New job!

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by zcapr17, Jun 28, 2005.

  1. zcapr17

    zcapr17 Nibble Poster

    I just want to express a big thanks to everyone on Cert Forums, you've been a great help in gaining my MCSA, which in turn has been a great help in landing my new job. I also used the CV writing advice that's pinned at the top of this forum, which was excellent.

    As of yesterday I am a Network Services Team Leader [​IMG] supporting the Windows and WAN infrastructure for quite a large organisation (By large I mean 12k users, nearly 100 sites, two datacentres, and a 30-server Citrix farm). This is way above my own expectations for my next job!

    I'm now forging ahead with CCA (citrix) as well as my MCSE, and also learning about ITIL and PRINCE2. [Note to CF admins: how about Citrix, ITIL, and PRINCE2 forums?]

    From my experience of job hunting over the last month I would give this advice to all you job hunters out there:
    • Take the time to write a slick CV (use succinct bulletpoints to highlight your skills).
    • Publish your CV on sites like Reed, Jobsite, and Monster, then sit back and wait for people to contact you. Yes that's right - don't actually bother to apply for any jobs!
    Out of the six job interviews I went to, all the best jobs were the ones where they got in touch with me, rather than me applying to a specific ad. Usually the job descriptions were way more advanced than I would have even considered applying for too. This leads me to believe that the IT industry is definitely picking up and things are moving back in favour of the job hunters, so be optimistic in what you can achieve!

    Certifications: MCSE:2K3 MCTS:Vista VCPv3 ITILv3 Sec+ L+
    WIP: MCITP Enterprise Admin 2008, CCA
  2. Boycie
    Honorary Member

    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    Let me be the first to congradulate you.
    Just out of interest how long has it taken you to get your MCSA?
    What did you do in your previous job role?

    All the best.
    Certifications: MCSA 2003, MCDST, A+, N+, CTT+, MCT
  3. AJ

    AJ 01000001 01100100 01101101 01101001 01101110 Administrator

    THat's great news Z, well done. I hope you will stay in contact with the Forum coz we still need people like you :D

    Excellent advice in your post. Has anyone else done this. Posted their CV and waited? 8)
    Certifications: MCSE, MCSA (messaging), ITIL Foundation v3
    WIP: Breathing in and out, but not out and in, that's just wrong
  4. tripwire45
    Honorary Member

    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

    Congratulations, zcapr17! Well done! Have a cold one on me, m8! :D


    I don't know if you feel this adventurous but would it be possible to make your CV (identifying information edited out of course) available to the members here? I'm sure a lot of folks here would like to see first hand what a "winning" CV looks like.
    Certifications: A+ and Network+
  5. Jakamoko
    Honorary Member

    Jakamoko On the move again ...

    Fantastic news, Z - really well done, the hard work was yours, not ours m8 :) :clap

    The job sounds first class.

    @AJ - I've certainly had calls from agencies whom I've sent my CV to without specifically applying for a job - still waiting tho ...
    Certifications: MCP, A+, Network+
    WIP: Clarity
  6. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

    Congrats zcapr17 :biggrin,Always nice to hear a success story.
    Well done :thumbleft
    Certifications: A+,70-270
    WIP: 70-290
  7. punkboy101
    Honorary Member

    punkboy101 Back from the wilderness

    Thats great news mate, sounds lika an amazing opertunity. congtrats. :D
    Certifications: CCNA
    WIP: Nada
  8. Mitzs
    Honorary Member

    Mitzs Ducktape Goddess

    WoooHoooo! Way to go Zman! A big congrats and a cold one on me. :slidedrin Let us know how it goes and I hope you will continue to share your good advice and exp with us. :)
    Certifications: Microcomputers and network specialist.
    WIP: Adobe DW, PS
  9. nugget
    Honorary Member

    nugget Junior toady

    Congrats on the new job mate. Your story is an inspiration to us all. :thumbleft
    Certifications: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | MCP (270,271,272,290,620) | MCDST | MCTS:Vista
    WIP: MCSA, 70-622,680,685
  10. ant2005uk

    ant2005uk Byte Poster

    Congrats, sounds like youve worked really hard to get it wish you all the best m8.
  11. kat731
    Honorary Member

    kat731 Megabyte Poster

    Pleased for ya, well done!!!!!!!!!!!

    Certifications: BA (Hons), A+
    WIP: 70-685 77-884

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