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Dolemite
Jun 30, 2005


Welp, I've reached the point where I'm just not going to be able to grow any further with the companies I work for (one full time, one part time). They've been great places to work, but it's time to move on for a bigger challenge.

I'm a web developer looking to make that next step up. Hopefully there is a fellow Goon waiting in the wings with an opening in the Tampa/St. Pete area and a need to fill it. With me!

My experience: I'm a web developer with ~3 years experience developing in PHP. Also have a little bit of experience with VB.NET and am willing to learn more! I also have experience setting up and administering both Linux + Apache based and Windows + IIS based servers.

What I'm looking for: A developer position with the chance to learn and grow. I love this field and love what you can do when given the tools and the team to really work!

What I'm NOT looking for: Help desk type roles.

Where I live: St. Petersburg, FL area

Where I'm looking: Tampa / St. Petersburg area

When I can start: Pretty much two weeks after I am hired. my role at my current job is pretty critical. I really like my boss and I'm not a dirtbag, so I really would like to prepare him for running without me there.

Requirements: Health insurance is a must (family man here), 401K.

Can be reached via: This thread or at jmgolz AT gmail.com

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stuph
Aug 31, 2004

donkey punching my way to the top

Dolemite posted:

Welp, I've reached the point where I'm just not going to be able to grow any further with the companies I work for (one full time, one part time). They've been great places to work, but it's time to move on for a bigger challenge.

I'm a web developer looking to make that next step up. Hopefully there is a fellow Goon waiting in the wings with an opening in the Tampa/St. Pete area and a need to fill it. With me!

My experience: I'm a web developer with ~3 years experience developing in PHP. Also have a little bit of experience with VB.NET and am willing to learn more! I also have experience setting up and administering both Linux + Apache based and Windows + IIS based servers.

What I'm looking for: A developer position with the chance to learn and grow. I love this field and love what you can do when given the tools and the team to really work!

What I'm NOT looking for: Help desk type roles.

Where I live: St. Petersburg, FL area

Where I'm looking: Tampa / St. Petersburg area

When I can start: Pretty much two weeks after I am hired. my role at my current job is pretty critical. I really like my boss and I'm not a dirtbag, so I really would like to prepare him for running without me there.

Requirements: Health insurance is a must (family man here), 401K.

Can be reached via: This thread or at jmgolz AT gmail.com

Sent you an email.

LLJKSiLk
Jul 7, 2005

I know what it is like to lose. To feel so desperately that you're #1, yet to fail, nonetheless. It's frightening, turns the legs to jelly. I ask you to what end? Dread it. Run from it. Bama still arrives all the same. And now it's here. Or should I say, Roll Tide.



Job Opening: Executive Administrative Assistant (IT / QA)

Location: Birmingham, AL

Description: Computer Savvy, primary assistance to me in QA, some client help desk and all other duties deemed necessary.

Basically my company warehouses and reports medicare data through SSRS. Your job would consist of running reports, making sure they display properly, possibly verifying data accuracy, following guidelines I come up with on how to correct things, and maybe some data entry. Also learning the system and being able to assist customers.

PM me if interested and I will give you an address to send your resume. I have no salary information at this time.

Peter Ugsly
Apr 5, 2006

WAIT A MINUTE, SOMETHING'S WRONG
HE'S THE MAN FROM THE PAST
HE'S HERE TO DO US A FAVOR
A LITTLE HUMAN SACRIFICE
IT'S JUST SUPPLY & DEMAND

Job Seeker in Atlanta GA

My experience: Worked in a university NOC environment as frontline technician for many optical networks/ 2 years. Was director of operations over a 30k sq foot eWaste 501c3 warehouse / 3 years. Excelled at telecommunications sales b2b. Lead deployment technician for multisite desktop refreshments /1 year. Ran teams of people doing event marketing and branding campaigns / 4 years.

What I'm looking for: I'd like to get back into a university environment if I can, doing IT work or even warehouse work of some kind. I'd love to find some form of tough sales work with a high commission, or something that would require me to hire a crew and do some high volume sales [especially telecomm services]. I've always loved maintaining CRM's and maybe a position in a not for profit doing appointment setting would be good. I'd LOVE to get into doing field surveys in usability studies, especially for mobile apps and tablets and the like.

