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    Starting a career in IT

    I'm going to graduate this year and I'm pretty much worried about "how" will I get a job?
    I have seen so far that whenever there is an ad for a vacancy companies always try to put as much stauff as they can what they want from the candidate. I find it pretty hard to match my capabilities with what a company needs.
    Even though I have good grades throughout my studies, I'm still not confident whether i will get a job or not.

    Any suggestions?

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    #2
    dewd, if you are in IT, the question should not be "if" you will get a job or "when" or "where" but "which one"

    There are tons of opportunities out these, I would start by registering with big job sites and look at wetfeet.com which is in my view the best job related site out there.

    Its not just what you know, but how you present it and present yourself.

    More later
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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      #3
      Amber posted a lot of good career site links in one of the previous threads, check it out.

      http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/Forum14/HTML/000076.html

      Another point is that it's true that the list of skills that companies post usually seems quite stringent and over demanding specially in a recent grad's case, but you also need to realize that you need to explode on the skill sets you have in the resume along the lines of what companies are asking for.

      This does not mean that you have to lie, it only means to pinpoint your skill set in a manner that seem more of a fit to majority of the requirements by a company.

      To give you an example, let's suppose that a company is asking for somebody who can work in a distributed objects development environment and looking for people who can program Active-X components.

      Let's say you have a good experience working with Visual Basic and also a good grasp of object oriented programming etc. but have not worked with Active-X at all.

      It may seem to you that since they are looking for Active-x developer, you might not be a good fit. But in reality that's not true. Anybody who has experience of development in VB environment with an distributed objects OOP skill set can develop Active-x components without much difficulty.

      In such a case, you need to explode in your resume on the distributed object development part so that the recruiter can understand that you have such capability.

      This type of explosion becomes quite important specially in the case of recent grads since they don't have industry experience to begin with and are freshly out of school. And recruiters are aware of it as well so they give you a little leeway as long as it can be seen from your resume that you won't have much difficulty in fulfilling the specific requirements without taking a long time to familiarize yourself with it first.

      Good luck.

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        #4
        Hey yahoo !!! MANN
        I do n't think we will graduate this year because I do n't think I can finish the interface by this saturday http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/biggrin.gif Don't Panic but just for your knowledge I have n't started yet http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/biggrin.gif http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/biggrin.gif

        But thanks to those who replied to your question

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          #5
          Thank you roman and fraud
          I think I should start lookin 4 it right now http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smile.gif

          Shezi you r a goof! http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/wink.gif

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            #6
            yahoo did u look at wetfeet.com? great place to start. Another good place is the community for "fast company" called the company of friends..very vibrant nationwide online/offline group.
            The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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              #7
              Yes fraud I have actually and I find it really good. Thanks for your help in this matter, the problem is that I'm not in america. I don't know Why any company will hire me when there are so many american people from prestigious universities are out there?
              Even though I'm not a bad student but I'm not a hounor's list student. But I'm good enough that my lecturer gave me a free pass to attened a two day course offered by oracle in conjunction with sun, intel and hewlett-packard.

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                #8
                Yahoo

                oops i dinn remember that you were down under. If you are interested in coming to US, it is very possible, they are importing ppl from all over because of tech workers shortage in general.

                Dunno bout aussie job market, never really looked into it.
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                  #9
                  yahoo . just following up, how is the search coming along?
                  The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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                    #10
                    Well !!!! why not try Intel Online Services.... www.ios.intel.com

                    or try www.sun.com they do take people from all over the world. If you need anymore info let me know.

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                      #11
                      Mazhar what do you do?
                      Btw have not seen you around before so welcome http://www3.pak.org/gupshup/smilies/smile.gif
                      The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone.

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