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By danman_7 ·
I'm planning on getting married shortly and next year i will be eighteen. I will take my A+ test later this year. I'm searching for a career as a plain pc repair guy. I've submitted applications but with no experience your not well wanted. I've been thinking about just Volunteering at a pc shop.? How is the field of Pc/hardware? What are my chances of getting a job, or better a career? I enjoy troubleshooting. and am more talented than most Tech guys i've seen.

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by dmiles In reply to Young Starter

I have learned this to be difficult to answer as you can see with no onhands expierence,thee job market can be rather bullish right-now on just about anyone and then their is the other side of where geographical location of the job market dictates what jobs are available.
The idea with your youth would suggest that you attend some jc computer courses,this will ehance your resume and then look for any Computer retail and resellers in your area.Look around for any volunteer programs of non-profit organizations,that do mentor services to schools,or organizations.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Young Starter

My advice would be to focus on the career and put the marriage plans on hold for at least 5 years.

(I know you didn't ask, and please don't be offended. But I would offer that advice to anyone. Being eighteen is not the best time to get married.)

As far as the lack of experience, you should consider all your "other" experience.

"What experience do you have?", the interviewer asks.

You reply, "In the field of computer technology, everyone has to continually learn new things. I have years of experience proving that I can learn new things quickly and thoroughly. I have additional years of experience in being honest and trustworthy. I have years of experience being prompt and dependable. So I really do have a lot of experience developing the kind of skills and traits that you would prefer in any loyal employee. In addition, I've learned that I first have to prove myself before I can prove my worth. So I'm willing to work for whatever salary you think appropriate. And I can start any time you'd like."

That's what you tell the interviewer.

In short, don't focus on what you don't have; focus instead on what you do have.


Best of luck,

Maxwell

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by Ann777 In reply to Young Starter

Submitting applications is good, but add a cover letter. It's best to take home the application and fill it out, add a cover letter (saying some of the things that Maxwell suggested). Taylor it to the position you are applying for and keep applying at places. Persistence and patience will pay off.

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by Gary_W In reply to Young Starter

Hey, I didn't know what happiness was until I got married.

Of course by then it was too late!!!!

ROFLMAO,
Gary

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by jereg In reply to Young Starter

I have to echo what maxwell said, even though you didn't ask. Hold off on getting married. Why? You are going to be under a lot of stress over the next couple of years as you try to establish your career. Many couples have split under these conditions. With bills, a household, everything else, it'll be tough. End of sermon.
Continus with your A+. That is the best thing to get you in the door somewhere. Do volunteer. Or better, if you can find a shop that is looking for someone, tell them you'll work on commission, and take a cut of everything you repair. If you can fix anything, he doesn't have to pay you. I don't know where you're located, but if it's near a major city, try to find the names of IT managers in large companies near you. Send them a letter, (not an email) telling them you'd like a job in PC repair or Help Desk. Call Everyone. Send Letters. Be Persistent. And don't take no for a final answer. I once applied for a job and got a rejection letter. 2 weeks later, I saw thejob again. I applied in person and got to meet the VP. I got the job.
Good Luck.

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by danman_7 In reply to Young Starter

First I'd like to say Thank You to everyone who replied. This is the first time i've used this forum and i'm suprised by the massive response. I will continue "visiting" the local tech's. If i cannot become employed before a few months i will volunteer, I had not thought of the commision idea, perhaps that would be a great option. As far as marriage goes, before i take the "big" step, i will attend a while of marriage counseling. I do not believe divorce is appropriate, unless under Certain conditions. I know i have a long way to go, thanks for all your help!! Dan.

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