When I can start: Immediately

Requirements: any reasonable pay for the work.

Can be reached via: agent.professional@gmail.com or this thread

Dolemite
Jun 30, 2005


stuph posted:

Sent you an email.

You have mail.

Duck996S
Aug 7, 2003

I know what I'm doing

Job Opening: IT Support, Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Description: Urgent need for IT support for my Seattle office. Help desk, break/fix, networking.

Need a person or small firm to support my Seattle WA location.
Part of a larger global biotech co.
About 100 users/AD/VM/Cisco.

Looking for contract work at this time, but could easily turn FTE for the right fit.

Ideal opp for small local shop or ultra-professional independent guy.
I am the hiring manager/Global IT Ops Sr. Manager.
I am an East coast guy so thought I would start here. Will be onsite next week and would love to meet qualified potential resources.

Send resume/credentials/firm overview to:

itjobinterest@gmail.com

Hawzy
Dec 13, 2002



Duck996S posted:

Job Opening: IT Support, Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Description: Urgent need for IT support for my Seattle office. Help desk, break/fix, networking.

Need a person or small firm to support my Seattle WA location.
Part of a larger global biotech co.
About 100 users/AD/VM/Cisco.

Looking for contract work at this time, but could easily turn FTE for the right fit.

Ideal opp for small local shop or ultra-professional independent guy.
I am the hiring manager/Global IT Ops Sr. Manager.
I am an East coast guy so thought I would start here. Will be onsite next week and would love to meet qualified potential resources.

Send resume/credentials/firm overview to:

itjobinterest@gmail.com

mailed ya

Atltais
May 20, 2004
And there was much rejoicing.

Duck996S posted:

Job Opening: IT Support, Seattle

Location: Seattle, WA

Description: Urgent need for IT support for my Seattle office. Help desk, break/fix, networking.

Need a person or small firm to support my Seattle WA location.
Part of a larger global biotech co.
About 100 users/AD/VM/Cisco.

Looking for contract work at this time, but could easily turn FTE for the right fit.

Ideal opp for small local shop or ultra-professional independent guy.
I am the hiring manager/Global IT Ops Sr. Manager.
I am an East coast guy so thought I would start here. Will be onsite next week and would love to meet qualified potential resources.

Send resume/credentials/firm overview to:

itjobinterest@gmail.com

Sent my resume over as well.

Werkwerk
Dec 23, 2003
Fat.

My experience: 4 years of C# web apps with primarily SQL Server back ends.
What I'm looking for: Somewhere fun where I can learn from new smart people. Preference is a group that's using layered applications and MVC design methodologies (or similar).
What I'm NOT looking for: Help desk, VB.NET coding, purely maintenance work.
Where I live: Montana
Where I'm looking: Not the South. Seattle/Portland area or Wisconsin are my preferences, but I'm open to anywhere that's decent to live in.
When I can start: Would prefer a month or so for relocating, but I'm flexible.
Requirements: Good benefits and salary.
Can be reached via: PM or email at mike(d0t) oliver (dot) jobs (at) gmail (dot)com.

alabasterd
Mar 27, 2011


edit

alabasterd fucked around with this message at 18:16 on Jun 29, 2011

stubblyhead
Sep 13, 2007

That is treason, Johnny!

Fun Shoe

Duck996S posted:



Emailed you.

nicky_glasses
Jun 20, 2011

Toyland Social Club


My Experience: Linux admin (RHEL/CentOS), VMware, Netapp, SAN/NAS
What I'm looking for: Systems admin/engineering
What I'm NOT looking for: Tier I/II tech support, entry level DC
Where I live: Chicago
Where I'm looking: Chicago proper, open to relocation
When I can start: Two weeks for the right opportunity
Requirements: Standard benefits package
Can be reached via: nickyglasses |at| live |dot| com, this thread, PM

Dreadite
Dec 31, 2004



College Slice

Posting for a good/goon friend of mine who could use some quality employees.

Who are we?
A Computer Repair and Information Technology Company

Where are we?
Cape Coral, Near Fort Myers, FL (33914)

What are we looking for?
Good Technicians. You don't have to have a lot of experience, as we can provide a lot of on the job training, but you need to "get it". We have positions in both IT and Computer Repair open so you can enter wherever you are in your career.

We have a great hard working culture, and we also need techs to help grow it.

