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Persistence has finally paid off

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Ddan, May 13, 2012.

  1. Ddan

    Ddan Nibble Poster

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    Hi guys

    It has been a while since I posted on here but im happy to say that I have managed to get an IT Job. I would like to thank the members of this forum who have given me excellent advice, and encouragement. Out of curiosity what have you guys moved onto after having helpdesk type roles? Or possible options? Thanks guys
     
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  2. mcbro

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    Congratulations on the job. What you move onto really depends on the organisation and situation but i have personally known people to move into web development, business analyst, consultancy, sales, infrastructure and general management.

    I think with IT anything is possible with the right work ethic.
     
    Certifications: MCITP:EA, CCNA
  3. Wireless_Snake

    Wireless_Snake Nibble Poster

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    Congrats with the new role.
     
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    WIP: CCNP, VCP 5, SCP
  4. Gunner81

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    Congrats! :)
     
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    WIP: Network+, MCITP
  5. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats!
     
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  6. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations on the job:beers2

    Keep us updated on how it all goes.

    NB
     
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    WIP: MCSA
  7. wagnerk
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    My first role was officially "Software IT Technician", however we did a rolling rota of field service, helpdesk and workshop. Anyway, this is the path I took:

    Full time roles: Software IT Technician -> Senior IT Technican -> IT Manager (currently)
    Part time roles: College lecturer (while I was a senior IT Technician) -> Associate Lecturer with a University (after I became an IT manager)

    Now, I'm looking at where I want to do now (as my role at the moment is at a cross-roads), shall I stay technical & delve deeper into that area or shall I move more into the managerial side & progress that way or maybe even swap my main sector completely (currently brushing up on software engineering and forensics/security)...

    I'm just demostrating that there are alot of different possible options, it's down to you on where you want to go/progress to...
     
    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
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  8. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats on getting the first job! I know its no easy.

    My first role was a Desktop Support Technician -> Network Administrator -> Technical Consultant ->Exchange/AD/VMware Specialist. Like Ken, I am also starting to think of whether I should continue down the technical road, or start doing more management. I am still pretty new in the field, only 7 years experience and still have time to think about this, but I know down the line I'll have to make a decision.
     
    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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  9. Xorallius

    Xorallius Bit Poster

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    Congrats dude :)
     
    Certifications: BSc: ICT | A+ | MCP (271, 272) | MCDST |
    WIP: MCTS (70-680)
  10. SimonV

    SimonV Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    Well done on the job, best of luck.
     
    Certifications: MOS Master 2003, CompTIA A+, MCSA:M, MCSE
    WIP: Keeping CF Alive...
  11. Ddan

    Ddan Nibble Poster

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    Thanks guys
     
  12. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

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    Well done mate! Great feeling isn't it!
     
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, CCENT
    WIP: ICND2 200-101

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