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Landed First IT Job!!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by teixeira.jpt, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. teixeira.jpt

    teixeira.jpt Bit Poster

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    Hey guys,

    I just landed my first IT job thought I would share how I bagged it.

    I always wanted to work in IT and last November I started to take it seriously from that time I backed up my knowledge with certifications I have currently A+, CCENT, MCDST.

    I been applying for over 200 jobs in past few months bagged 3 interviews with different companies 2 of which I had final interviews I decided to take the later offer with an analyst role/ 1st line support for 23 k plus a lot of benefits. Company right now has over 3000 employees in 3 different countries and a lot of sites which me plus 8 people Look after. We are supporting lot of bespoke software plus basic cisco configs ( lot of it from scripts made by the second line team), active directory, VPN, remote connections to tills, printers, comps etc.


    Its really a great job with career progression :) !!

    So for all you guys out there don't give up and good luck!
     
  2. Apexes

    Apexes Gigabyte Poster

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    Nice one dude, sounds like a good role, and from what you've mentioned is gonna do wonders for experience with all the different systems!

    Enjoy :)
     
    Certifications: 70-243 MCTS: ConfigMgr 2012 | MCSE: Private Cloud
  3. nosferatu

    nosferatu New Member

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    Well done mate :thumbleft
     
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  4. CertifyMe

    CertifyMe Bit Poster

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    Congratulations!! What a good way to start the year.
     
  5. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  6. alexdc12

    alexdc12 Kilobyte Poster

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    Well done mate! i too have been studying since nov and have only passed A+ so far but working on network+ now, applied for bout 120 jobs with no interviews yet!
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  7. teixeira.jpt

    teixeira.jpt Bit Poster

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    sure you will get there :) just keep up with applications and study ! i was working full time and was applying like a man on a mission.

    I can say for sure one thing i no longer loathe monday's quite looking foward to them in fact.. Perhaps its the best thing i could ask for working doing something i actually like doing!!

    so chin up and never give up :)
     
  8. wagnerk
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    Congrats on the job :)

    -Ken
     
    Certifications: CITP, PGCert, 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: PGDip
  9. alexdc12

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    oh i aint giving up! only thing is i was self employed and the punk i was working for has knocked me about 600 quid so i aint going back there! now i have no work! Doh
    Still happy clicking that apply button tho!
     
    Certifications: GNVQ Advanced IT, CompTIA A+, CompTIA N+, 70-680
    WIP: 70-685, ITIL v3 Foundation
  10. onoski

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    Well done and congratulations:) just goes to show hard work and persisistence pays off in the end. Keep us posted on how you're getting on with the new role.
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell
  11. Bluerinse
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    Great to hear some good news, congrats!
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  12. teixeira.jpt

    teixeira.jpt Bit Poster

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    Will do I'll make an update next Friday on first week !

    Also thanks for all advise I decided to take mcsdt instead of going for more advanced certs and it helped me a lot. still think how ever the CCENT was more worth while than the n+ for me anyway.

    persistence is the key I wouldn't have given up till I got a job.
     
  13. willolpl

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    Congrats!!:D hope to do the same.
     
    Certifications: CompTia A+, MCP, MCDST
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  14. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats!
     
    Certifications: A+ | CCA | CCAA | Network+ | MCDST | MCSA | MCP (270, 271, 272, 290, 291) | MCTS (70-662, 70-663) | MCITP:EMA | VCA-DCV/Cloud/WM | VTSP | VCP5-DT | VCP5-DCV
    WIP: VCAP5-DCA/DCD | EMCCA

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