What are we not looking for?
- Arrogance, we're a team, all of us have strengths and weaknesses
- Poor Communication Skills

How do I apply?
Email me at paul@greenwireit.com , I handle the interviews make sure you mention you're a goon.

Anything else?
If you like SA-style humor, you'll fit in perfectly. We work hard, but we also like to gently caress around and laugh.

Weird Uncle Dave
Sep 2, 2003

I could do this all day.



Buglord

This is not me, I don't even work for the government, but the Department of State is once again accepting applications for nerds:

http://careers.state.gov/specialist...nouncements/ims

Cidrick
Jun 10, 2001

Praise the siamese


Who are we?
E-Commerce Division of a large retailer

Where are we?
Downtown Chicago IL, right in the middle of the Loop.

What are we looking for?
RHEL ninjas. We're the systems engineering team and we're responsible for 1200+ servers in our data centers, about 80% of which are running RHEL 5.3. Bonus points if you know AIX, Solaris, or Windows Server, but these aren't 100% necessary. I'm not going to put down that you need 5+ years of RHEL experience or a bachelors degree in any particular field. If you're good, we want you, but be prepared for a very technical interview.

Please also be familiar with VMWare ESX. You don't have to be godly or anything but we expect you to be able to hop onto a VCenter box and do basic poo poo.

What are we not looking for?
People who need hand-holding. Self-reliance is crucial because you'll be on call sometimes and being able to put your head down and just figuring poo poo out is something you'll need to be able to do.

How do I apply?
Shoot your resume to matt@cidrick.org

Anything else?
It helps to be a huge nerd. Our department consists of a bunch of nerds that drink and play WoW together. Not to say that you won't get in if you don't play WoW (we have many that don't), but keep in mind the type of people you're going to be working with.

Also, you'll be in the on-call rotation. Right now we're on a 6-week rotation so you'll be on call for one out of those 6 weeks. You'll have to put up with 3AM phone calls on occasion, but we're pretty good about comp time and work-from-home days so it's not like you'll be worked ragged or anything.

Finally, Black Friday weekend is no joke. We go on an infrastructure and code freeze beginning in November, and EVERYONE is going to be on call the week of Thanksgiving. Be prepared to bring your blackberry and laptop to Turkey Day Dinner.

Cidrick fucked around with this message at 16:25 on Jun 21, 2011

BnT
Mar 10, 2006



Cidrick posted:

RHEL ninjas.

Emailed you!

Enderr
Jul 15, 2000
Forum Veteran

My office is hiring right now for two ASP Help Desk Technicians, here is the description for the position:

ASP Help Desk Technician
(Santa Barbara, CA / Raleigh, NC)
Responsible for: Installation and configuration of Software, database backups, monitor Server alerts and respond to problems, documentation, assistance in monitoring ASP Queues, etc. Requirements: Strong customer service, good organizational and troubleshooting skills, and good attendance record needed. After hours/on-call experience in a corporate environment is a plus.

You can apply online here.

If you have any questions about the position PM me. The two spots we have in Santa Barbara are for my team so I will add the requirement that you want to learn, grow and do a lot of work on day 1; and a college diploma always helps. Drop me a pm if you apply, but I can't promise any preference of course as I am only one of a few people who will review your resume and conduct the interviews.

Disclaimer: There is a required background check for this position. Last person to be offered the job had a felony for check forgery on his record from ~10 years ago so we could not hire him.

There are also quite a few other positions around the nation/globe in my company that you can check out here.

chrix
Jan 3, 2004

Football man, the guy with the football plan

My experience: 1 year working DB2 configuration, 4 years working Tier 2/3 software support for a private CRM software company. I have experience in Javascript, Apache Tomcat, Java, C++, SQL/Oracle, and general Windows Server troubleshooting.
What I'm looking for: Helpdesk, IT support, Entry-level development
What I'm NOT looking for: Advanced development
Where I live: Indianapolis, IN
Where I'm looking: Indianapolis, IN
When I can start: Pretty much as soon as possible, given appropriate notice for my current employer.
Requirements: Benefits/Salary
Can be reached via: This thread, PM, AIM: chrixated, chrixated@gmail.com

I would be willing to work remote as well. Most of the work I do involves using RDC to investigate a customer's system for issues, anyway.

