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Open University courses advantage when applying for IT cert helpdesk jobs?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by jo74, Aug 21, 2009.

  1. jo74

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    Just a thought, but I was wondering how employers would view an applicant for an IT job who's also passed some OU Maths & Computing courses?

    Although the courses have nothing to do with the IT cert/job being applied for; I'd argued they suggest committment, hard work, discipline, problem solving skills etc. (The degree is being done for several reasons).

    Would it give one an advantage? What do others think?

    Although I have also wondered whether an employer might think; will eventually move onto something else (though OU degrees take several years)?
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    greenbrucelee Zettabyte Poster

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    Very favorably, most employers would rather see OU on the cv than some training provider.
     
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  3. JonnyMX

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    OU counts as higher education and certifications tend not to.

    It's all good though so I put everything down.
    I list my OU stuff under 'education' and certs as 'professional qualifications' or 'courses'.

    Although a single OU course doesn't technically count as a qualification in the way than an A level or degree does, you're quite right and it could set you apart from other applicants who haven't done any personal development.
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    I agree :) When looking at a CV, not only do I (& I'm generalising other IT managers too) look for technical skills, but also soft skills/other skill sets and knowledge that may benefit the dept.

    -Ken
     
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