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Jan 30 2012   5:39PM GMT

Persistence Pays Off in IT Newbie’s Job Search

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

These days, I’m blogging for three Web sites about IT career and certification topics. In addition to this very blog, you can also find me opining and reporting on such subjects at least weekly for:

  • Tom’s IT Pro: Making It in IT – Certification & Training
  • Pearson IT Certification: there’s a link to my unnamed blog on the “Ed Tittel’s IT Certification Success” Web page on that site (Hint click on the link labeled “Read all blog posts,” then look for my most recent posts in chronological order there; this blog lacks its own landing page for yours truly because it’s a joint and revolving effort from many contributors).

Recently, I had the rare privilege of fielding an email from a reader who simply wanted to report on how he managed to find himself an IT job, though he was fresh out of school and didn’t have any full-time, permanent IT job experience. This appears in a bonus blog for Tom’s IT Pro dated this morning (January 30, 2012) and entitled “IT Careers: Certification and Motivatin Pays Off.”

Blog head for IT job hunt success story

Blog head for IT job hunt success story

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It’s an interesting story that’s bound to be inspiring for those seeking their first full-time IT jobs (be they career changers from other fields, fresh out of school, or otherwise entering the civilian workforce for the first time). I don’t want to spill too many of the details, or spoil the story, so let me just say here that my original title included the phrase “Persistence pays off” and the blog post provides some very nice particulars about how one young man was able to parlay a series of part-time, short-term contract positions into a nicer-than-expected full-time permanent position as a systems administrator. Great stuff!

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