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Good eve folks

 

I am doing a task coming up soon, for a informational job interview based on the computer field of work. Comparably it would be questions, on how you got to where you are, what I should be doing to prepare for said job before I am done with my college degree, and the things I should focuses on in today's workforce. Thank you for your time, and consideration, overall it would be around 10 or so questions over a chat format of your choice and specialty :).

 

Amarock Amat

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I am interviewing someone that is already in the profession, that I am going to school for.

 

The point of this exercise, is to be aware of challenges, and issues of searching for a job, including specific talents wanted or needed. If those that am interviewing have questions, or of course folks can post them below on suggestions that are good to ask. 

 

Your not being a pain , your actually helping this topic  stay ontop of the views so ....your helping my assignment possibly get completed thank you :)

 

amarock amat.....

 

 

ps...to recap... I am looking for those that are in the networking or security professions, Although I am looking into computer programmers,game designers,those with genuine field experience. I am not 100 percent set in my ways of what I want to do with my life.

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"computer field" is entirely too broad a topic.

you've got web designers, database managers and designers, graphic artists, systems administrators, interface designers and programers, application programmers, debuggers, data entry clerks, and fifty other jobs ranging from "a monkey could do it" to "needs at least a bachelors degree". so you might want to narrow down specifically what you are chasing.

basic computer use is a must, and at least familiarity with the types of tools used in the job description, and how those work (don't think car mechanic, think taxi driver). most will require strong math skills.

 

first rule of interviewing for a job is to know as much about the job as possible before hand, including all the skills required to do that job. second rule is be prepared, and enthusiastic. third rule is, if you don't know, be willing to say so, offer a guess, and/or to find out for sure later. pretty much applies to any field of work.

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Well my main peaks of interests are IT guys, networking, programming ---specifically web programmers. My current goal at this moment is to get a degree in Networking and Security, but have been told that the degrees tend to semi transfer between jobs. That if they need you bad enough and you already have exposure to the culture they will cross train you- start you off at entry area and train you- .

 

I do have a set of questions, but been told already that am not allowed to do book research and answer the questions off hand in the manner. Bleh.. lol .   Thank you for your help void

 

Amarock 

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that sounds like mostly server admin and database construction. learning the basic Apache/MySql/PHP packages are going to be a prerequisite, as well as Linux. you'll also want a background in networking protocols and routing, and TCP/IP (the most boring class you'll ever hate, and barely use). familiarity with the hardware being used now will help but not be a requirement.

database design is also a course unto itself, it looks simple from the outside, but it's full of gotchas and thing that have to be considered before even setting it up.... good database designers make monster cash, and deserve it because it's a major headache, to both satisfy current needs, and predict ways in which it might be used later, and expansion.

 

setting up your own LAMP (jgi) server at home will go a long ways towards education.

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