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    Education gap and no networking job experience


    Interested in getting a job in the networking domain? Wondering what to do in case of education gap and no work experience? You can read the advice and suggestions from experts here and resolve your queries.

    My age is 32 and I have completed my 10th in 2002, 12th in 2008, graduation in 2012 and PG in 2017. I have done CCNA and Microsoft server 2008 certifications.
    Can I get job as IT network administrator without experience? I have a long education gap, so what should I do?
  • #146165
    Networking, IT Tech support usually don't look for the educational qualifications much during the initial jobs. You have to however take experience in few companies for longer time to cover up for this lost time. So this is completely possible as I have seen many people working with huge educational gap. I suggest starting with any small scale company where they can get you hired for the networking job. You have a huge educational gap. Try to put some experience of other company or the reference in between even if it's not related to networking. That should clear up the confusion of the gap. And hopefully it helps you land the job in those places. There are some of the companies into the tech support and the call center where you can join. And that should get you some headstart.

  • #146170
    With so much gap getting in to a big company is very difficult. You can try in small companies. Once you get in a small company join and put up at least 2 to3 years experience. Once you have the experience, much problem may not be there for getting a job in a good company . You may get a job in a call center also.
    drrao
    always confident

  • #146190
    The long gap is going to be a negative point but if you are in touch with your academic things which means you can work what you know in this area then there will not be any difficulty for you to make out the lost time in due course.

    Of course you will have to start from a small company and should not be much concerned for remuneration. By gaining some experience in small companies you can take advantage of that experience to switch to better companies. One thing which you must consider and follow is that you will have to do extra efforts and may be some home work also to catch up with your contemporaries who have already learned a lot in the industry. IT is still a very fast growing area and new things are replacing the older ones in a fast pace.

    So with hard work and dedication you can still reach your goals which you once envisioned.

    Knowledge is power.

  • #146194
    The long educational gap is certainly a problem. Companies accept only if you have a valid reason for the educational gap. Regarding job as Network administrator without experience, you could join as fresher in small startup companies. You will get more exposure and can learn more things in small companies. After gaining good experience in the same organization for nearly 2years you can get job in the big companies with the gained experience.

  • #146254
    You can get a job in the networking field with these qualifications, especially because you have CCNA. You will have to join as a fresher to do basic networking jobs. As you have a long gap and do not have any experience in the field, you will not be directly selected for any good posts. After working for 2-3 years, gain experience and prove yourself so that you will be eligible for promotions and better employment opportunities. Try to get into a job before your CCNA card expires and also do some additional technical courses relating to networking, which will make you a better candidate for a networking job. Try to get into a MNC or a popular firm when you start so that you can build your career path. Having worked in a reputed company will be an added advantage when searching for another job. While preparing your CV mention that you have 1 year experience in networking or so. White lies are fine if it is for your benefit and if it causes harm to none.
    Regards
    Chitra
    "Do not give up, things might not favour you always"


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