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New Member from Down Under

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by IamJasen, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. IamJasen

    IamJasen New Member

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    Hi guys, new to the forum... Some background, I have been in IT for almost 7 years. At the moment working in a helpdesk role at a government department. Previously worked at a few ISP's also in helpdesk roles.

    I have a Diploma in Network Engineering and looking to boost my career with some certifications, mainly as I am finding it difficult to find opportunities working outside of support. I have also pondered moving to Europe as I hold EU nationality, however I have heard on the grapevine the job market isn't the best at the moment?

    Looking forward to meeting some new people around the forums. I am sure all of you will provide plenty of helpful advice :)
     
  2. Coupe2T

    Coupe2T Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF. The job market is a little bit bumpy to say the least at the moment, certainly in the UK. There are still plenty of jobs about, just lots of people going for them.

    I assume from what you have written you are interested in a Network type role, so in terms of Certs etc I would say the Cisco CCNA etc as the best place to start. I think the Cisco certs are generally seen as the best in the industry by a majority of employers when looking for networking people, although this obviously isn't always the case.

    Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
     
    Certifications: ECDL, Does that Count!?!
  3. maggotfude

    maggotfude New Member

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    Welcome aboard. I think you'll find a tough job market pretty much everywhere. Though from what I have heard, IT has it a lot easier than many other segments. Good luck.
     
  4. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    Welcome! :) From my experience of trying to break into my first IT support role at the beginning of this year there was plenty of jobs there, i was applying for literally hundreds but they just all wanted experienced people.
     
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  5. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Welcome to CertForums. :)
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
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  6. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Welcome to Certforums. Check out the job sites mate. I'd say the job market is hard if you're getting into IT but not so much if you've got experience and certs. Good luck, Jim
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  7. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF:D

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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Welcome to CF! :)
     
    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
  9. Beerbaron

    Beerbaron Megabyte Poster

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    Welcome to CF
     
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), MSc, ITIL v3F, MCP, MCDST, MCITP: edst7, MCTS, MCSA: Server 2003, MCSA: Windows 7, N+, NVQ IT lvl 3, MCSA Windows 7, VCP5, CCENT, CEH
    WIP: CISSP

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