Feeling burnt out

Robbo777Robbo777 Posts: 331Member ■■■□□□□□□□
I had another job interview today after gaining my CCNA and passing the Server 2012 410 on Tuesday and I was told i came a very close second after a rigorous interview process, in some ways coming second is worse than being 4th or 5th choice for the job, you feel as if you've done enough but still don't get anywhere. I do mainly self employed work at the moment to support myself through these exams and learn more as well. I just feel burnt out while having those certs and a degree as well in computing i still cant gain employment! Very frustrating and disheartening.

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  • Experienced_ISN'T_oldExperienced_ISN'T_old Posts: 26Banned ■□□□□□□□□□
    Robbo777 wrote: »
    I had another job interview today after gaining my CCNA and passing the Server 2012 410 on Tuesday and I was told i came a very close second after a rigorous interview process, in some ways coming second is worse than being 4th or 5th choice for the job, you feel as if you've done enough but still don't get anywhere. I do mainly self employed work at the moment to support myself through these exams and learn more as well. I just feel burnt out while having those certs and a degree as well in computing i still cant gain employment! Very frustrating and disheartening.

    You can say I have "the antithesis of your problem", I MEAN, I do not study hard enough so I am not opinionated enough to comment on this. (it's because I haven't studied as hard as you but with your pregnant hope, anything is possible!)
  • daviddwsdaviddws Posts: 303Member
    No fun. I hate that feeling. All you can really do is keep at it. Maybe start to look in other areas, or take a couple weeks off to re-energize before attempting again. There is something about Microsoft tests that make you hate life lol...
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  • Experienced_ISN'T_oldExperienced_ISN'T_old Posts: 26Banned ■□□□□□□□□□
    daviddws wrote: »
    There is something about Microsoft tests that make you hate life lol...

    It's too bad Cisco press books make you ha8 life as well. Lammle with Sybex is the best if you like the humor. Brevity, like cliff notes, are the champion of them all. I never liked the "dummies" series either cause ALL EXAM GUIDES/CRAMS fail in reproducing the LABS which means they start off on the wrong foot when explaining the crux of HOW TO START the explanation of the material to begin with. Wrong approach predominantly but you will never get someone who has passed to ever admit it. AM I right? Let us get to the bottom of why study guides fail primarily, shall we?!
  • DoubleNNsDoubleNNs Posts: 2,013Member ■■■■■□□□□□
    Besides the point of the thread, but the CCENT for Dummies book was excellent. It's outdated by now, but I used to always recommend it when I took my CCNA ~ 2 years ago.
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