NecessaryEvil
Aug 10, 2006
Professional Slacker

I feel bad about posting this, as I really like my job and who I work with...but my wife's lost her job again (not her fault), and it's time to get out of this town.




My experience: 1.5 years as an IT consultant (consisting of break/fix, malware removals, system deployments, a lot of help desk, Active Directory & Exchange maintenance, and general sysadmin duties for a small company that handles in excess of 600 users across several different clients), another 4 years setting up small networks, troubleshooting & building PCs.

What I'm looking for: Similar to above.

What I'm NOT looking for: Programming or any form of software development.

Where I live: Central Illinois

Where I'm looking: Anywhere that would qualify as south and east or west of central Illinois.

When I can start: Enough time to give my employer a few weeks to find someone new(we're a 3 man company at the moment).

Requirements: Benefits, salary, not driving around in my own car (or at least getting getting paid per mile)

Can be reached via: email brandoncloud<at>gmail<dot>com

Gats Akimbo
May 28, 2007

Ignoring this post


Anyone in the UK southeast want me?

My Experience: 10 years as an IT consultant; working for small firms so dealing with pretty much everything that can go wrong with Windows servers, domains, desktops and users, general maintenance and sysadmin. A bit of Mac experience, but nothing more than getting the occasional employee's Mac to talk to a Windows network enough to get email and files.

What I'm looking for: More of the same. I like making computers work properly again, and I'm pretty good at explaining things to users and staying serene when they're rude and/or stupid.

What I'm NOT looking for: Programming, development, managing people.

Where I live: SE London, UK.

Where I'm looking: London, or SE of it within commuting range.

When I can start: September full-time, or any time soon if it's part-time and flexible.

Requirements: Just pay me and I'm easy.

Can be reached via: PM here, or gmail fortean+sa

falz
Jan 29, 2005

01100110 01100001 01101100 01111010


Who we are
SupraNet Communcations. Regional ISP and Datacenter providing colocation and internet connectivity for businesses.


Where we are
Madison, WI


What are we're looking for
An Internet Support Technician, which is effectively a sysadmin. Large variety of tasks daily supporting servers, networks, internet stuff in general. No home user support. Unix knowledge mandatory, preferably FreeBSD. Networking, Cisco, etc also required. Database, Shell scripting etc also needed. Not a developer position. Please see this job description.


How do I apply?
Email me at me at falz.net or the company at resume at supranet.net


Anything else
Good benefits, friendly intelligent coworkers a few of which are goons. Also free coffee.

falz fucked around with this message at 21:10 on Jun 24, 2011

Wicaeed
Feb 8, 2005


My Experience: 4 years in I.T. I have done everything ranging from Desktop Support in a Callcenter environment to Network Administration for a small 50 person company, to some light SysAdmin work for Windows and Linux.

What I'm looking for: More of the same, with an expanding role. At my previous employer I had just started assisting the Sr. Systems Administrator in re-designing a their AD structure as well as assisting with their Network Administration in a small capacity.

What I'm NOT looking for: Pure Helpdesk only roles.

Where I live: East Bay Area

Where I'm looking: The Bay Area in general

When I can start: Now

Requirements: Benefits is mandatory, salary would be awesome. I want to take on a role which requires more responsibility in an organization outside of fixing someones copier/fax machine all day.

Can be reached via: PM here, or gmail address wicaeed

FruitNYogurtParfait
Mar 29, 2006

Sion lied. Deadtear died for our sins. #VengeanceForDeadtear
#PunGateNeverForget
#ModLivesMatter

What happened with the job with Abe's company? I ask cause it was like, 2 weeks ago so I guess you either didn't get it or...some other reason.

Wicaeed
Feb 8, 2005


They rescinded the job offer as soon as I had submitted the signed employment forms. Like literally 30 minutes later

I tried to get ahold of somebody in a panic, but nobody returned my calls/emails/faxes/signal flares/forums PM's

It's too bad because I was really looking forward to starting up some NOC work

Wicaeed fucked around with this message at 05:34 on Jun 25, 2011

smith7800
Sep 25, 2004


Who we are: Small business software company bringing ecommerce clients to the Magento platform.

