Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by SycoPhant, May 8, 2005.
I just hope they're in the 'lucky' pile when I throw the rest away.
its all who you know.
I just got a student summer pos just cause I knew a guy on the interview board. I did everything like I normally would, but still its all in your networking skills.
No experience, no care. There's resumes that I get daily from people who have ccna, ccnp, mcse, blah blah blah, and they work at taco bell. It's great that you have all this paper saying you know how to do stuff in a lab, but until you have some actual experience to back it up, it's worthless.
getting a job in the IT world is like getting credit. you have to have one to get one.
Experience is usually the first and only thing I look at...
I assume you're talking about a non-entry level job?
How can you get experience if no one will hire you b/c of no experience?
"Hi I want to volunteer on ur networks for experience! Please hire me!"
Start at the bottom of the totem, and work your way up. Only real way to do it now. More and more companies rather higher from within then anything
Start out as a temp. Full-time jobs that last for a few months through a temp agency. Within those few months, you can prove to the company if you're an asset or are useless to them. If they like you, they hire you full time. That's how I started out 5 years ago.
i worked somewhere as a summer part time support analyst and was offered the securites and network job cuz the guy there was leaving
just lucky sometimes
there are plenty of non profits out there that do in fact happily welcome volunteer IT types, and it's a fantastic networking method, not to mention volunteer + real experience on a resume never hurts.
Acronyms mean nothing to me. I want someone that can think outside the box. I don't care if he can memorize command language or terminology, as long as he can adapt. One of the things I like to do is ask what languages he knows if it's a programming position, then pick one he doesn't know, give him a book on the lingo, then put him in front of a computer and have him write a short program. Even if it doesn't work, his ability to adapt and make the attempt is crucial. On the resume, I want to see interest in the field. If it's a position for maintaining networks, I want to know that he set up a fity-man LAN party in a basement and had it running by the time the cheese dip was melted.
experience, experience, oh and EXPERIENCE. it kinda sucks when you don't have much at all, how are you ever going to gain the experience to get a decent job without even being able to get experience?!?! 15 grand wasted on school for networking and whatnot, now it looks like another 100k for more school in a different area...
i have a friend who worked in IT since 16-17 (he is my age now, 23), no college degree, makes over 6 figures, while i am still in college
^exactly, unless you get some intership where you dont get paid