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    Help

    Would anyone be willing to help me with my resume?

    At this point in my life Do I need to list

    My coursework?

    And this is what I have for qualifications.

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    I guess not. :-/

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    if i knew what to do i would help ya bro

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    bump, would like some assistance if possible.

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    i would help if i knew what to do, sorry

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    You could probably leave out DOS, or mention it in a way like, "I have extensive experience with computers dating back to the DOS era of computing. But I'm not sure who would really care about DOS other than the guy Qui gon jon has with calendar issues. lol

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    Certifications?
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    I spend about 15-30 seconds on applications/resumes when I look at them. Seriously, Usually 5 seconds if they have a criminal record. Then, seriously look at the ones I didn't toss. Usually 5 or less.

    Make yourself stand out. Find out what their goals are and find what about yourself meets those goals.

    "Opportunity" is a word corporate likes to hear. Basically, you don't have a problem, you have an opportunity.

    Shows a proactive attitude instead of a reactive one.

    All I got.

    Oh...everyone slightly fluffs a resume. But, don't fluff it beyond reason.

    The things I hear in interviews would astound you......
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    Quote Originally Posted by blebs View Post
    Certifications?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    don't feel bad...I'm in the same boat with no paperwork but I can do more things than the average person that holds a slip of paper in their hands.

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    Anyone have a good template I can use? My current one is a pain to edit.

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    If you have MS Office I can send you one. Honestly, certs give a little more weight to the OJT part of your knowledge I'm afraid. Have you thought about getting your A+, Net+, Security+ or (eventually) your MCSE and/or Cisco certs? If this is what you want to do for a profession I would HIGHLY suggest you pursue the previous suggestions. Just my opinion though.

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    I do have MS Office. Have I thought of Certs? Honestly no. I have a ball buster that wants me to pursue a degree in another field. If they would like to pay for it, then fine. I don't for see that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaisinCain View Post
    Have you thought about getting your A+, Net+, Security+ or (eventually) your MCSE and/or Cisco certs?.
    Those would help if there were ACTUAL jobs available in IT. Problem is there are none so those certs are useless when it comes to getting an actual job in IT. JMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Those would help if there were ACTUAL jobs available in IT. Problem is there are none so those certs are useless when it comes to getting an actual job in IT. JMO.
    In my area (Connecticut/New England)...holy cow it's booming! Lots of demand..especially for what I do for a living...SMB consulting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    Those would help if there were ACTUAL jobs available in IT. Problem is there are none so those certs are useless when it comes to getting an actual job in IT. JMO.
    What? I work for the state and there are 2 posted on our website and 1 to added here pretty soon. Location, location, location. LoL

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Would anyone be willing to help me with my resume?

    At this point in my life Do I need to list

    My coursework?

    And this is what I have for qualifications.

    • MS-DOS 6.0, Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7/Server
      2003/Server 2008 Macintosh OS 9/OS X
      Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007/2010.
      Lotus 1-2-3, Peachtree Accounting, Adobe Photoshop, Paint
      Shop Pro, Microsoft Frontpage 2000, Macromedia
      Dreamweaver
      Windows updates and antivirus administration
    "Hey look it is Shinobi.. Hi Shinobi Hi !"

    Hey Hi .. Remember ONE PAGE ONLY, edit at will:

    OBJECTIVE: Seasoned Desktop and Server administrator offering 24/7, I.T. Tech Support no matter when or where.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    Hardware that I have experience with, but not limited to:
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    Software that I have experience with, but not limited to:
    - Active Directory
    - Lotus 1-2-3, Peachtree Accounting, Adobe Photoshop
    - Paint Shop Pro, Microsoft Frontpage 2000
    - Macromedia Dreamweaver
    - Microsoft Office 97/2000/2003/2007/2010

    Operating Systems that I have experience with, but not limited to:
    -MS-DOS 6.0, Windows 3.1/95/98/2000/NT/XP/Vista/7/
    -Server 2003/Server 2008 Macintosh OS 9/OS X


    Add CURRENT company name here – Add your title here
    Your start year here - Present
    - Add all your duties here remember each line use a bullet or "-"
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    Add the previous company that you worked for here - your position title here
    Year started-Year ended
    - again your job roles or duties here
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    Certifications: ( list anything you got, if non Microsoft, put Neutral Vendor certification for Excel.. ECT)
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    Vendor neutral certified in IT Project Management, IT Security, Cisco Networking, Cisco Security, Wide Area Networks, IPv6, IT Hardware, Unix, Linux, and Windows server administration

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    "Hardware that I have experience with, but not limited to:
    - add your hardware experience here",

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    I wonder if Sava and CD agree with both of you? Can I hear from them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 24giovanni View Post
    I wonder if Sava and CD agree with both of you? Can I hear from them?
    The aggressiveness of pursuing a career, getting out and obtaining interviews, doing what you have to to build your resume, actively pursuing jobs.....show me someone that's been pounding the bricks for over a year doing those..and I'll listen and give their opinion some credit. Otherwise....from what I see "from the trenches every day"....it's ripe for the picking! I'm in the field every day, deal with others in the field every day, I see what's going on, matter of fact just 3 months ago we ourselves hired added a new position and filled it. And just 2 years ago we got busy enough to hire a full time office manager.

    Here's an article talking about the top 30 upcoming jobs in Boston. IT related jobs are in position 7, 8, 9, 28, and 30. Pretty bright outlook.
    http://www.boston.com/jobs/galleries...g_occupations/

    Here's article...best 25 jobs in 2012
    IT related jobs hold positions 2, 5, 6, 7, and 9
    http://money.usnews.com/careers/best...e-25-best-jobs

    Best 10 Jobs in the US from Huffington Post, IT jobs hold positions 1 and 9
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...tware_Engineer

    I could go on and on and fill gigs of Philips hard drive space with posts and links.....
    The economy has turned around...has been for a while. We're much busier...and even in real estate, my wife is cranking...she's made more in the past 5 months than the prior 2 years combined..and she did pretty well last year. The housing market is a good measure of the pulse of the economy.
    IT jobs are plentiful. Yeah, the market is very competitive...you have to actually work hard at getting a job, you have to be aggressive and market yourself with confidence...the competition is fierce, but the openings are abundant.
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