Where we are: Downtown Denver (16th St Mall)

What we want:
Full time front end developer with high level CSS and jQuery skills and a good understanding of PHP. Have to know how to slice a PSD and all the usual stuff. Great people and work environment downtown and pays well with benefits, parking pass, etc

Why you’d want to work here:
Bright, creative and hilarious team, downtown location, beer and snacks in the fridge, parking pass, office dog.

Why you wouldn’t want to work here:
I don't know. Personally, I love it.

Compensation: Salary. Health and dental benefits, but they're admittedly not amazing (small company).

Contact: Drop a resume (+ cover letter/salary requirements) or questions to jeremy@orangecollarmedia.com

SuperNuts
May 7, 2004

From the frozen north a... squirrel emerges?!?


My company is mass hiring. It's basically break/fix work done remotely. Here's a blurb from the job offer:
"Are you the person people call when their computers malfunction? Do you fix their problems so fast and easily? Do you consider yourself really competent at fixing computers, synching printers and smart phones etc? And do you like working from home?"

Qualifications:
*Minimum of 1 to 2 years of related experience Job roles in customer service dealing with consumers
*Hardware / Software technical support
*Troubleshooting Windows XP, Vista and 7 Platforms to the registry level
*Home networks (wire and wireless) using multiple network technologies such as switches, routers, printer, etc...
*Networking technologies TCP/IP, DNS, Firewalls
*Internet connectivity using cable, DSL, satellite, dial-up
*Consumer/business peripherals – printers, scanners, fax, MP3 players, digital cameras, cellphones, PDAs
*Internet security in areas of virus and spyware
*Courses in technology related fields and customer service. MSDST, A+, HDI Support Center Analyst or other relevant certification a plus (not required)

It's $13.50 an hour, 40 hours a week (some overtime available), benefits, and paid time off. It is 100% work from home and is available in many cities in the US and Canada. If you'd like to know a little more please contact me on yahoo "sdc_jamiewa", email me "jamiewa at gmail", or private message me here.

SuperNuts fucked around with this message at 19:12 on Jun 29, 2011

RobotRob
Aug 7, 2007

Let's get weird, but not end of BSG weird.

Korgoth posted:

My company is mass hiring. It's basically break/fix work done remotely. Here's a blurb from the job offer:
"Are you the person people call when their computers malfunction? Do you fix their problems so fast and easily? Do you consider yourself really competent at fixing computers, synching printers and smart phones etc? And do you like working from home?"

Qualifications:
*Minimum of 1 to 2 years of related experience Job roles in customer service dealing with consumers
*Hardware / Software technical support
*Troubleshooting Windows XP, Vista and 7 Platforms to the registry level
*Home networks (wire and wireless) using multiple network technologies such as switches, routers, printer, etc...
*Networking technologies TCP/IP, DNS, Firewalls
*Internet connectivity using cable, DSL, satellite, dial-up
*Consumer/business peripherals – printers, scanners, fax, MP3 players, digital cameras, cellphones, PDAs
*Internet security in areas of virus and spyware
*Courses in technology related fields and customer service. MSDST, A+, HDI Support Center Analyst or other relevant certification a plus.

It's $13.50 an hour, benefits, paid time off, and 100% work from home. It is available in many cities in the US and Canada. If you'd like to know a little more please contact me on yahoo "sdc_jamiewa" or private message me here.


Hey is there any way you could email me with some more information on this job? I do not have private messaging yet but I am interested in this position. My email is rabrown.mail[at]gmail.com Thanks.

Salt n Reba McEntire
Nov 14, 2000

Kuparp.


Edit: No longer relevant. Thanks for the interest!

Salt n Reba McEntire fucked around with this message at 08:50 on Aug 4, 2011

chizad
Jul 9, 2001

'Cus we find ourselves in the same old mess
Singin' drunken lullabies

Who we are: Professional services company for the communications, technology, and digital media industries

Where we are: Boston, MA and Overland Park, KS

What we want: Two desktop support type folks, one in each office. The positions are listed on CareerBuilder (here for Overland Park and here for Boston); the responsibilities and skills/qualifications and all that can be found there, so I'll just give my take on the position.

I've been working in this position for a bit over a year now, and in a nutshell, it's sort of a desktop support "plus"/jack-of-all-trades role. The main focus is end user support, a lot of which is done remotely; password resets/lockouts/setting up new users, software installs, troubleshooting hardware/software issues, documentation, and everything in-between. But I've also gotten to do server builds, done research and provided feedback on new technology we're looking at, helped with testing and implementation for some infrastructure projects, and other stuff that would probably be done at the junior admin level if we were a bigger team. You'll have plenty of opportunities to learn new things.

