First IT Professional role

RS_MCPRS_MCP Member Posts: 352
Hello IT Professionals,

I am a certified MCP searching for my first role within the IT sector as a Junior/Helpdesk/1st Line Support role.

I have no professional experience at all apart from where I have studied and gained hands on experience with MS products, which is at my student campus.

I have applied for over 50 role's but the response is "sorry you have no experience"

Can anyone help me on what to do, just to get my foot in the door?

I have an impressive CV & cover letter's are always attached...Yet I still have a problem.

Thank you for reading this post.

Raj

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  • rfult001rfult001 Member Posts: 407
    Apply for a campus IT job. Or you might consider a local electronics store. Anything that has to do with computers will be "experience" and increases your chances of being hired elsewhere.
  • SieSie Member Posts: 1,195
    Try this post to start with (just the most recent that has been posted on the subject)

    http://www.techexams.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9416

    There are many more so have a read through. Its been a topic of much discussion many times =)

    Ideas range from voluenteer work through to internship.
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  • calaverasgrandescalaverasgrandes Member Posts: 67 ■■□□□□□□□□
    there seems to be lots of work in IT moves. Thats what my first job was. Led to some datacenter and helpdesk work.
    Look for companies that do relocation or MAC work (moves adds and changes).
    studying on 70-290, 70-291 and CCNA.
  • KasorKasor Member Posts: 929 ■■■■□□□□□□
    You need to work on your communication skills.
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  • sprkymrksprkymrk Member Posts: 4,884 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Kasor wrote:
    You need to work on your communication skills.

    Actually, I understood his post. Yours on the other hand...?
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  • phantasmphantasm Member Posts: 995
    All I will do is wish you the best of luck. My struggle has been ongoing for 3 yrs and I can't even land a help desk job.
    "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." -Heraclitus
  • RS_MCPRS_MCP Member Posts: 352
    Kasor wrote:
    You need to work on your communication skills.

    Are you actually being serious???
  • snadamsnadam Member Posts: 2,234 ■■■■□□□□□□
    sprkymrk wrote:
    Kasor wrote:
    You need to work on your communication skills.

    Actually, I understood his post. Yours on the other hand...?

    i was thinking the same thing...
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  • bighornsheepbighornsheep Member Posts: 1,506
    Raj20 wrote:
    Kasor wrote:
    You need to work on your communication skills.

    Are you actually being serious???

    Disregard that comment and focus on your job search. What kind of roles are you seeking? Inbound tech support? Outbound "customer service", which may generally be a call centre environment, or something a little higher up such as system admin?

    The hardest part is getting the interview, how about paying somebody to professionally review your cover letter and/or resume?
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