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Life begins at 40

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by oilovlam, Mar 29, 2006.

  1. oilovlam

    oilovlam Bit Poster

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    I’m starting a new job next week as a 'Junior IT Support Analyst' and it’s just in time because after 5 months of searching I was thinking of giving up to become a rent boy (actually rent an old git). I hadn't had a single bit of interest until last week when I got two calls on the same day and two interviews. My luck had changed!

    I had a difficult intelligence test (lots of iteratively adding/subtracting numbers from boxes), a couple interviews and they offered me the job, without any real-world experience. I think I need to pinch myself just in case I’m dreaming. :eek:

    I think it helped when I re-structured my CV – using advice found on this site – to list my key skills, supported by evidence from my college/work experiences.

    But I suspect mostly it was lady luck deciding to smile on me. About blinking time! (I'll probably get hit by a bus now)

    The only problem now is that I have to impress them enough to keep the job!

    Sean
     
    Certifications: CCNA, 70-270, SCJP 5
  2. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I have to say that as an even older git I have been worried the same way.

    After some years I realized that a willingness to get 'stuck in' and learn what is happening will get round a *lot* of your immediate ignorance of the system!

    People seem to be impressed when, despite not knowing their systems, you come up to speed quickly.

    So far that has carried me through a lot of difficult situations!

    Harry.
     
    Certifications: ECDL A+ Network+ i-Net+
    WIP: Server+
  3. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Congrats Sean, it's good to hear people finally getting a chance to prove themselves. Just do your thing, you will be fine and remember to post your real world experiences after you have started :D
     
    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Thats great news man! Good Luck! :biggrin
     
  5. Duckie

    Duckie Nibble Poster

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    Congratulations Sean :clap
     
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  6. supag33k

    supag33k Kilobyte Poster

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    Well done Sean - congrats !! - from another "old git" who eventually got a start... :biggrin :blink
     
    Certifications: MCSE (NT4/2000/2003/Messaging), MCDBA
    WIP: CCNA, MCTS SQL, Exchange & Security stuff
  7. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    Cheers, Sean. I'll be 52 in July so I don't think you're such an "old git". :D
     
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  8. phoenix510

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    Well done mate
     
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  9. unemployedstudent

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    Congratulations, actually, I think;

    'Life begins when you are solvent' :D


    Good luck on that bus............there might be a job for me.. :D :D :D :D :D
     
    Certifications: BAISA(hons) Degree, ECDL.
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  10. Spoonroom

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    Congrats! Good to know that "older" people still get jobs in IT.

    :biggrin
     
    Certifications: MCP, I-Net+, CIW-A, N+, CNA, MCSA, MCSE
    WIP: CCNA

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