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I need advice.....

By gemeurope ·
Two years ago I get layoff . After that decided go in an information technology school and get certificate for Network Security Administrator ( MCSA, A+, N+ and S+ certificate).Now after almost 2 months hunting for job,my big problem is basically that I have good certificates but not IT experience .I'm not really picky and I will do any IT job to get experience,but I really don't have any idea how get this entry level position and get some experience if every single ad for entry level IT job ask for minimum one year experience.
My question for all you guys who is have some time and wish to answer is,- what is the best way to get some entry level IT job and how , with this certificates what I have .Hope somebody from you guys have some idea ,advice that can give me .......
I really appreciate any single positive advice,idea and help
EG

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Contracting

by TheProfessorDan In reply to I need advice.....

A great way to get into the I.T. field is to do contracting. Companies like Teksystems offer short term and long term contracts that will allow you to get your hands on a lot of different technologies. Let me give you a few bits of advice when it comes contracting. First, being that you are new to the field, don't be afraid to take contracts that are a couple of days or off hours. I have done contracts that were a day and contracts working overnight. Second, work with more than one Contract Company and keep your name out there. I used to regularly contact recruiters either by email or on occasion by phone, though you have to be careful doing that. There is a thin line between being persistent and being a pest. And finally, take every contract as an opportunity. I know plenty of people that started off working what was originally a short term contract and did a good job and it turned into a permanent position. In addition to the contract potentially becoming full time, the contract will give you the opportunity to learn, which in this field is golden. Good luck.

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Zombie, Dan

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Contracting

If he hasn't found work by now, he's starved to death.

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Sorry :)

by TheProfessorDan In reply to Zombie, Dan

I just looked at the date. I guess I just had too much eggnog over the weekend. LOL.

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