are there any jobs out there?

Discussion in 'A+ Certification' started by Mark Best, Apr 4, 2005.

  1. Mark Best

    Mark Best Guest

    Hi all, I was wondering if there are any jobs out there, see I have all
    ready passed the comptia A+ an am going to take the comptia Network+ exam in
    late may. I am working in an completely different field at the moment but am
    quite passionate about pc's networking etc you get the idea. An was
    wondering if there is currently a demand for such expertise, an if so what
    the basic rate for someone such as my self would be? I'm living an working
    in the uk in Leeds to be exact if that helps any!
     
    Mark Best, Apr 4, 2005
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    Jamco Guest

    No demand for someone with no experience, and minimal training like
    yourself.
    You could probably find a volunteer position, or perhaps something that pays
    slightly above minimum wage.
     
    Jamco, Apr 4, 2005
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    ©ae®bannog Guest

    Not exactly encouraging, is it? I'm in exactly the same boat as Mark, in
    that I was previously in a totally different field to IT, but with a
    personal passion for the subject (ain't that sad!)

    I'm finding the same problem, which is that although I'm very confident I
    could do these types of HD/support/tea-making roles with my eyes shut,
    no-one will give me the time of day without real experience in a real
    support job.

    Luckily I have a reasonable redundancy package to fall back on, so I'm
    studying hard and volunteering (although sometimes you can't even give it
    away!), as well as applying for increasingly junior IT stuff.

    Try http://www.do-it.org.uk/ and http://www.itcanhelp.org.uk/index.htm for
    volunteer info.

    As far as starting my own business, the local paper is chock-full of
    one-man-band IT bods plying their trade. It feels like I'd be a small fish
    in an ever-shrinking lake.

    Daniel (East Anglia, UK)
     
    ©ae®bannog, Apr 6, 2005
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    rick Guest

    Don't think UK has all the problems.
    I have 15 years experience from DOS through windows 2003. as well as
    Macintosh (various OS flavors) and Linux.

    Got out sourced 3 years ago. Now . Im a armed security guard

    Rick
    Rick
     
    rick, Aug 25, 2005
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