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IT positions that don't rely on working with people

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 - 13 answers

ResumeFilter: Should I show life long interest with a high school job?

I'm applying for a new tech support/programming job, and I'm unsure which of two older positions to put on my resume. There can only be one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 20, 2014 - 7 answers

Career Change Options for a Subdued Business Analyst?

Hi All, I am suffering from major career burnout and I hope you can help. I am a 31 yo chick who has been working in IT for the last 8 years. The first 4 years were ok, since I worked in software consultancy and did not get involved in politics and silly meetings. I was never planning to work in IT, I just fell into it, working in support and working my way up to Consultancy. I have made the dumb but financially viable choice of becoming a Business Analyst 4 years ago. I hate every single minute of it; the politics, the lack of career prospects, the boredom, the lack of creativity and constant role playing. I am a creative person at heart; but I have no idea how to branch the hell out of IT. Hope someone has gone through this and can provide some advice? Thanks!
posted by superscribe on Oct 29, 2013 - 5 answers

How can I save my IT career?

How can I get a new job in IT with limited experience, no relevant education, and an unusual employment history? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 19, 2012 - 15 answers

Lesser of two risks?

I have an interview for an office job that I don't recall applying to. Do I call and ask what it is or should I wing the interview? Details inside attempting to justify why I can't remember. [more inside]
posted by Helleaven on Dec 5, 2012 - 13 answers

What's in an IT Manager's portfolio?

Asking for a friend: He's applying for a job with the title "IT Manager" and is asked to include a portfolio. What kind of portfolio does an IT Manager have? [more inside]
posted by Perthuz on Jul 11, 2012 - 14 answers

Is it time to un-hang my shingle?

I'd like you to tell me if I should quit my job (I'm a member of the "ugh, I.T." chorus), but the snowflakey part is that it's not just my job. It's my small business. And to some degree, it's all I've got right now. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2012 - 23 answers

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment?

CFA worth it for a role in Real Estate Investment? I was wondering if the CFA will be useful to me if I want to work in Real Estate Investment – starting probably with a Commercial Brokerage firm in their asset management department, which would involve buying and holding investment properties for their income as well as possible capital appreciation. Ultimately perhaps work for some kind of REIT. [more inside]
posted by web74 on May 12, 2012 - 6 answers

IT's a job thing

Can I fast track myself into a freelance IT career in a week? (I don't work in IT, nor have I any experience.) [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 7, 2012 - 24 answers

The Internet is a series of tubes, right?

IT Manager Interview help! Crash course resources and interview tips wanted. [more inside]
posted by j03 on Jan 9, 2012 - 6 answers

Help me no longer help people

I’m stuck on an IT Help Desk and I’d like to escape. Help! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Oct 31, 2011 - 10 answers

which programming language shouldi learn to be best employable.

let's assume i'm decently technically minded, and entirely burned out on my current job (technical support). let's further assume that programming is vaguely attractive and something i think i could do, and that i would like to be employable at 50-65k a year. what language do i learn? why?
posted by radiosilents on May 5, 2011 - 18 answers

From teaching to tech - updating resume and skills

I have a Master's in math, and would like to get a job in the tech industry or a laboratory, but my resume is very teaching-oriented. I would like tips on retooling it to make myself more attractive. I also have several months to improve my skills. [more inside]
posted by Earl the Polliwog on Apr 4, 2011 - 6 answers

Interview tips

What should I know for my first project management interview? [more inside]
posted by gocubbies on Apr 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Leave boring 'dream' job or wait it out?

Took a chance at my 'dream' employer but am finding it might be a mistake. Should I wait longer or persue other avenues? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple on Mar 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me get a IT sales job

Help me get a IT sales system engineer position. [more inside]
posted by patrad on Mar 2, 2011 - 6 answers

How to get web programming skills up to speed asap

I need to get a new job, as soon as possible. I’m planning to get back into IT, specifically Web Programming and need advice on how to get my skills back up to speed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Working for FDM?

Does anyone have experience working for the FDM group? A friend of mine is considering entering their training program in the states, which would mean a two year commitment to them as a company. I'm not certain if I should be encouraging my friend or warning them off. [more inside]
posted by Maastrictian on Nov 20, 2010 - 8 answers

Should I don the black ironic tshirt?

Career Change: Graphics to....IT? Please tell me about the wide range of IT work. [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Aug 31, 2010 - 4 answers

Job title suggestions required (IT services)

I need to find a job title. Something which sounds better than "IT guy". [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 25, 2010 - 23 answers

Another where-do-I-go-from-here thread

UK English graduate can't find proper job. Keep searching, take time out, or get more qualifications? (Also regrets degree, wishes he'd gone science or IT. Would not be amiss to getting-a-second-degree-without-funding advice.) [more inside]
posted by Fen on Jul 12, 2010 - 7 answers

Advice for Finding a Job Out of State, Where to Move

Now that I'm about to graduate in 6 months,where should I move to in the Southwestern U.S. and how might I find an IT job there? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 21, 2010 - 5 answers

latency of inter-corporate grape vine

I applied for a job through a recruiter. It turns out that the job is at a company that my boss' boss used to work for. What are the chances that my boss' boss will get wind of the fact that I am looking for a new job? I am in IT.
posted by goethean on Jun 7, 2010 - 7 answers

What to do with a CISSP and little tech experience?

I have a CISSP and 6 years experience in the IT Security field. Problem is, most of my experience is with policy, not technology. Where can I go from here? [more inside]
posted by zombieflanders on Dec 11, 2009 - 5 answers

[IT Filter] Does anyone know of a resource which gives a comprehensive analysis of the IT Industry and its various facets?

