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You searched for:
Locations: within 10 miles of Telford
Channel: IT & Internet Sector
Specialism: (Helpdesk/Support OR Web Development) AND (Graduate &/or Entry Level)

Unfortunately your search did not match any of our current vacancies.

This is one of the downfalls of specialising in IT. Employers are far and few between and when you do find something they expect you to know EVERYTHING. If I could program in Java or could manage an entire business’ network (networks are not my strong point) single handed: I’d be quids in! My local paper has perhaps one IT job a week featured and they’re always miles away thus bringing around the problem of transport.

I can see me working in McDonalds by the end of September.

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11 comments so far

  1. Manon said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 11:20 am

    isn’t that always the way?? no matter what you chose to specialize in, when you go out there, someone will want something ELSE. It’s so frustrating. I have done the McDonald’s bit (though not AT McDonald’s – but a locally owned burger joint) and it totally is NOT worth it. You could never pay me enough to do it again… only because I’d just come off a bank job a year earlier and a lot of my old customers liked to sort of point out that “this seems like a step down now doesn’t it”… arrrgghhh people LOL

  2. Sim said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 11:48 am

    It’s a shame they didn’t take you on permanently, and that you can’t find a new job (yet – hopefully that’ll change). I don’t know if this would be your thing, but have you ever thought of doing – in the meantime, anyway – freelance design and coding work? I know that if I ran a business, I’d pay for a site with a decent layout that all my visitors could view and a database or updating system that meant all I had to was type in words! Anyway, just a thought. At least it would keep McDonalds at bay =P

  3. Katy said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 12:12 pm

    I’ve found that the kind of IT jobs that I would want (ie anything internetty) require ASP, .net and whatever database system Microsoft uses. I’ve seen ONE php job, and it was in coventry. poo. can’t see anyone paying me much if I started my own webdesign/development business either, meh. Not that there are huge amounts of science/tech jobs here either :( by the way, what site are you searching on?

  4. Vix said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 1:49 pm

    I feel your pain. :( My job is also so incredibly specialised, so my chances of getting out and finding someplace new are slim to none. :( Good luck with the job-hunting. If I see anything pertinent, I’ll let you know. ;) V xx

  5. Jenny said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 2:03 pm

    Maybe you should work from the internet? Heh. Good luck with job hunting. :)

  6. Stephanie said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 4:43 pm

    Plenty of internet corporations are normally looking to IT people etc. to build programs… Not PHP, persay, but if you learned Perl, Java, C++, etc… then you might be in. Have you tried searching for database administration? You could do that if you have a decent grip of SQL.

  7. Jem said:
    On September 7, 2005 at 4:44 pm

    ..which was exactly my point Cherr. They expect you to know all of these things and, well, I don’t. :P

  8. Stephanie said:
    On September 8, 2005 at 9:44 am

    But if you have a grip of SQL (which you do, or you’re a good pretender ;P) you can get a db admin job that goes for about 35-40k USD entry-level…

  9. Jem said:
    On September 8, 2005 at 10:08 am

    Maybe is the US.. but over here I live in a relatively built up town where most of the ‘skilled’ jobs are taken and those that aren’t require ten times the amount. There are jobs going a bit further afield but I have no transport and I don’t think I could work there because they’re such shitty areas.

  10. Nikki-ann said:
    On September 8, 2005 at 1:12 pm

    Telford? Your local paper isn’t the Shropshire Star is it? :)

  11. Kenna said:
    On September 8, 2005 at 9:19 pm

    Have you thought of freelancing? I know I would hire you for a short bit to design a SQL database for me. I’m about to kill myself over doing it on my own. You have enough visitor base and reputation that I could certainly see that work for you. I would say, try it and see if it works before demeaning yourself to flipping burgers, darling. G’Luck. ^^;