Why you’d want to work here:
Funny and easy to get along with coworkers and users. Independent work environment (i.e. no micromanagement); coworkers are always available and willing to help out if you've got a heavy workload or need to brainstorm or are stuck on something or whatever, but you'll be expected to take ownership of your tickets/projects and see them through to a successful end. Snacks and drinks in the office. Convenient locations (the Boston office is a few blocks from South Station and the Overland Park office is right off of I-435).

Why you wouldn’t want to work here:
I dunno, this is the sort of environment that fits my personality, so I really like it here. If you don't like getting your hands on a bit of everything and prefer to focus on one area, this probably isn't the position for you. Ditto if the bit above about the independent work environment terrified you.

Compensation: Salary. Health/dental/vision benefits, HSA/FSA, 401k

Contact: Apply through one of the CB links above

mfcrocker
Jan 31, 2004





Hot Rope Guy

Britgoon looking for work!

My experience: 1 year commercial Java, 6 months commercial C#, 2:2 BSc CompSci from UWE. Can do web stuff/SQL too.
What I'm looking for: A place to develop from a junior into a fully-fledged developer. I'm currently doing the work of a non-junior, and would like to be recognised as such.
What I'm NOT looking for: Stuff that isn't primarily Java/C#.
Where I live: Bristol, UK
Where I'm looking: Anywhere on the M4/Exeter/Gloucestershire. Bristol is ideal.
When I can start: 4 weeks notice.
Requirements: 30k+ starting salary, pension a big bonus.
Can be reached via: PM, matt.crocker@gmail.com

Casull
Aug 13, 2005



Job Seeker: San Jose, CA
Location: San Jose, CA
Certifications: A+, Network+
Looking for: Help desk or NOC work. Contract work is fine; I've got no experience (other than building computers for a living,) so contract work would be pretty nice. I won't lie: I need experience. If the help desk/NOC wants to hire me longer than a contract, that's awesome, but I'm not expecting anything until I get experience.
Not looking for: As long as the contract isn't under three months. Still got bills to pay.

PM here or shoot me an email: evilwang (at) gmail.com

Casull fucked around with this message at 16:50 on Jul 9, 2011

Waverhouse
Jun 8, 2009

A highly sophisticated simpleton.


My experience: Fresh out of college with a Bachelors in Comp Sci, one internship and a published paper on databases. Worked mostly with Java, C (some C++), MySQL and a variety of software development tools.

What I'm looking for: Something in software development ideally.

What I'm NOT looking for: Help desk sort of stuff

Where I live: Tacoma, WA

Where I'm looking: The northwest, generally in or around Seattle

When I can start: ASAP. I am currently unemployed

Requirements: Enough money to live off of, please.

Can be reached via: fabian.jcorrales - at - gmail - dot - com.


Since I'm still fairly new to this and this seems like a good place for it:


A lot of places ask for software developers to have experience, but seeing as how I was getting a degree I don't exactly have a whole lot of that at the moment. Fresh out of college, are there any keywords I should look for to get my foot in the door? Will I have to do less software development and more general IT stuff just to get experience on my resume?


It seems like some weird catch-22 where everyone wants an experienced applicant, but I can't seem to find anyone willing to take a rookie to get that experience.

Waverhouse fucked around with this message at 20:33 on Jun 29, 2011

skipdogg
Nov 29, 2004
Resident SRT-4 Expert


Most folks get their initial experience via internships while in college.

stuph
Aug 31, 2004

donkey punching my way to the top

skipdogg posted:

Most folks get their initial experience via internships while in college.

Yup - when hiring junior programmers it's one of three things:
1. They have some internships that they can talk about
2. They have significant contributions to open source projects
3. They're already an internal employee who's shown interest in moving over to the development team. Even there I'd hope they've done personal projects outside of schoolwork.

If all a candidate has done is schoolwork and has none of the above on top of that, they're usually not a good candidate (at least where I've worked).

Advice for that:
1. Work on open source stuff and/or personal projects. Put your github and/or sourceforge links on your resume.
2. Try and get lucky and work your way up at a startup. That's what I did with no development experience (or degree in it, even).

