Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening (whichever is most applicable),
I'm looking to get into IT and hoping for some tips for my CV.
I recently did a day with the IT department at my company, but they cannot take me on as they had originally planned as a few members of the team have left, and they require experienced people to take up the slack now from being short for some time. As a result, they don't have anyone to train me, and an excellent opportunity to stay with the company and do what I want to do long-term has been left dead in the water so it seems.
I have done an OU course for an Introduction to Cyber Security, CompTIA IT Fundamentals, and I am studying towards my CompTIA A+. I have a good troubleshooting ability, good knowledge of MS Office software, and plenty of repair experience outside of the work environment (including using Remote Access Tools). Unfortunately I don't have the time or finances to take up any kind of degree or other education outside of what I can basically buy the material to study for and go sit exams.
Unfortunately apart from what is here I don't have so much to add in terms of covering my experience. It's frustrating as I'm stuck in that loop of not having enough experience/not able to get it. I've been toying with computers, upgrading, fixing etc for family and friends for years, but this doesn't seem like something I can make much use of as a selling point.
I've had one face-to-face interview, and one telephone interview. The feedback from the face-to-face was that they felt I was too good for the role and might be inclined to leave if I get bored, and the Telephone interview resulted in feedback basically saying I was too ambitious to work for them as they basically wanted people to come in and stay in that role, with no real room to progress.
The IT role at my company seemed ideal, but the bad news came after I had basically been told I had the job for a couple of months - I trained replacements for me in my department, and then was told last second by the IT Infrastructure manager that I couldn't go over. The result is that I'm now incredibly frustrated and need to find some way to spice up my CV so it's more relevant to the role I want. Currently, I get phone calls on average once a week for non-IT roles, which leads me to believe my CV is good, but definitely not ticking the boxes I'm looking for.
So basically, I'm looking for any pointers - anything I can use or should use to my advantage, and any other general tips. For what it's worth - long term I'm very interested in IT security, although I've always stressed this is just something on paper - I don't feel I can know for sure until I have a decent level of experience in other IT roles, and right now I'll be happy to just get started.
Any advice you can offer would be greatly appreciated!
Edited by JSullivan1990, 13 August 2016 - 11:19 AM.