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Postby venney » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:51 pm

Hello people. I have some great news!

I FINALLY got a new job. I worked at a local cinema for about a year (vue cinemas), it was min wage, poor hours and I was only meant to be temporary. I said to myself when I applied that I would only be happy to work there a year before moving on, and it’s just under a year.

Today I had a trial shift at the uk's largest food company. It is in the i.t. department on a service desk. People ring up from all over the country with i.t. problems and we have to log and fix the problems.

Basically, I know nothing about any of the programs they use. Citrix, SAP and a bunch of others. My friend works there already and he handed my CV in for me.

At the end of my trial shift they team leader took me aside and asked me how I thought the job went etc. He said not to worry about not knowing any of the programs and that I would pick it all up over time. I was very nervous but he asked would I like to come back on Monday and start working there!!! The job is not classed as a permanent vacancy; it’s a 3 month contract. There is a permanent vacancy at the moment so hopefully they won’t fill it for a couple months.
At the end of the 3 months, if they think I am good they will give me another 3 months etc.

Basically, I am over the moon. The pay is really good, the hours are good, it’s very close to home and it’s my first job in I.T.

Thought I would share it with you guys :D

wooo


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Re: Job

Postby Gecko » Thu Oct 07, 2010 1:59 am

Congrats venney,

You have got your foot in the door, it's time to start thinking about certifications to increase your upward mobility chances.

Do they offer any compensation if you take IT classes like A+ or MS Certs?
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Re: Job

Postby PCguy » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:26 am

Grats Venney!

I run a Service Desk and that is how I employ most of my team. I give them 3 months to prove that they can cope and adapt. It has worked out quite well.

I'm sure you will do fine. I didn't know anything about those programs when I first started in IT but now people come to me for answers. I'm sure you will pick it up quickly.

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Re: Job

Postby liljim » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:48 pm

Congrads Ven,

You'll do great, i know u will. Best wishes to you man.
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Re: Job

Postby venney » Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:01 pm

Thank you! I will keep you posted on how it goes :)

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