Jason> If anyone knows of any entry level it oppurtunities in the
Jason> area, it would be much appreciated. I have 0 certifications but
Jason> I can more than prove myself. I've been stuck in retail for a
Jason> few years now and id like to escape it. If anyone knows of any
Jason> positions, please let me know. :-)
Get your name known out in the wilder world by learning something well
(Linux software RAID) and helping out others. Spend the time to learn
new things on your own time.
Network, network, network. Talk to people, ask about jobs, maybe
think about working in a retail computer type job if you can find
and other sites like
that for job leads. Check your local colleges, non-profits, high
schools, etc. Look for opportunities anywhere you can. Volunteer
somewhere doing IT work, even if it's just entering data at first,
show a willingness to learn and take on tasks.
It also depends on your educational background to a degree. If you
have a college degree, talk to your alma mater and see what resources
they have you can use. If you haven't done college, or didn't
complete it, look into doing so. It's a springboard.
Post on facebook that you're looking, join linked-in.com
, get the word
out you're looking.
I personally don't think certifications are worth much, but it can
show that you can learn. Look in the paper for waht IT, networking,
programming positions are out there, and think about how you can
improve you skill set to meet those needs. IT is in a tough spot
right now. You might need to actually move to where the jobs are. If
you are flexible and willing to move, maybe there's someone like
looking for a tech out on a pacific island somewhere.
Maybe you could get that?
I'm just tossing off ideas, but it's upto you to show them that you
know your stuff, and that when you *don't* know, you can learn. Being
able to learn quickly and on your own is the single best skill you can
bring to any employer. Show them that you have this skill.
And no, my $WORK doesn't have any openings right now. Sorry.
Hmm... check redhat's website too, I think they were hiing in their
westford office recently.