I've been bombing in interviews for IT Help Desk, or Desktop Support positions, and whenever I've called back the interviewer, the most common answer they give is "poor communication skills". Is there any entry point into the field that wouldn't rely so much on working with people? Would it make more sense to work as QA tester, and then try to transition to something in systems or database administration?
posted by omredux
on May 5, 2014 -
My SO has a degree in IT and Computing but he has not been working for 2.5 years (combination of travel, language studying, and personal things). He has recently started job hunting but feels he is lacking in the certification department. Most jobs near us seem to want Oracle certification. Is it worth doing an Oracle course? Or is there something else (perhaps something up-and-coming) that he should look into? With a gap on his CV he is worried he is unemployable. [more inside]
posted by Small Pockets
on Mar 14, 2013 -
I'm trying to figure out my options for setting up a small digital media lab for a new non-profit, but I have no idea how to set a minimum level of server specs! How much CPU and RAM do I really need? What determines this?
The server will be used to administer local user accounts, and store files (including large media files). We may also end up using it to host our website and mail, if it makes sense (unlikely). All the main client computers will be macs, so I assume I should make life easier and just get an XServe. But I'm open to other suggestions.
See below for some prices and models for various XServe's I'm trying to choose between. How low can I go? How much CPU/RAM do I need?
Let me know if you need more information... [more inside]
posted by yuletide
on Aug 20, 2009 -
IT Filter: Anyone know of a resource or protocol for opening .QIC files (Old Windows backup file format) short of finding a machine with Windows 95/98 on it?
Had a laptop stolen and this is the only format in which I still have ALL of my writing from college/grad school.
Any help is appreciated (please no lectures on backing up files... have learned my lesson.)
posted by Prevailing Southwest
on Aug 10, 2009 -
I desperately want a moped/scooter due to rising gas prices. I found this 85' Suzuki Rascal on craigslist. Is it worth $600? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile
on May 31, 2008 -
It's almost 60 degrees outside, so why is my computer frozen? ( know any free online IT help forums?) [more inside]
posted by Smarson
on May 1, 2007 -
How can I grow my IT business while trying to make a living?
I run a one man band IT support business in the UK.
Business was great and got a lot of work through recommendations, then for a better life, me and my family moved into the country 200 miles from our original location. [more inside]
posted by Ostrich
on May 8, 2006 -