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Preperation for Practical ICT Technician Interview

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by KJK1LL3R, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. KJK1LL3R

    KJK1LL3R New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have an interview coming up on Wednesday the 5th for this IT Technician job at a local secondary school.

    I am required to undertake a practical task as part of the selection process at 2:30pm followed by an interview at 2:50pm. It says that the practical task may require a working knowledge of school-based multimedia and web design software.

    Based on the attached job description, can anyone think of what this practical task might be or can anyone give me some tips or advice as to how I should prepare?
     
  2. Mr_Cellophane

    Mr_Cellophane Nibble Poster

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    Read everything you can about White Boards.
    Think about the school priorities if you have three (always seems to be three) problems come in at the same time.
    Think about security for the little b's when you have a room with 20 pcs and no mice. Also anything you know about internet security to stop hormonal teenagers surfing for porn.
    Read the schools equal oportunity policies and any thing you can find about inclusion for disabled student.

    Finally, I personnally would tell them where to stick the £30 for the CRB check, especially when you are only being paid slightly more than min wage.


    Oh and check holidays. You woun't be allowed time off during term time and need to sort out what goes on during holidays and for out of school clubs, etc.
     
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  3. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    School based software - I am guessing if RIM do one, that would be what they are talking about. Either that or Frontpage. Strange thing to note on the form.

    Agree about whiteboards, as I had a question about that some years ago in a school interview. Saying that I also was interviewed partly by the school concil that day, which was just really weird.

    The technical test I had that day was really funny ... it was like a GCSE examination paper ... really silly things like you would get on a GCSE paper, and nothing like what happens in the real world.
     
  4. KJK1LL3R

    KJK1LL3R New Member

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    Do you guys mean interactive white boards? What is there to know about them really?
     
  5. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    As long as you know how they work, the purpose of them and the connections they take, whether it's networked, projector, interactive whiteboard etc
     
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  6. andylad9

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    keep us posted...
     
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  7. Mr_Cellophane

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    He is just going in to the interview stage. :argue but hopefully :hug
     
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  8. KJK1LL3R

    KJK1LL3R New Member

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    The interview part seemed to go quite well, but I didn't get the practical task finished in time. It involved creating a video in Movie Maker by combining various video & audio files and creating a webpage with the video embedded with FrontPage inside 15mins. I hadn't used the old XP version of Movie Maker in many years so I was very rusty and it took me the best part of 10mins to get it done, but then for some reason it took about 2 or 3mins to save the wmv file. Its fair to say I don't expect to be offered the job.
     
  9. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops Kilobyte Poster

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    Bit of an odd test imho, but each to their own.

    In fact rereading the job spec I'd say it bears little to no resemblance to the job and seems totally ridiculous in my opinion.
     
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2012
  10. shadowwebs

    shadowwebs Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    I once went for an IT Tech job with the Labour Party in Newcastle at one of the regional offices... the job involved being interviewed by 3 people and one of the questions involved asking me whether I feel safe changing a lightbulb if it goes out (what that has to do with IT i dont know) and then a practical test which involved looking at a typed letter and spotting the typo's... I didn't get the job and to be fair, I am glad I didnt.
     
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  11. Sparky
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    I was installing a server for the Conservative party and the light went out – had to replace the bulb. True story!

    Must be something to do with politics! :)
     
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  12. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Someone was clearly claiming expenses for it.
     

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