I have outstanding qualifications, but still no job. I have a B.A. and an M.S. in Management Information Systems from USF. My GPA in undergrad was 3.5, and in grad school was 3.9. I was also Vice President of the MIS Society. In addition, I have like 25 computer certifications- six in Comp/TIA, CWNA, CIW, Office Master, and a bunch of Microsoft certs, equivalent to MCSA. Iíve ran my own computer service for nine years, but thatís just a few hours a week; I need something full time. Iíve been out of school for two years, and Iíve only had one tech support job that paid $14/hr. Iíve heard that average starting salary for MIS majors is like $45K. For someone with a Masterís and my qualifications, it should be much more. Yet, Iíve seen nothing close to that. What am I doing wrong? Iíve been getting 2-3 interviews a month, but no offers so far. I send out resumes on seven leading job sites. I live in Tampa, FL; maybe itís a bad area, but I canít afford to move. Right now, Iím delivering pizza, which is menial, low paying work, that has destroyed my car. My goal is to be a network administrator and I need to get my career back on track. Where are these great-paying IT jobs, and why canít I get them? Your advice is appreciatedÖ
Its not what you know but who you know.
it`s probably who they know! and if your face fits! but yeah, i know what you mean. some of us work our buts off and get nowhere, where others sit on their back side and get everything dropped into their lap!
They practice for 1st impressions(a.k.a. BS if unqualified). Sadly, 1st impressions seem to be mostly all you get in life, and few 2nds.