[IT Filter] Does anyone know of a resource which gives a comprehensive analysis of the IT Industry and its various facets? [more inside]
posted by platosadvocate on May 18, 2009 - 7 answers

Should I go work for one company (1-2 month) while waiting for another company's offer?

Should I accept the offer from company "A", knowing full well that I would go work for company "B" in 1-2 month? I'm sure 99% that B's offer will come, but should I do this as a way of hedging my bets? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Help me be a system admin

I'm looking to switch careers into a more IT based role. I'm very well versed with troubleshooting windows and mac systems, however don't know much about the aspects of corporate IT work, ie. managing user groups, Microsoft Exchange or virtual directory. Are there any great learning guides/tools the hive can recommend? [more inside]
posted by razzamatazm on Jan 21, 2009 - 2 answers

How much should I be making in IT?

I'm The IT for 50 users. What is my salary range? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 - 19 answers

Mac-specific IT guy in a Windows world?

In the current and near-future markets, are there viable opportunities for a Mac-specific IT guy, and are Apple certifications worth it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2008 - 12 answers

I didn't know what I didn't know about IT.

I'm an entry-level computer technician looking for advice on what skills are most vital for me in today's market, and how to best achieve them. Specifically, I would like to know what hands-on classes I should look into in the Nashville, TN area. [more inside]
posted by joshrholloway on Jul 9, 2008 - 16 answers

Canada's IT Market

What would be the best city for me to move to for a job as a Computer Programmer in Canada? The best city would be defined as potential for advancement and suitable for my skillset. [more inside]
posted by sleslie on Apr 11, 2008 - 13 answers

How to form an alliance with the IRS?

How do I bust my employer for TAX FRAUD? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 7, 2008 - 18 answers

Looking for a part-time job in a full-time world

Can I apply for a full-time position then ask for a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Nov 14, 2007 - 6 answers

How to get a job when you're past entry level and have minimal contacts.

I'm an IT professional who is having a very hard time finding a job. What am I doing wrong? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Oct 19, 2007 - 14 answers

End of year reviews and when to ask for a raise? Or how I learned to love the unemployment line

When to ask for a raise in the rush to the year-end-review. I've taken on quite a few hats in the last year and pushed myself quite a bit into more responsibility. [more inside]
posted by ronmexico on Sep 11, 2007 - 4 answers

Help me get my career in order!

I'm 3 years out of college, and unemployed again. I feel like I should go back to school, but what for??! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Aug 23, 2007 - 3 answers

How much money does a technology coordinator make?

What kind of salary can I expect as a computer lab technology coordinator at a fancy private school in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by bonheur on Jun 5, 2007 - 4 answers

How to write the best resume and cover letter for a computer programmer

I'm a computer programmer looking for a new job. What are some tips for writing the best resume and cover letter possible? [more inside]
posted by Battlecat on Mar 14, 2007 - 13 answers

transitioning into management in I.T.?

Any tips for transitioning into management in I.T.? [more inside]
posted by xulu on Jan 28, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find an entry-level Math/CS job.

I will be graduating with a B.A. in Math/C.S. in two years. What sort of job should I be looking for now? [more inside]
posted by philomathoholic on Jan 2, 2007 - 8 answers

How do I get back into technical work again?

UKJobFilter: Techie/System Admin at heart, CV filled with Helpdesk experience. How do I get into techie work again? [more inside]
posted by Nik_Doof on Jul 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Help me choose where to work as an IT-consultant

I’m almost graduated, in the process of applying for a position as a junior consultant with a number of different IT-consultancy companies. I have my own ideas about who to choose, but since these companies are international I thought I could get some information from the smart people here at MeFi. [more inside]
posted by bering on Jun 22, 2006 - 12 answers

I'd like to become an IT consultant

I am giving serious consideration to setting up as an IT consultant. I'm well proficient in Windows and Mac, Office suites; applications and web technology. In addition, I enjoy talking and fixing computers. I've done some such already, but on a small scale and for people I already knew. My question is: what kind of things should an IT consultant be able to do, what are common requests, what should I charge and how (per job/per hour?). Are there any potential pitfalls? Is it a good idea? Thanks a bunch.
posted by dance on Apr 4, 2006 - 13 answers

Too much too soon?

Am I qualified to do this IT job, and/or is it something I could pick up as I go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 13, 2005 - 12 answers

Gimeeee Money.... lawd i gots bills to pay.

I was recently let go from an IT support job that i have worked for the last 2 years, and now I'm looking for new work (more inside) [more inside]
posted by sourbrew on Sep 15, 2005 - 16 answers

business analysis

I have an internal job change opportunity (Business Analyst) and need advice. [more inside]
posted by mic stand on Aug 31, 2005 - 9 answers

Antarctica, eh?

Are there any agencies or organizations that hire Canadians to do IT work in Antarctica?
posted by Jairus on Apr 24, 2005 - 5 answers

People come to me for computer help. How much should I charge and/or how can I get out of it?

I work partly as IT/network support for a company whose focus isn't specifically IT. As such, most of the employees are not very knowledgeable in this area and come to me for help on fixing issues on their home computers. I'm not really into this, but I'm not sure how best to decline to help. I don't mind advising people on things, but when they ask me to go their house to fix their home computers I balk. Today, someone asked how much I charged to "reformat" their hard drive, which I suppose is better than just asking if I can fix something, but what if I don't want to run a half-assed consultancy?

On the flipside -- if I did want to start charging, what do you think would be a normal rate for this kind of stuff? Should I bother setting up a business name? I had thought about such a business before I got this job, but now that I'm a full-timer, I'm not sure I have the interest in doing this as a sidejob.
posted by Big Fat Tycoon on Dec 29, 2004 - 17 answers

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