt it. Other than the troubleshooting method, which is almost universal, it doesn't sound like a skill that would transfer into anything PC-related.
     
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  3. Markyboyt

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    Thats what I wasnt sure of, see as it stands that job would suit me pretty well, but I want to be looking at the long term aspect as well and if im making the switch of career and making the sacrifices then i dont want to be repeating it 2-3 years down the line
     
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    It would advance you in the field of automotive repair! :D
     
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  5. Markyboyt

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    Been there, done that, got the t-shirt (im actually wearing it now aswell oddly enough lol)
     
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  6. Markyboyt

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    thanks for your replies BM, you confirmed what I suspected really. This job would be like taking an element of what I already do (a part that I dont mind doing) and specialising in it but although that would be ok and I would be doing more computer stuff, its a bit too specialised to gain transferrable experience.
     
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    My opinion is but one of many. But I am glad that I was able to provide another aspect for you to consider. :)
     
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