I think it best to pretty much re-introduce myself, Iv been a member here for a while, but not been active much recently.(although i did still do the silent reading!)
I'm Tom, 24, Working in IT for the past 4-5 years, living in Hitchin Hertfordshire,
little bit of career background:
started as a hardware engineer fixing the PC's that run the gaming machines in pubs(if one ate your money, don't blame me!;) )
then moved into the IT department for an electronics sales company(i miss managing just 1 network/system!) but lost my job due to redundancy :(
due to a "not to bad" redundancy pay out, i used my time(2-3 months) off as paternity for the birth of my son(now 9 months old bless him :D )
after money started getting short i managed to secure myself a temp position on the IT helpdesk for the NHS Trust(the people who provide the IT for doctor surgery's)
and in April this year, moved into a little(4 people) IT support outsourcing company 15 mins walk from home where we provide IT for small business's..
but at the beginning of all of that, i did some voluntary IT work at a school my mum used to work at, and i cant seem to drop the dream/desire to work in education IT again... As i mentioned i miss managing 1 network, we currently provide support for 30-40 customers, and i never get time to sit down in between the support calls and actually do maintenance/improvements/research into expansion...
recently iv decided that i want to make a VERY active push into a securing a position in education IT(that i believe my heart lies in) and was hoping you guys could help me with a couple of things?
1)some advice on the best places to look for jobs in education IT, and any tips for research into technology in schools what would be useful me knowing for interviews?
2)as mentioned, I'm from Hertfordshire, so anyone in the local area, would be good to make contact with!
but most of all, if anyone hears anything in my area coming available, think about me and let me know?
I'm deep within the IT industry at the moment, with qualifications in MSDST, A+ and networking + and experience in server 2003/2008,exchange/windows XP/7, hyper V + VMWare... i think i would make a good addition to an IT team.
Many thanks for reading! i hope you can help me fulfill my dream!(sounds so cheesy! :( )
PS, updating my CV at present(will be done this week) and am happy to provide it for anyone who needs/wants/wants a nose! :P