How do I get started in the IT Job market

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Career Development
IT careers
IT jobs
Junior Network Engineer
Networking careers
I have Network+ and MCP, But I do not have enough experience. I am interested in networking (computer of IP). Anyone knows how I can get started. Thanks

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If you went to college or a trade school check and see if they have job placement services. You could also try looking for a job with the Geek Squad¬†they are in many areas around the country and while the pay might be a bit low, you can really rack up some experience dealing with a wide variety of technical challenges. Some of these challenges you will discover to be a real “PICNIC” (Problem In Chair, Not In Computer). Try some of the smaller computer shops in your area, again the pay is generally low, but the experience is what you are after.
Good Luck!

Also continue training if that is possible. Start taking classes for windows server certifications while you are job hunting. As your level of knowledge increases your possibilities also increase for employment. Call center/help desk is also a good place to gain knowledge and experience. It’s where I started! Keep going, I wish the best to you!


If you are interested in Networking, go for Cisco certifications. Cisco is very well respected in all levels of networking and it is the most popular networking vendor. There aren’t very many low experience positions in Network Engineering, so you should go for a CCNP and try to work at a helpdesk for a networking manufacturer.

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  • Lightmike
    Remember the old addage, "it's who you know..." Network with everyone you know about opportunities and contacts to call, nothing beats the old "I'm a friend of...they suggested I talk to you about opportunities...".
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  • Kevin Beaver
    How do you mean you don't have enough experience? You can get experience at home by setting up your own lab. That's how I got started... I've written extensively about getting started down the IT career path. For some good check out this and this.
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