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Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by rax, Nov 12, 2007.

  1. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Hi guys,

    I've not been about recently as I've been studying for my A+ and working, you know the drill.

    I recently applied for some jobs, even though I've not finished my A+, and was quite shocked when I got a few callbacks. I was invited to an interview recently for a Help Desk Analyst job and today I got a call offering me the job!

    You guys here are the ones I owe for suggesting that I look for jobs during my study, and you advised me on my CV when I decided to apply.

    I went into the interview as "14k negotiable" and expected to either not get the job, or end up with around 12k - if I was lucky.

    The job has been offered to me at an impressive 15k :D

    Thanks all for the help and support you have given me in the past few months!

    I hope this post is an inspiration to anybody else out there looking to get into IT.

    Dave
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+
  2. drum_dude

    drum_dude Gigabyte Poster

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    That is fantastic news Dave!!! Well done...are you gonna get pished tonight??
     
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  3. Stoney

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    Well done mate! That's awesome news.

    Hopefully other guys in your shoes will be inspired to do the same :thumbleft
     
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  4. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks drum_dude,

    As it turns out, I've got my day off work tomorrow, so it's very probable :biggrin

    I've not had anything to drink to* recently and I'm not generally a drinking type but this deserves a few :alc
     
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  5. greenbrucelee
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    Thats great news, well done :biggrin
     
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  6. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks mate :D
     
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  7. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Congrats! :biggrin
     
  8. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congratulations Dave!

    :beers2:alc
     
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  9. Sparky
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    Congrats mate, great news! :biggrin
     
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  10. Ozzy2k7

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    nice one Hopefully I'll get my foot in the door soon :D

    Ozzy
     
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  11. newkoba

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    congrats man glad to hear its going well for you.
     
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  12. tripwire45
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    Congratulations on the new job, Dave. Well done. :)
     
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  13. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Thanks all!

    I can't quite believe it yet... I was having a really bad day in work until I got that call during my lunch break so it's really made my day.

    Goodbye Somerfield :p

    Yea, I was told "God loves a trier" - so just keep plugging away.
     
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  14. Amine

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    Congrats, great news!
     
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  15. Notes_Bloke

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    Hi Dave,


    I bet you won't be sorry to be saying goodbye to Somerfield - I know I wasn't when I left Morrisons!

    Cheers
    NB:D
     
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  16. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats! :)

    Yep, you CAN get an entry-level IT job without the A+! And you're living proof! This is what we try to tell people on these forums... certifications are great... but they're not required. They merely serve to give you an advantage over your competition.

    Continue on your quest for the A+ and other certifications! You're well on your way, now that you've landed your first real IT job!!! This is what it's all about!
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  17. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    :D:D:D I also worked for Morrisons - briefly - I was with Safeway, who were bought out by Morrisons and then our store was sold to Somerfield :P
     
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  18. rax

    rax Megabyte Poster

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    Yes mate, and that's exactly why I've posted here. I was inspired by somebody else who managed to gain a job in IT before obtaining any certifications and now I hope my achievement can inspire others to carry on too!
     
    Certifications: ITIL v3 Foundation, CompTIA Network+
  19. BosonMichael
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    Many thanks for "paying it forward". Stories like yours prove that the majority of advice on this forum is spot-on accurate. Rep provided for the original post. :thumbleft
     
    Certifications: CISSP, MCSE+I, MCSE: Security, MCSE: Messaging, MCDST, MCDBA, MCTS, OCP, CCNP, CCDP, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CNE, SCSA, Security+, Linux+, Server+, Network+, A+
    WIP: Just about everything!
  20. onoski

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    Great news and congrats too:)
     
    Certifications: MCSE: 2003, MCSA: 2003 Messaging, MCP, HNC BIT, ITIL Fdn V3, SDI Fdn, VCP 4 & VCP 5
    WIP: MCTS:70-236, PowerShell

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