Even then you're going to hit the HR barrier often. Try networking - go to user groups in your area for your languages or interests (Python, Java, asterisk, whatever you're interested in).

stuph fucked around with this message at 21:00 on Jun 29, 2011

Vulture Culture
Jul 14, 2003

I was never enjoying it. I only eat it for the nutrients.


stuph posted:

Try networking - go to user groups in your area for your languages or interests (Python, Java, asterisk, whatever you're interested in).
Networking is super important -- some number of years ago I was able to convince the right people at a local Linux User Group that I was qualified to be a senior Linux admin over 750 machines, when my actual non-Windows professional experience involved managing a Debian Xen host and three FreeBSD servers. I credit my career to that position.

ElCondemn
Aug 7, 2005




Misogynist posted:

Networking is super important -- some number of years ago I was able to convince the right people at a local Linux User Group that I was qualified to be a senior Linux admin over 750 machines, when my actual non-Windows professional experience involved managing a Debian Xen host and three FreeBSD servers. I credit my career to that position.

I got hired as one of three "senior" systems admins at a datacenter because I knew a guy who helped me run a small hosting business with a total of two cpanel servers back in 2001-ish.

I definitely credit my career to that person.

Unrelated and kinda counter to networking. I have a friend who we ended up hiring about 6 months after I started. He was working at a 7-11 behind the counter when my coworker met him. They started up a conversation because my coworker noticed he was wearing a linux T-shirt. They setup an interview and he was hired within about a week of them meeting. He quit a while after I did and now he works as a real senior systems guy at DirectTV and he makes as much if not more than I do.

edit: Also I'd like to note, this first real job in the industry I was working 10 hours days 6 days a week and making about 1000 dollars a month... it was a terrible job but I'm glad I got in the door and was able to use it to get jobs in the future

ElCondemn fucked around with this message at 02:11 on Jun 30, 2011

Sepist
Dec 25, 2005

FUCK BITCHES, ROUTE PACKETS


Gravy Boat 2k

I know a few of the DirectTV admins by name, they've all been a little crazy so far - one particular guy does not start a phone conversation with a formal greeting, he just starts talking about the reason he called.

I also got my foot into IT by networking, a person on this forum got me an interview and had sent me a review of a lot of the technical questions they'd ask me on the interview, 5 years later I'm a network engineer woowoo

revmoo
May 25, 2006

#basta


Korgoth posted:

My company is mass hiring. It's basically break/fix work done remotely. Here's a blurb from the job offer:
"Are you the person people call when their computers malfunction? Do you fix their problems so fast and easily? Do you consider yourself really competent at fixing computers, synching printers and smart phones etc? And do you like working from home?"

Qualifications:
*Minimum of 1 to 2 years of related experience Job roles in customer service dealing with consumers
*Hardware / Software technical support
*Troubleshooting Windows XP, Vista and 7 Platforms to the registry level
*Home networks (wire and wireless) using multiple network technologies such as switches, routers, printer, etc...
*Networking technologies TCP/IP, DNS, Firewalls
*Internet connectivity using cable, DSL, satellite, dial-up
*Consumer/business peripherals – printers, scanners, fax, MP3 players, digital cameras, cellphones, PDAs
*Internet security in areas of virus and spyware
*Courses in technology related fields and customer service. MSDST, A+, HDI Support Center Analyst or other relevant certification a plus (not required)

It's $13.50 an hour, 40 hours a week (some overtime available), benefits, and paid time off. It is 100% work from home and is available in many cities in the US and Canada. If you'd like to know a little more please contact me on yahoo "sdc_jamiewa", email me "jamiewa at gmail", or private message me here.

This is support.com. They 'hired' me over a year ago and I finally heard something about it like two weeks ago. I'd be careful with these guys. I have a few contacts on the inside and it's a legit company and you will get paid, but don't put too much stock in anything you hear and count your eggs once they hatch.

bort
Mar 13, 2003



$13.50 an hour for covering all that technology is warning enough.

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SuperNuts
May 7, 2004

From the frozen north a... squirrel emerges?!?


bort posted:

$13.50 an hour for covering all that technology is warning enough.

We don't actually support all that stuff. If it's the device that's the problem we tell them to go to the manufacturer. We just make sure the network side is working.

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