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    ict technician interview

    i recently (this wednesday) been invited for a interview for ict technician at a high school. They said there is going to be an Ict task they are going to give me to do ,what do you think that is going to be? any adivce of the inteview im gonna have three people interviewing me

    I have Hnd in ICT and i have been working as desktop support part time at uni , for the past year , recently they changed my job title to ict technician but i still do the same job but now and then install some new hardware etc.

    I have not done any networking apart from @ home, do think this is goig to be a problem? it did not mention networking in the job description

    many thanks for any help

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    Re: ict technician interview

    If your skills that you listed on your cv/application form didn't match their requirements you wouldn't have been invited for interview.

    There have been several discussions on here regarding interviews and tests.

    Don't panic too much it'll probably only be something quite simple.

    If you don't know something remember don't give them some BS just say you don't know but you are willing to learn.

    Enjoy it an interview is for you to decide if you want to work for an organisation as well.

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    Re: ict technician interview

    could be a number of things.....

    find out this machine won't boot/connect to the network/open a file

    or an installation

    or a hardware swap

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Always check cable connections thoroughly.

    If monitor is on, but black, check brightness/contrast.

    Check IP settings on network interfaces.

    Don't be afraid to ask anything else about the setup that may help you, or for a replacement component.

    Event logs can be useful, sometimes.

    If you don't know the answer, say so.. but also say where you would go to find out the answer (eg. manual, internet, colleagues..)

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    Re: ict technician interview

    I will give you a few tips, be honest, be yourself and don't worry about any test or tasks.

    I have a fair amount of experience interviewing and devising ICT tests for technician rolls, and the decision to offer a candidate the job normally comes down to personality and how well the candidate will fit into the school.

    It also depends on the response to the vacancy and number of applications they have received, I often find the school will not have that many to choose from unless they are offing a sensible salary for the position.

    Remember skills like networking etc can be learnt, and most schools would rather employ an enthusiastic candidate who has the right aptitude and will fit in well at the school.

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Forgot to add good luck.

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    Re: ict technician interview

    We always tell give the candidates a brief description on what will be expected in the test 3 days before the interview but we never give too much away.

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Quote Originally Posted by djm968
    I will give you a few tips, be honest, be yourself and don't worry about any test or tasks.

    I have a fair amount of experience interviewing and devising ICT tests for technician rolls, and the decision to offer a candidate the job normally comes down to personality and how well the candidate will fit into the school.

    It also depends on the response to the vacancy and number of applications they have received, I often find the school will not have that many to choose from unless they are offing a sensible salary for the position.

    Remember skills like networking etc can be learnt, and most schools would rather employ an enthusiastic candidate who has the right aptitude and will fit in well at the school.
    well said!

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Good luck and as everyone else has said, if you are vaguely competent with a computer the task should be a breeze. It won't involve the servers. There will be things like the machine won't boot, check for discs, cables etc... a file won't open check extension of it etc...

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Also if you don't get the job ask for feedback - In 3 of my interviews I have realized 'me' didn't have anything to do with not getting the job - It was down to other factors (Such as internal candidates for example)

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    Re: ict technician interview

    many thanks for all your help ,

    if the ICT task is going to be like you guys said, i should be o.k as long as my nerves don't make me screw it up

    for the interview part do u think they are going ask me how would you stop a fight between pupils etc ?

    any help on how to answer questions in front of three people would be great

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    Re: ict technician interview

    Quote Originally Posted by randomconept
    for the interview part do u think they are going ask me how would you stop a fight between pupils etc ?
    They will not ask you this question, but if they do I would just say I would not get involved but find the nearest available member of teaching staff and report the incident to them

    Quote Originally Posted by randomconept
    any help on how to answer questions in front of three people would be great
    Don't worry about three people, they can only ask you questions one at a time, just keep eye contact with the person asking you the question, and forget the others are there.

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    Re: ict technician interview

    thank you all for the help , I will let you know what happens tomorrow

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    Re: ict technician interview

    hiya
    sorry for the late replay , i did not get the job but i came 2nd out five not bad , we had to do a practical and written tests , easy really but the person who wrote did not make it clear, i.e "what type is terminal services "

    anyways i have got another interview in two weeks times lets hope i get it
    many thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by randomconept View Post
    hiya
    sorry for the late replay , i did not get the job but i came 2nd out five not bad , we had to do a practical and written tests , easy really but the person who wrote did not make it clear, i.e "what type is terminal services "

    anyways i have got another interview in two weeks times lets hope i get it
    many thanks for all the help
    Hiya mate,

    Im sorry to bother but I have a similar ICT task and formal interview coming up for an ICT Tech post.

    Please could you let me know what your task and the type of questions you got asked by the three members.

    Thanking you in advance.

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