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Greetings from Liverpool

Discussion in 'New Members Introduction' started by garffff, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. garffff

    garffff New Member

    Hi guys,

    I thought I would start by introducing myself and explaining what I have done in the past and I welcome your thoughts and suggestions.

    During the past 3 years I have been working for a networking company specialising in mainly wireless networking, however this grew to include both wired and wireless. I was one of the technical engineers providing support, designing and installing small to medium sized networks.

    Unfortunately the company went into liquidation 5 months ago now and considering my knowledge and expertise I was expecting to find work quite quickly. This has not been the case.

    A few weeks ago I decided I've had enough and I've signed up to do a Cisco CCNA course which I am loving. Most of the Cisco stuff I've learned has mainly been out in the field and I've been learning on my own Cisco equipment at home.

    The point being I've done network installs at hospitals, office buildings, cricket grounds, trade shows and even helped to create the worlds largest temporary network. But can I find employment? No. I would of thought experience would of been enough but it doesn't look like it in my case. Hence why I'm doing the CCNA course.

    Anyways, if you guys have any suggestions on what else I can do to improve my employment prospect I would be glad to hear it. I would love it as well if anyone reading this has any employment vacancies in or around Liverpool.

    Certifications: HND in IT, AVCE in ICT, NVQ 2 & 3 IT
  2. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

    Hi and welcome to CF.

    Yeah finding work is hard at the moment. The best advice i can give you is stay positive, you sound like a superb candidate and i am sure that you will land a job but you cant rest on your laurels, you will have to treat finding a job like a full time job.

    Best of luck mate.

    Certifications: C&G Electronics - MCSA (W2K) MCSE (W2K)
  3. Notes_Bloke

    Notes_Bloke Terabyte Poster

    Hi & welcome to CF:D

    Good luck with the CCNA.

    Certifications: 70-210, 70-215, A+,N+, Security+
  4. Trogdor

    Trogdor Kilobyte Poster Gold Member

    Welcome aboard! Proving your dedication to your career by investing in certification while without income will hopefully go a long way to help you find a job. Best of luck.
    Certifications: A+, Network+, Server+, PDI+, MCDST, HP APS Server, HP APS Desktop / Laptop
    WIP: ITIL, CCNA, MCSA, and BSc
  5. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester


    welcome to the forum. sorry to hear you are not having much luck with jobs at the moment. at least you have time to enhance your skills ready for the next position.

    good luck.

    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  6. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

    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!
  7. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Welcome to the forums ! :biggrin

    Yeh, it's a tough market, tell me about it :rolleyes:
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
    WIP: CMALT (about to submit), DTLLS (on hold until 2012)
  8. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

    Alright lar, whats happenin kidder?

    I work for an outsource firm called Atos and we've got offices everywhere but doin your kind of work am thinking runcorn and old hall st in town. I'll give you a shout if something comes up. Good work doing your CCNA as recruiters just search for buzz words in a pile of online CV's so you should get better results once you get that. For now stick "studying towards CCNA" on your CV on jobsites because this will also bring your name up, although obviously if the guy next to you has it . . .

    Good luck
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate

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