How to get your first IT Job (Resume Attached To This Lecture)

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Getting your first IT job can be very frustrating! In this lecture I am going to cover a few things you can do to help you get an IT job. Make sure you check the resources section because I have included an example resume you can use that includes experience gained from this course!

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English I want to cover a few things that will help you get an ideal job. You can break down the process of getting an I.T. job in five steps. First you need some experience then you need a resume then you need to apply to countless I mean hundreds of jobs. And then about 10 to 20 interviews then you need to negotiate a salary or an allergy wage between the three or four interviews that actually want to hire you and then you'll start your job. OK so sounds simple and you can't always just narrow it down to such a science. But if you put this is your goal this is the process that I'm going to follow. And then you keep repeating this process eventually you will get an I.T. job. All right. So the first thing there was experience. Now if you don't have a resume and you don't have any experience we need to be focusing on right now is getting experience as much as you possibly can. Every time you use a new technology well there Server 2012 group policy or actor director you need to write it down so you can add it to your resume later. Number two is resume now. You need to get your resume together you need to write down everything you feel you've learned and practice talking about each line on your resume. Now that's really important because the last thing you want to have is an interview ask you about a line or a paragraph on your resume and you'll be the last words for example if you write down group policy manager and he says OK and you know tell me about Group Policy Management and it's going to stop there and you're going to have to be able to pick up and say you know something more than oh yeah I've worked in group policy and you know you have to be able to talk about OK I've created group policy objects sign to use and you know that whole deal. So practice practice practice talking over your resume also send your resume to your friends family and especially anyone that you know that may work in the field or be a manager or have any kind of managerial experience because they'll catch any kind of errors or mistakes that you've made in your resume. Number three is apply to jobs. So once you have some form know experience like the experience you're going to gain from this course you need to start applying to jobs. Now if you're not employed at this time do not consider yourself unemployed. You do have a job and your job is to apply and get another job. So every single day you need to be getting on the computer looking for job listings on every Web site you can find in applying to every job that you can find. Now if you're not doing interviews I'd ask you when was the last time you applied 50 jobs a day for a whole week. You know if you do that you will get an interview. And if you do that and you don't get an interview with maybe it's time to go back and look at your resume maybe you have some blaring you know issues with your resume or you don't have any experience. So that's the kind of hustle that you're going to need in order to get a job sooner rather than later . You can take your time and apply to three jobs a week if you want but you might not find the right match for three or six months you know. So just get busy and start applying to those jobs. Now number four is the interview like I said before you must spend time rehearsing your resume at an interview your job is to sell yourself. So you have to have a good sales pitch down. It's something that you need to practice if you know you have an interview coming up. Go ahead and stop and spend some time practicing talking about yourself because every interview that I've been to they said OK so William you know tell me about yourself and that's where you step in and say I'm a self-motivate administrator I am competent with Server 2012 Active Directory group policy I've built domain controllers before I've worked with Windows 10 and so forth all the experience that you've gained in this course. Now you can also talk about you know pursuing a bachelor's degree in information technology if that's the case. If you have any certifications then you can talk about that as well but you have to practice your sales pitch. So when you go to an interview you can set yourself high and make a good impression. And number five is negotiating the salary and when he done all your homework you gain experience you've written a good resume played the countless jobs you saw herself well on the interview you will have recruiters coming back to talk to you. Now when you ask the question what are you looking for in terms of salary sometimes I'll just give you a number. Instead of asking and that's the best scenario when they just say you know this job pays 80 k 90 K or Whatever the case may be. You always countered back by asking what the salary range is. If they say 40 to 60 K depending on experience then ask in the mid to high range of 55 K. if this job pays 40 K 10 you're looking for 50 k. Always go above the number given but don't seem like you aren't willing to negotiate. So they say the job pays 40 to 50 K and you say you have really been looking for 55. They might say OK well we can get you in a 50. And what you've done is you've gotten yourself the top of the salary range and that's what you want . OK so check the resources of this lecture for example resume. It includes all these brands that you'll gain this course. And of course change it around to wherever you like whatever you like don't like add remove take away from it. It's yours to use so I wish you the best of luck in your job search. And I will see you in the next lecture.