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Newly graduated with no experience seeking an entry level Technical Support

By imonaza ·
Hi everyone,

I need some advice. What is the best way to start my career in the IT field?

I recently graduated with a bachelor degree in Telecommunications Science. I would like to work in the networking field but I find it very difficult even to apply for an entry-level position. I have no direct experience working in the IT field but I do possess education, skills and the ability to learn quickly. How do I get started?

I'm currently planning to take the A+ and Network+ to show potential employers that I do possess the basic skills necessary to contribute immediately in an entry level position.

Any advice that you can provide me on breaking into the Networking/Computer field will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Michael

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College placement

by jdclyde In reply to Newly graduated with no e ...

go back to wherever you got your degree from and get your name in at their placement center.

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You might want to try

by Dr Dij In reply to Newly graduated with no e ...

taking an English course to get your writing better.

If you make mistakes like this on your resume, it will be thrown out.

HR or hiring managers get stacks of resumes. They go through them and the first mistake on one means the trash bin immediately.

If you don't know what the grammar mistake in your post is, even scarier.

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Not just one

by santeewelding In reply to You might want to try

Several. Including you, Doc.

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Thank You

by imonaza In reply to You might want to try

Thank you very much for the advise. Actually, English is my second language and I'm trying to improve as much as I could. I'm taking an ESL course right now and hopefully I'll get better soon.

I asked my friend to help correct what I posted recently. I hope this work.

Hi everyone,

I need some advice. What is the best way to start my career in the IT field?

I recently graduated with a bachelor degree in Telecommunications Science. I would like to work in the networking field but I find it very difficult even to apply for an entry-level position. I have no direct experience working in the IT field but I do possess education, skills and the ability to learn quickly. How do I get started?

I'm currently planning to take the A+ and Network+ to show potential employers that I do possess the basic skills necessary to contribute immediately in an entry level position.

Any advice that you can provide me on breaking into the Networking/Computer field will be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks,
Michael

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Certifications

by zlitocook In reply to Newly graduated with no e ...

Do help to a degree but most interviewers look at experience, training, how much enthusiasm people show for the job they are applying for and how well you interact with people.
Certs are great; but if you know what you are doing and can tell how to do it to the interviewer it is a foot in the door.
Allot of people fresh out of school with degrees and a certification think they can walk in to a high paying job. That is not the case now. With the recession and companies closing and IT people looking for jobs.
When I got in to the field allot of companies did that. And the pay was good but not any more.
You may have to start at the bottom, help desk or third shift to learn the ropes.
I hate to say this to new people in the IT field but if you don?t know someone in the company you need to get your feet wet by taking a lower paying job. But that is life and you need to take your turn at learning how to adapt to work in IT.

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Thank you

by imonaza In reply to Certifications

Thank you very much for your advises. The reason I asked is because I just got here in United States and currently, I'm taking my Master's Degree. I'm seeking for a job as well but it was very difficult for me especially when I don't have any experience. I'm willing to do anything even that it's a lower paying job. Since I'm new to the United States, every advises and recommendations would be greatly appreciated.

If there is any grammar mistake, please feel free to correct it for me because I'm willing to do whatever it takes to improve my English skill.

Michael

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Michael

by santeewelding In reply to Newly graduated with no e ...

You reign.

The others, they are hangers-on, including me.

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Entry Level Positions

by GoboSlayer In reply to Newly graduated with no e ...

I can only speak from my own experience, but I finally found my start at the 'near bottom wrung' of Help Desk and Support. It certainly wasn't what I had hoped for but it got me in the field. After a few years, I was working in Web server administration and eventually got into development (where I really wanted to be).

Looking back on it now, I wouldn't change the way I got to where I am. I've found that it helps me to better understand many business technology problems because I've worked in a few areas outside of my 'core'.

Again, just my thoughts. Best of luck!

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