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Does age matter for a first job?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by orrelly, Jan 24, 2010.

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  1. orrelly

    orrelly New Member

    Hi all , knowing that soon the place where I work is going to make me redundant and that for some time I have been fiddling with computers I was thinking to get certified in A + and then Network + and then get a job in IT
    as a first job I guess anything would do,and then get a higher certification but as I am almost 50 years old and with gcse education... I really wonder if I should carry on and try or just forget about it and keep in the computing thing just as a hobby.
    Any advise is welcome, looking forward for replies.
  2. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

    GCSEs? And you're fifty? What - did you do them on the island from 'Lost' or something? :blink
    Certifications: A few
    WIP: None - f*** 'em
  3. Dubfire

    Dubfire Byte Poster

    He he.

    You are never too old to start my man.

    Plus you have life experiance to call upon.

    When applying for 1st line/helpdesk jobs relate any customer relation interaction you have had in past jobs

    Do the a+, N+ then MDCST then get that CV out there, adjusted for the job you are applying for of course.
    Certifications: N+, 270.
    WIP: 291 then 284 for the MCSA.. ITIL...

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