Advice needed for getting a job in IT

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  1. Swerve

    Swerve OT Supporter

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    Back in the mid 90's I worked for an IT technical support department working on stand alone desktops sold to the general public.

    Well, now I want to get back into a similar career (been working in sales) and am basicly looking for any advice any of you IT pro's could offer me.

    I've a good basic understanding of most hardware components (except networking and WiFi).

    Has anyone ever worked for PC World? I'm in the UK and am thinking this may be a good place to start as it will give me the chance to familerise myself with a wide range of components.

    Any advice you could offer is greay appreiciated!!

    Again, thanks.
     
  2. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    dont.
     
  3. Swerve

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    thanks for that but I really enjoy working with PCs. I'm always getting calls from friends to help them fix their problems and enjoy helping them.
     
  4. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    then call up a few local small-time pc repair shops and ask of they need help, but don't think that you're gonna be able to jump right in and pick up where you left off after ~10 years
     
  5. Swerve

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    I know, things change a lot in six months! I'm hoping the amount of practical experimentation and book reading iI've done s going to give me what I need to be a contender.

    I know quite alot on certain subjects but there not mainstream. Things like PHP, Photoshop, Dreamweaver,TCP/IP, MySQL, Perl and stuff. I want to learn networks and Linux but the easyest jobs to get dont require such things
     
  6. RubiconSahara

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    Go to school for it or find someone willing to be a mentor or give an internship.

    You're at the bottom of the list for employers these days without any formal training or current experience.
     

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