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What a Kerfuffle

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Jaron78, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Well, after what feels like a Million applications, and 7 yes SEVERAL failed interviews (All quoting lack of experience) I will offically be employed as a IT Support Technician as of Tuesday :D

    Its a rolling 3 month contract about 20 Mins from my front door and is through an agency with the chance to become Full Time after that.

    Been unemployed for 4 months and its been driving me mad. Passed the A+ 701 in November and now have the 702 just before Xmas Eve. Really eager to pass it now and do the MCDST before March :)

    All I am saying is dont give up. I was REALLY disheartend Monday when I was told I had been turned down for a role which I really had high hope for, only to be informed that I had a Job with a company that only interviewed me on Thursday.

    Just keep plugging away and someone WILL give you that chance.
     
  2. GSteer

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    Congratulations, hope it ends up in a FT position for you.
     
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  3. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers G, much appreciated :)
    Just pleased with the 3 Months for the time being lol.
     
  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

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    Congrats mate. :biggrin
     
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  5. nXPLOSi

    nXPLOSi Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats, great news :)
     
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  6. J.Hinds

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    Congratulation! Gives me hope, :)
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Great stuff.. good luck mate! 8)
     
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  8. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Congrats mate!
     
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  9. Theprof

    Theprof Petabyte Poster Forum Leader

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    Congrats!
     
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  10. veloce

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    well done Jaron,


    gives a spark of hope to the rest of us in the same boat!
    Let us know how you go
     
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  11. wagnerk
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    Congrats mate :)

    -Ken
     
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  12. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

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    Congrats:D

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  13. reddevil12

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    Congrats m8 keep us posted how you get on :thumbleft
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Major congrats!
     
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  15. BosonJosh

    BosonJosh Gigabyte Poster

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    Awesome...congrats!
     
  16. Jaron78

    Jaron78 Megabyte Poster

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    Cheers guys.

    Completed my first week and my brain is in overdrive.
    It was pretty much full on from the first day and its only going to get harder which I am really looking forward too.

    So far, I have been dealing with users via phone and email as well as users coming in and asking if we can install software. I have been given access to Remote Desktop so I can access users machines as well as been introduced to Active Directory and resetting and Unlocking users accounts. Thursday I was introduced to the Sophos AntiVirus Client which scans all the machines and gives out virus alerts to any suspicious activity etc. Was then required to contact the user, find out what they had been upto then login to their machine via RD and carry out Virus Scans, updates etc to ensure the machines were clean.

    Yesterday was a bit of a quite day but still got the chance to login to Users routers, analyze their settings, contact the ISP regarding the line and then setup a WiFi connection via RD.

    4 days in and I already LOVE my job :D

    702 on the 23rd which I hopefully will pass, then MCDST ASAP.

    Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas and a Prosperous New Year.

    Cheers,

    Ron
     

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