Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:00 pm
I'm recent graduate in computer network/Informaton technology seeking employment with no experience or certification's any advice that will better my chances of employment
Joined: Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:55 pm
Location: Novatel Networks
Re: Professional Advice!
Craigslist is a great place to start,they will have people looking for warm bodies to fill a gap,try there first.
Since you're from a school, have the job placement dept link you to an internship,that's a really great way to get fast experience,you may have to do it for free but who cares. Another thing you could do, I know from experience, is just use your school as a cover and call IT type jobs and ask if they allow internships. If they do,make a MS Excel Sheet with some kind of hours logged report and place to sign and tell them you're doing an internship toward a school incentive. Alot of people accept these if they are open to the concept.
I worked for my job placement dept. I know first hand,I've called 100's of IT type businesses.
If nothing else,volunteer like I did to help people with any pc type issues on all platforms (Linux,MAC,Windows) and google the stuff you don't know,just don't let them know hehe.
The other rule of advice ,it's WHO you KNOW <-
That's how worked toward my job now.
Just take any gig you can get would be my advice for now. Don't worry about payrate. Lie on your resume if you need to,most businesses won't verify everything,trust me. It's a popularity contest out there.
During the interview,just think in the back of your mind,F this dude/chick, I deserve a shot (but don't be rude,be professional,just think that ) and don't think you don't qualify for something if you see it and want to try for it.
I've seen jobs require B.A. ,etc and the people that got them didn't have that stuff,it's just about what you can REALLY do. If they can tell you're smart and a good communicator,you're in. You can figure out stuff as you go.