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Jobs with A+

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by alexdc12, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

    I passed both my A+ Exams today and would like to know what sort of jobs i would be best searching for and wheres the best places to look. I am currently working in the construction trade and work is so **** at the moment its gettin me down and i need out! i am gonna go on to get more qualifications but it would help me so much more workin in IT day in day out to aid my learning, plus someone else might fund it! :p Im Currently on around £23000 a year but im willin to take a cut, the hours i do also are ridiculous and if i worked out my hourly rate it would prob make me very upset! im during more hours then a 9-5 and i am only meant to work 8 hours a day! I have been applying for a lot of jobs from totaljobs.com in the run up to getting qualfied but have not even had so much as a sorry your not for us!
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  2. Boffy

    Boffy Megabyte Poster

    Well done on your A+

    If you have no experience other than A+ you're looking at the Helpdesk and/or IT Support Technician. To be honest I haven't found many jobs looking for A+, but if you have no industry experience it definitely will help show you are interested into learning and breaking into the industry.

    Not sure how far you are willing to travel, but there have been a lot of Helpdesk/Techie jobs going in outskirts of Essex and East London, some of them have been asking for experience (especially law firms/brokers) but some have just been looking for fresh meat.

    Some websites I've used over the last week, applied for 30 jobs and have got 3 interviews coming up (as an Helpdesk/Technician but with a couple years experience).


    Then you also have local council, schools (especially private ones) and local paper.

    Good luck with the search. For a beginner techie, I've noticed that you're looking anywhere between £13-18k in Essex, closer to £19-20k if you're going outskirts of London.
    Certifications: BSc Computer Game Technology, A+
    WIP: MOS 2010
  3. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

    Cheers for the advice, i been on cwjobs, itboard and monster tonight and been clicking :D hope something comes off, id happily drop to around the 19k mark otherwise id have to send the mrs back to work! she'd love that! lol
    I keep seeing lots of jobs that all want experience, i just apply for them anyway as you'll never know if you dont try!
    thanks again
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation

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