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  • RouteThisWay wrote: » I think what you hope to accomplish, working to achieve, etc all belong in your cover letter. (I would hope everyone submits a cover letter with their resume, right?). In my opinion, a resume is a list of accomplishments o…
  • The Chicago area (and IL in general) is doing really bad job-market wise...we've got a 2% higher rate of unemployment than the US average. A sucky job market makes it even harder to break into a new field, but keep at it and you will succeed. I'…
  • laptop wrote: » Everyone always say start from the bottom....... But, the worst thing is that I'm willing to start from the bottom doing IT work. But, nobody will hire me. Even this is so hard to get my foot in the door. I tried to volunteer in…
  • there's another thread here that's got a lot of great links for student discounts. The one that I've used more than once is the TestOut student discount...~$100/title for their products. It's saved me several hundred bucks so far.
  • I don't think it's a big deal - work study positions are subject to funding availability and to school need, and during the summer both funding and positions can tend to dry up. If you want to be totally up front about it, you can specify the diffe…
  • You'll need to create a transcript and then send it to [email][email protected][/email] sure to reference your MCP ID in the message/text sent along with the transcript. I'd recommend doing a trial one and sending it to yourself first so…
  • JrSysAdmin wrote: » I guess my experience was just different than yours. Perhaps because I attended a university with around 30,000 students and there was no way you could keep attendance and grade homework in classes with 400+ students. Once I go…
  • JrSysAdmin wrote: » I would say by the time I was a junior in college, the majority of my classes had between 1 and 3 tests, and that was your entire grade...and I don't think that is out of the realm for normal for any university. Homework is jus…
  • according to this, you meet the requirements & should be MCSE. (620 does count as an elective for MCSE.) And yes, it does take a little while for the test center to upload the info to MS and then for MS to update their info on the MCP site, …
  • well, crap. Guess it's time to double-check and see if there's anything funky going on my my credit reports...
  • captobvious wrote: » +1, they will ask if they want to know. You don't need an objective on a resume. Employers all know your objective, to get a job. agreed on the removal of the wages...and also on the objective part. I've never really …
  • yeah, I have to agree that the 620 is probably among the easiest MS exams out there. In comparison to the 290, worlds apart. I had to do much more prep for the 290 (not to imply that the 620 didn't take prep or knowledge...it was just a different …
  • Congrats!!
  • have you checked on your state's laws regarding unemployment? Each state varies slightly...but you may be able to keep filing for unemployment (but not receiving unemployment) while you're working the contract job. Talk to your local officials &am…
  • Sorry to hear you didn't pass. You can't take your next shot at the exam for free - unfortunately, it has to be set up before the taking of your first exam for it to be applied towards your second exam. However, you can register for the second…
  • I don't mean to be discouraging, but I would recommend holding off on retaking the exam until you get some more study time in - it's a relatively wide margin from your score to the pass mark to be spending just a few days reviewing. Use your exam s…
  • depends on where you are job hunting - some areas put more stock in college certificates than others. I saw more cert programs like that when I was living in Toronto for a while...they don't seem to get much respect here in the US though from what …
  • NightShade03 wrote: » It's funny you mention that, there was some other article that the "misses" was reading that talked about the top 40 people under 40. About 70% of them didn't go to college. What does that tell you? ...that 28 people …
  • I have a geology undergrad degree. I segued into IT after a couple years of doing some quasi-IT support-related stuff at previous jobs...I got my A+ and my first IT job was a very unglamorous tech position working with a small, home-based tech supp…
  • When a potential employer is looking at your resume and they see a lot of short stints, it will definitely give them pause - why would they spent the time and effort and money to train you (even if it's just to acclimate you to the company) if you'r…
  • one more simple thing to try is another CD...unlikely, but it's an easy thing to try, I've had this make a difference in the past.
  • Hyper-Me wrote: » Dont lie, you knwo thats what you wear to work every day. okay, you caught me, but I totally save the sparkly stretch pants for disco-wear...
  • I don't think you'll be expected to memorize all the beep codes out there...every manufacturer (and even model) has its own list of codes, so there is no standard. The error (number) codes, however, are standard and may be worthwhile to peruse. …
  • okay, so part of me thinks this is pretty silly, but part of me thinks it's good to see a "woman" in what's a traditionally male role. Although that outfit? Pftt...
  • I'd have to agree - the mix of questions on every exam is different, so if you get one that's heavy on that 27% you're not strong on, then you could be setting yourself up for a failure. I'd say put down the practice exams and start reviewing tho…
  • dynamik wrote: » VCP is a different story since the course is a requirement. I personally prefer to do CBTs or read since I can go at my own pace and not have all the material thrown at me in very rapid succession. +2. I liken cramming to tr…
  • awesome, congrats!!
  • congrats on getting the interview! So have you been able to glean anything else from the job ad (or from the recruiter or from whoever/wherever you applied for the job)? If you have time, I would say contact whomever you can at the company or re…
  • brad- wrote: » Its not an issue of tmie or study for me, it is an issue of money. They charged an arm and a leg for those certs specifically because they were for life, so their business model knew with no renewals, they would have to get all thei…
  • if you got laid off from that first job, then say so - there's no shame in being laid off, as it's by no fault of your own that the company either couldn't keep the company afloat enough to keep you. I'd caution you about lying, but you will need…