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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 192308 6-Mar-2016 05:24
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Hello Everyone, I was just browsing for IT scene here in NZ and found this place quite interesting. Let me introduce myself! I'm 24 just Graduated from UNITEC (Post graduation in computing) and about to start my job hunt since I'll be getting work visa very soon.


What you suggest where to start ? for someone like me who doesn't have any IT experience in NZ although I have customer service experience and good communication skills but I have heard IT experience of NZ matters more !


So I have shortlisted to look for IT/Technical Support, Helpdesk, ICT Technician and Desk Analyst roles as they are one's which don't require much previous IT experience of NZ rather then for example if we look at testing jobs ! Yes I have testing experience back in India of around a year but they do require NZ experience for sure! even some jobs have mentioned quite clearly in job description that candidate must have NZ experience in quite a number of jobs.


I even thought of getting some certifications like MCSA and then MCSE but my professor told me not do since there are lot of dumps out there and anyone can pass them so doing them isn't worth anymore.


I'm kind of person who gives my all in and I just can't sit at home applying for jobs! I'm willing to do volunteer work or as an intern anywhere in NZ that involves learning and yes IT sector of course! Suggestion for jobs, which companies to look, where to look and how to approach are warmly welcome !


Yes I know CV and cover letter are very important parts as well and I'm working on them already.



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  Reply # 1506774 6-Mar-2016 10:13
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I'm not looking for anyone at present.


What was your previous experience, and what would you like to be doing in 5 years time?  Others who have followed a similar path may let you know how they got there.


How's your spoken English?  Your written English looks very good.  Entry-level positions are frequently customer-facing, and whether you are assisting a european, someone from China, or someone from South Africa, most of your communication will be in spoken English.  The better it is, the better your chances of making it through to a second interview.

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  Reply # 1506903 6-Mar-2016 13:42
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I was working in IT Technical Support for a manufacturing company and support was in person to clients in India and over the phone to International clients mostly for UK, Germany and other parts of Europe. Before that I worked as Broadband Install technician for few months.


Well about spoken english I worked as Customer service representative and main part was to deal with customers and was later promoted to assistant manager here in NZ. I think that puts me in position where I can say I have strong communication skills and spoken english as well.


Talking about where I see myself in 5 years time well plan is to start with technical support, work for around 2 years time gets things sorted out. Then choose a field and invest time in that most probably iOS developer/Tester or UI UX developer.


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  Reply # 1507314 7-Mar-2016 10:28
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Fantastic.  With luck somebody here in those fields spots your post and advises how they got to where they are.


If not, you always have the option of phoning a few software development companies and asking what qualities they would look for in a junior developer or tester so you can work toward those qualities.  2/3rds of them might say they are too busy to chat - just ask if there is a better time you can call back.  The worst they can say is 'no'.  The best possible outcome is they give you some tips, keep in touch, and they later take you on.  It's easier to hire someone you have history with than hire a complete stranger, especially when that someone has shown they can get off their arse and work toward a goal.


Good luck.

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