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By laraine_liverman ·
I obtained my A+ certification this past March and have found it extremely difficult to find employment. I have done a few short contract jobs and that has been quite a while ago, three months.
I really need some advice on how to get my career off the ground.
All help will be greatly appreciated.
Laraine

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by maxwell edison In reply to How to find a job

If you are finding it difficult to find employment, then you are either looking in the wrong place, you have unrealistic expectations, or you are failing to "sell" your skill-sets. I don't say this to be critical, not even close. But only to illustrate that you may need to change your approach or your thinking - or both.

How to find a job 101: Find a need and fill it. Or said another way, recognize your skills and find a place or a way to apply them.

In your case, I don't know of any company that has a need for someone with an A+ certificate. So that alone will get you nothing. What companies may need, however, is someone who can build, repair, and/or maintain computers. So you have to find a company that has that need, and you have to be able to convince them that you can fill that need. Whatever that may entail, depends on the circumstances.

There is no easy answer, but you have to approach any job search not as a person who needs a job, but rather as some available skills that can offer a company in need - and the "need" is always to improve that company's product, process, or profit. If you can do that, you'll have your choice of jobs.

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by AndreAkbar In reply to How to find a job

My advice, networking. Most of the jobs you'll get is from getting to know people.By word of mouth. Took me 3 years to realize that you'd be amazed the response when a friend recommends you to another.
In the meanwhile sharpen your skills, like my old man always say. Never stop learning, even if its learning to polish shoes.Learning never die :) How bout PC/Server hardware repairing,maintenance. CCNA,MSCE (wish i had those,too expensive in my country)..*sniff*

But seriously, mingle alot in the least expected places.

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