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Educational IT Jobs Thread, Advice in United Kingdom (UK) Specific Forums; Originally Posted by michael2k6 Yep, well said James, are you sure you aren't me? No But Maybe we are very ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael2k6 View Post
    Yep, well said James, are you sure you aren't me?
    No But Maybe we are very similar in our ways of thinking..!

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    Remember James your my long lost brother!

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    Why not look at some job adds to see the skills they require then go away , look at the courses and see which one is a fit. You'll need to gain the relevant knowledge, no one will employ you on the basis of a qualifcation alone. Also you may need to start off below system admin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Remember James your my long lost brother!
    I need to get my family tree sorted! i seem to have alot of brothers and twins! :O

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanT View Post
    Remember James your my long lost brother!
    As I know both James and Michael2K6 I can assure you they defo are not long lost brothers So he can keep his greedy eyes off his sports cars

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    As I know both James and Michael2K6 I can assure you they defo are not long lost brothers So he can keep his greedy eyes off his sports cars
    What Sports Cars! :O

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    One of the problems is not the interview process but the selection process. I have seen some good people fall by the wayside because it is standard company / school / college policy to ask for certain things. Sometimes Certs are a way of getting your foot in the door or simply letting you shine out. If the schools is looking for 6 candidates to take to interview (and they expect 1 or 2 to pull out or not turn up) then how do you shine out from the 40+ applicants they have had?

    The thing that always hampers me in these is either the degree thing or not being a qualified teacher. I know that long term I will need a degree to progress down certain lines ... but it is not the be all and end all of things. Other Certs ... I had a chat recently with someone (and now regretting not taking their offer) who asked me about Certs ... I told them that if they wanted me to learn about implementing a specific technology I would do, I would take 3 months to get up to the required standard, during which I would also be asking the advice of others who are doing it already, and learning from experience. My two greatest assets are to be able to learn quickly, and to have a fantastic network of professionals who can give help and advice.

    If you can prove you can learn quickly, adapt, plan and communicate then that will do wonders for you ... but you have to learn to shine ... either through Certs or a wonderful CV (or both).

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