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Hey guys i need some help....so im updating/remamking my resume...and well i have computer skills to sound totally unmodest but do to my fam history and money trouble iv never actually got a certification or taken a class or paid to take a test because i never had the $$ i was wondering if any of you knew a FREE site or w/e were i could take a test answer a few ?'s and print out a certification it doesnt need to be A+ or .net or anything those arent free anyway but any cert will do and i want as many as possible simply as a rough way to show my skill level is their anyway?
 

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First of all, if you spell like that in your resume you won't get far. Second, I doubt something you printed at home will be worth anything. Start with the obvious, previous jobs, education, list what you can do (even if it's just from a hobby) Or go for some company that'll let you work and study at the same time, we got plenty of those here.
 

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everything is worth something Dan, and i can assure you I do not spell like that on my resume. Thanks for the input though.
 

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i agree with dan, they wont take some test you took on the internet. i would suggest finding a local shop that needs help and work for them for a year. build a good relationship with your boss and if you impress him/her you start looking for something a bit more challenging and use your boss as a reference. i know people who worked for small shops and then went onto a decent size tech company with not much official experience and the tech company paid for them to get some basic certifications.
 

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i agree with easy rhino
 
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First of all, if you spell like that in your resume you won't get far. Second, I doubt something you printed at home will be worth anything. Start with the obvious, previous jobs, education, list what you can do (even if it's just from a hobby) Or go for some company that'll let you work and study at the same time, we got plenty of those here.
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Get your foot in the door at a small computer store and go from there
 
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I know it can be expensive, but the best thing you can do is save a little money and get some sort of recognized certification. It'll pay off in the long run. Polaris went and got his A+ cert and then went and got hired by the hospital in our hometown working with their phone infrastructure. He got something like $11.75 per hour full time, which paid off the cost of the test rather quickly. I doubt he would have gotten it without having that exam. You can say you have experience all you want, but most employers (for skilled labor) like to see some sort of concrete proof too.
 

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Well I see thank you for the input guys. I think Im going to continue what Im doing though. I was planning on just including these certs in my resume when i applied for a local pc shop which is exactly why i wanted to get them. Seeing as how you think its a bad idea to even have a base internet cert though perhaps i asked the question in the wrong place. Its my bealive that everything helps, and weather or not its a printed internet certification doesn't matter to me the fact that its by a company and says i took a test and passed and also includes a piece of paper(also printed) saying what i was quizzed on is enough for me. Thank you anyway.
 
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If you're really going to go the internet certification route, try to find one with a reputable, well known, company. Maybe CISCO offers something?
 

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Its not like im looking for the easy way out but i know my abilitys i just want to look good for a local PC shop im not going for anything big. and having something in my portfolio about computers other than i worked as a cashier at a supermarket looks better than nothing.
 

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PM sent(s) :toast:
 

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Well I see thank you for the input guys. I think Im going to continue what Im doing though. I was planning on just including these certs in my resume when i applied for a local pc shop which is exactly why i wanted to get them. Seeing as how you think its a bad idea to even have a base internet cert though perhaps i asked the question in the wrong place. Its my bealive that everything helps, and weather or not its a printed internet certification doesn't matter to me the fact that its by a company and says i took a test and passed and also includes a piece of paper(also printed) saying what i was quizzed on is enough for me. Thank you anyway.


Really, you don't want to do that.... It gives you the exact opposite effect of what you are trying to accomplish. All it will do is make you look like a kid who plays with computer and took a test online and now thinks he is a tech. (I am not saying thats you... )
 

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Its not like im looking for the easy way out but i know my abilitys i just want to look good for a local PC shop im not going for anything big. and having something in my portfolio about computers other than i worked as a cashier at a supermarket looks better than nothing.
You work for a techsite, which can be something. Specially when working in a computer store. Just don't brag about such things, let them ask the questions.
 

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How do i prove i work here? Id need a letter its not like i can walk in their log on on their comps and show them my moderator banner. that looks like just what d44ve said or you like im bragging.
 

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Send me your resume and let me take a look at it.... I will try and "tech" it up for you if you want
 

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You probably have more desirable skills/expierence/abilities/ etc, than you think, the secret is in the wording. Fake certificates will not help they can look them up on the internet the same way you did (and have probably seen them before). CHeck your PM"S, I can help you out.

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Ill get back to you guys.........d44ve and namslas....im still working on it though.
 

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How do i prove i work here? Id need a letter its not like i can walk in their log on on their comps and show them my moderator banner. that looks like just what d44ve said or you like im bragging.
Put it under hobbies. If they ask, answer. Filling up your curriculum is a good thing, interests and such can help. List experience with common software, ie word, excel, Windows. If they think it's relevant they'll ask questions, if not they'll just see a filled curriculum.
 

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If you want... I will get you a couple of resumes from people that applied here to give you an idea of how to go about it....

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My resume

tay? Id appreciate the help in "teching it out" as you sa y im out for all the help i can get really.
 

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My resume

tay? Id appreciate the help in "teching it out" as you sa y im out for all the help i can get really.

You need to add to your experience that you are proficient with all Microsoft Office applications, Any of the OS's that you know... your WPM..... ect ectt


Are you trying to get a job building computers or networking? Read some books on getting a MSCE and SQL and say you are proficient in that too...... just because you don't have a cert, doesn't mean you can put down that you are well versed in it


Also, you say you took classes.... go into detail what you were taught and any experiance with HTML. Explain why you are able to work and repair on servers. Building computers really means nothing.... you really want to hit on the server parts
 

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words per minute -as in typing speed I assume