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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by wizard, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Once I finally get my arse into gear and complete my A+ what sort of jobs should I be looking at to get my foot in the door properly? I'm also attaching a copy of CV to see what you guys think.
     

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  2. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Might be an idea to leave your personal details off there mate. Let the prank calls begin:twisted:
     
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  3. wizard

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    Feel free to ring me if you want, I don't get many phonecalls :D
     
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  4. Sparky
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    Probably go for Helpdesk or IT assistant jobs to get some commercial experience. 8)
     
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  5. Raffaz

    Raffaz Kebab Lover Gold Member

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    Only if i can reverse the charges:D
     
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  6. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    You make it sound as if it's an international call :D
     
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  7. wagnerk
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    Or if you can find a company looking for an entry level IT technician or a trainee IT technician, even better :)

    -ken
     
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  8. Raffaz

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    IT junior, 1st line support etc.
     
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    You do know that you're setting yourself up to get pranked, as one of us could call as your bank to ask for payment of your loan... :twisted:
     
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  10. juice142

    juice142 Megabyte Poster

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    If you Google Earth his house, it's possible to see him posting.

    Oh yes.

    Here's lookin' at you Wiz... <raises glass> :biggrin

    J.
     
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  11. Theprof

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    You might want to take off your age, because some place discriminate against age. I was putting my age before too, and I was told not to include it for several reasons and one of them being discrimination.
     
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  12. Sparky
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    Wizard, you probably want to put your IT details at the start of your CV. The whole first page doesnt have enough "IT".

    HTH

    :biggrin
     
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  13. wizard

    wizard Petabyte Poster

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    Because it is in chronological order :)
     
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  14. Sparky
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    Doesnt have to be, I would guess anyone who reads that CV would bin it before they get to the IT stuff.
     
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  15. BosonMichael
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    QFT. Reverse chronological order for the win! :thumbleft
     
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  16. wizard

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    Okay here is my updated one, now condensed to 2 pages
     

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  17. Sparky
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    Much better. Perhaps put the skills first though and give some more detail?

    “Setup and Install Networks” – is this a workgroup or is it full WAN setup with Cisco boxes?

    “Install and configure 95,98 and XP platforms” – Any other software here? Office? AV? User profiles?
     
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  18. wizard

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    Well the 1st one isn't as grandiose as it sounds, we used wyse thin client terminal boxes, so everything was run from a central location and the thin client boxes rolled out to the remote depots.

    The second one was mainly done at home and for friends.
     
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  19. Sparky
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    No probs; what I have asked you is what I would probably ask in an interview situation. I’ve recruited a few techs so far so hopefully things will work out, still early days though!

    Remember you *have* to try and sell yourself on the CV and also in an interview.

    Rolling out thin clients isn’t difficult but it does give you some experience to a more corporate style of computing so try and be as positive as you can about it. 8)
     
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