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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by kat731, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Hi all,

    you prob all know, well most, that i have been struggling to get an IT job for years. I did land one in a school last year, but didnt work out unfortunately. Well, i apply everyday, recruitment agencies/jobcentre etc. I never give up hope, even at my grand age and no proper IT commercial experience. You may also know that i had an industrial accident back in 2001, and since then got my A+, became a volunteer for a computer charity, and just tried to get back to normal. Well, i did go for an interview 2 weeks ago for an IT tech post at an electrical wholesalers, it went well and got second interview, then an email saying it was a coin toss between me and another, but he had more MS quals(more! i aint got any!!) They rang this morning and asked if i would like to work for them:D the other guy went sick the second day and came in this morning saying he'd got a job in London. They were worried i'd be insulted at being second best.. No, not at my age, been through too much to be affronted that easily. Maybe the job was rubbish and he didnt like it?? They seem nice and the IT guy is really friendly, anyway, shes given me till tomorrow to think it over..
    You cant keep an optimistic Kat down!!:biggrin
     
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  2. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations and great news kat as persistence always pays off just takes time and patient. Cheerio and make the best of the new role:D
     
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  3. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations mate, thats excellent news!

    Hope it all works out for you and this is the start of something good :)
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Nice one Kat! :thumbleft

    The beers will be on you in Brum then! :beers2
     
  5. Headache

    Headache Gigabyte Poster

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    That is absolutely fantastic news, mate. Really perked up my day.
     
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  6. Kraven

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    Great stuff! I can't wait till I make a post saying that I have landed my first IT job. Go for it, I'm sure it will be great.

    Kraven
     
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  7. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Congratulations 8)

    So drinks on you on Saturday ;)
     
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  8. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks Onoski,Kraven,Headache,NX,SGUK-of course!!

    :biggrin
     
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  9. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Wizard- Oh yeh!!!
     
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  10. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    Congrats, I assume that this is your first IT job?

    Anyway let us know how you get on :)

    -ken
     
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  11. mondos

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    Your giving all us unemployed IT wannabees some hope, conratulations and good luck.
     
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  12. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks Wag/Mondos..
    Well, full time yeh!

    Kat:)
     
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  13. mondos

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    Kats got the cream and he's lappin it up :thumbleft .
     
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  14. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    Kat - well done - your persistance paid off in the end! Good luck on your new venture in the "real" world of IT!
     
  15. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Nice one Kat really well done :thumbleft

    It great to hear another CF success story
     
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  16. Crito

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    They were honest with you the whole time. That counts for a lot in my book.

    Somedays it's all I can do just to keep my head above the boolshiat... :blink
     
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  17. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Congrats on the job mate:) Where did you see it advertised?
     
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  18. kat731
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    kat731 Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks you lot.

    Raff-to be honest, i find (and found this job) the Jobcentre Website to be really good. Its improved so much these past few years, i should know!! Better than recruitment agencies. I guess thats because the jobs are real and not just flyers. Not to generalise on R A, as there are good ones, but when you lack real world experience on you're CV it dosent seem to stand out to Recruitment Consultants, who to be fair just need to fill a job with specs they've been given.

    Kat:biggrin
     
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  19. Mitzs
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    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

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    congrats Kat and good luck.
     
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  20. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    Well done Kat:rocks :clap

    Let us know how your first week in the IT world goes!:biggrin
     
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