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Raj in Falls Church, Virginia

82 months ago

Hi how can i apply for system admin jobs

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Bozo in Clearwater, Florida

82 months ago

Raj in Falls Church, Virginia said: Hi how can i apply for system admin jobs

Hmm. That is a tough question and most definitely a tough answer.

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JeffreyK in Columbia, Maryland

69 months ago

You have a good start on the resume. However, this looks ugly with the garbage characters that replaced the bullets. Make sure you know what format your resume needs to be in before you post it online. Save it as plain text, substitute an asterisk (*) or dash (-) for the bullets.

Do a Web search on "Scanner-Friendly or Scannable Resumes". Then update resume, upload it, and fill out all the extra info to help employer's with searches.

I'd recommend you flesh it out some more, add more description to the bullet points. Ask yourself some questions about what you did --

- you managed a server-based network (as opposed to a workgroup?) ... what hardware was used for the servers and workstations/clients? Dell and HP experience is common and may be required for some positions.

- Installing, managing and troubleshooting Windows 2000 Server. Did you simply install Windows, or did you purchase the hardware yourself? How much control did you have in making decisions? You configure the machine to IT department standards or did you write the standards? Did you write scripts to do some of the configurations?

- Managed user accounts and resources for students and employees. How many users? 10, 100, or 5,000? What resources, printers and shares? Or does this include providing access to databases? Do you have SQL Server or IIS experience?

Don't be afraid to add another sentence or two to give the reader an idea of the types of systems you have worked on.

Include information about what you accomplished -- "developed a script that will now add 100 new users in less than one minute compared to previously taking 3 hours to do manually. Awarded employee of the month for this achievement."

You can sell yourself, but avoid boasting or making false claims.

Be prepared with a one minute story about this accomplishment for the interview. Make sure you can remember details in case they ask probing questions to find out if you really know what was done.

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