Here i am doing it again. I saw several jobs which i'm not going to apply for, but i did wonder what sort of skills they want and more importantly, to what level of proficiency. I find this sort of thing very hard to figure out from the advertisements, and wondered if there's some sort of knack or code to figuring this out! is there anything between the lines in these adverts for example?
This one i'm not sure it's "IT" at all, looks more like training than computers?LAMP Developer Required
Also, have a look at this one, this is typical of the sort of job advert i often see. It weants so many different things that i always think "well, even if i have one or two of those skills, there's no way i could claim to have the lot", and you know there's always going to be somebody interviewing for this that has been doing it for years or knows the manager of the department, one or the other, or both, so what's the answer? how much do you need to know from a list like this and how do you bluff it? what can you bluff and what shouldn't you? (by bluff i mean: learn on the job)Linux Systems/ApplicationsTrainer
My client is seeking an experienced IT Systems or Applications Trainer to join the expanding team. You will join the existing team, providing training and ongoing support to staff and clients on advanced Software systems. You will be responsible for delivering initial product training and advanced systems training. The role involves all of the following: delivering of classroom-style, pre-prepared training sessions for small groups (between 1-10 individuals). Preparation of training documentation, and related administrative tasks. Delivering pre-prepared and bespoke sessions to both external clients and internal staff. Essential skills/qualifications/qualities: confident communicator with all levels of IT user. Strong IT skills, with good knowledge of Linux or Unix based systems & applications, Microsoft Windows, Word and Excel. Applications software training experience. Excellent organisational skills. A desire to provide first-rate service to our clients is important, as is an appreciation of the urgency of our clients' needs. Possiblity of some world-wide travel. Apply now for a quick turnaround.
Actually that's not the best example because i don't drive and also i don't see how i'm ever going to be learning how to use windows server, or get an MCSE. You see what i mean though, experience of this, that, the other and something else would be preferred....Experienced IT Support Engineer required for a successful and growing IT management Company based in Glasgow.
You will be involved in a variety of 2nd level duties including responding to and resolving technical support queries within service level agreement. You will need to be able to communicate with technical and non-technical users. Customer focused, you will have an attention to detail and the ability to prioritise personal workload.
A robust experience in a similar support environment with extensive knowledge of Microsoft product (Windows PC and Server 2000/2003, Exchange 2000/2003 and Office). Some experience of Comms, networking, firewall and anti-virus would be required. MCSA and/or CCNA preferred. Full driving licence required for occasional on-site client support.