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    Need Help finding a job -

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    My name is Aslam and I have studied in Blackburn College and I have been job hunting for an IT technician post for over a year. I have kept checking on this forum for any opportunities but I cant seem to get anywhere.I really have tried filling out application after application ... Please can someone help me , I live in Blackburn Lancashire and I would love to work in a school, I have done loads of voluntary work in a school, in a community centre and also a business in blackpool but it has led me to no job. I have just registered on this forum today as I daily come on and check the posts for any opportunities and just to keep updated with the Tech world.

    My dream job would be to work in a school. Please can someone give me any help /hope to get into work.

    thankyou in advance for all your help and efforts

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    If you have picked up experience along with your studies it might be your application/CV that is could do with improving. There are a few members on here who are good at polishing CV's @Witch has been helpful to lots of members, but I'm sure plenty of people would help. If you are happy to upload your CV then I'm sure a few people would provide advice.

    If you dont want to post your details up, send me a PM and I'll take a quick look.

    Edit: Additionally there is another thread about advice for starting out

    And take a look at this one for General Advice for Job Applicants
    Last edited by penfold; 21st October 2011 at 08:58 AM.

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    Move to where the jobs are. I Moved from Plymouth to get the job I wanted and I don’t regret it.
    Find a job online after you have been made successful then move.

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    I am an ex-recruitment consultant and have lots of experience in CVs and interview techniques etc. By all means pm me if you would like me to look at your CV

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    Hi sorry for the late reply, I had a fever and have not been online for a few days....

    I would like to thanks all of you whom have given advice which means so much to me while finding a job, really cant thank you enough for the valuable time and effort you have given me

    thank you please keep the advice coming in

    My C.V

    IT ESSENTIALS 1 COMPTIA A+ - Passed
    PC TECHNICIAN'S TRAINING - Passed

    I am an enthusiastic and highly competent individual with a genuine desire to achieve. I expect high standards from myself and from those I work with and this, I believe, is reflected in the work I do. My strengths lie in my ability to communicate, plan, organise and to easily adapt to changes and needs. I am confident, energetic, ambitious, and gain satisfaction from adding real value to the organisations for which I have worked for and will do in the future. I have proven records of being a hard worker with a positive attitude and determination to succeed. I am very flexible in my working approach with the ability to work using my own initiative. I always prioritise my work load and organise myself, I am flexible and willing to work out of office hours on weekends or evening if necessary. I take responsibility of my own work for which I have total commitment. I am able to adapt my skills to the situation and work under pressure on all occasions. I have worked with staff from all levels and backgrounds.

    Communication & Presentation skills

    Excellent communicator at all levels with a pleasant, energetic personality and interpersonal skills.
    Highly creative and innovative.
    Build excellent working relationships with staff across the Company
    Liaising with 3rd party contacts and suppliers.

    ‹ IT skills
    Possess an excellent working knowledge in using Microsoft Office
    Sound experience in Networking, , TCPIP, Intranet, , Remote Desktop,
    Experienced in using/administering– Active Directory, Group Policies,
    Excellent at all PC/Servers setup - HP Proliant DELL, setup/ Hardware setups
    Experienced in using and administering Backup Exec for Windows Servers,
    Experience in supporting staff and clients in 1st line IT/Software Support environments.
    Carrying out full system installations/updates on site or remotely
    Hands on practical knowledge of Operating Systems i.e. Win XP,Vista/Win 7
    Anti-Virus deployment across the whole site, setup and configurations

    ‹ Organisational skills
    Possess the ability to provide imaginative yet practical solutions and deliver detailed implementations to business challenges.
    An excellent time manager, capable of working logically, consistently and accurately within a strict time-frame.
    Proactive ability to make important decisions even under pressure.
    Self motivated, resourceful, and able to act on my own initiative or as part of a team.


    Tiger Trainers - ICT Technician (Voluntary)
    Working as ICT Technician
    - Manage IT Help desk in the resolution of IT Requests raised
    - Monitor and report on Spam Emails/ filters, Internet Usage, Anti-virus Logs, Scan
    Logs, Servers Logs, firewall Logs
    - Provide 1st Line support on in-house/commercial applications
    - Making sure calls are being assigned to IT and are carried on within the agreed SLA with clients as well are internal staff and are resolved to user satisfaction.
    - Look after all Server hardware related replacing faulty hard drives etc.
    -Provide technical support input for new systems and upgrades to existing systems as required, including new infrastructure technologies and deliverables.
    - Ensure that infrastructure/Servers are available at all times
    - Liaising with 3rd party suppliers

    British Telecom (BT) –
    Working as Customer Services Agent
    - Provide an excellent standard of customer services in all customer contact situations, to a wide range of customers in a fast paced environment.
    - Respond promptly to customers inquiries by telephone, e-mail, online media forums or web/live chat, in a professional manner at all times.
    - Handle & resolve correctly & efficiently customer complaints.
    - Commitment to meet challenging targets and deadlines.
    - Ensuring processes and procedures are completed accurately
    - Engage with customers, building rapport and asking questions in order to build a better understanding of their needs

    Balaclava Community Centre (H.S.M.C) – (Voluntary)
    Working as ICT Technician
    -Troubleshooting PC/printers inkjet and Laser also replacing mice keyboard and other hardware problems or software problems
    - To train individual staff or pupils using non-technical terms so that everyone understands.
    -Managing hardware such as the CPU, RAM, Motherboards, Video cards , Hard Drives, Power Supplies
    -Ordering new and maintaining the ICT equipment
    - Maintaining desktop operating systems such as Windows 98 Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 and software such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook.
    -Liaising with Manufacture’s and Suppliers.
    -Assisting and working with children from all ages and backgrounds and ensuring the E-safety of children at all times.

    Hawthornes Junior School - (Voluntary)
    Working as ICT Technician
    -I was assisting the teachers with preparing for ICT lesson in addition to this I was working with the pupils ensuring they got the best from the computer systems
    -Troubleshoot and maintaining the computer systems on the school network to ensure they are available at all times
    -Prioritise technical problems and fix accordingly
    -Order ICT/Media equipment for the whole school
    -Ensuring smooth day to day running of all computer systems
    -Upgrading and expanding of the ICT system
    -Working with Windows Server 2003, Windows 98, ME, XP, software such as SIMS, Microsoft Office and many other educational software, which linked to the interactive whiteboards.

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    I to am in a simular situation.

    I qualified as a technician level 3 back in 2005 and have since completed a foundation degree in applied computing and a BA degree in applied computing. To pay for my education I have been working in retail since 2007 and I am now looking to make a carer in the ICT industry. I would like to work in a school/college or in a small company's office. Unfortunatly with working full time i have not been able to obtain any experiecne through voluntary work. Is there any chance that someone like me could obtain a job? I am idealy looking for a Trainee/Junior position. I am willing to learn and I work well with other people. Any help would be appriciated.

    Thank you

    Peter

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    I have looked at aslams CV (not the one he has posted up) and will happily look at yours, too, pichi123

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    PM you my CV to take a look at. Thanks in advance.

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    Things are tough out there. My contract is coming to an end soon too so I will be looking for some help at some stage I guess.

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