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I only have six months experience in the computer industry, and that was in 2012. I gave up since I had bad interviews.


cary chiasson Beaumont, TX

How do I get the people hiring to actually want to look at me. I am working on getting my skills better. It's taking a good while to do this. Then I get people for class resources that say they called my phone and it never rang and they say they left a message and it wasn't there. I am at a loss. I am taking lots of free classes to get me going. Just wondering if there is any advice.

10 June 2022 4 replies Mentoring



Paul Tusting Salt Lake City, UT

Companies often use temp agencies to "test drive" entry level positions.
I just did a google search for "Temp Agency Beaumont, TX" and a number of companies popped up.

Early in my career, I got a entry level IT job via a temp agency.
If the client company likes you, it can often lead to a full time position.
Once you have some full time experience, you can revisit searching for the ideal job.

Good luck, you got this!

13 June 2022 Helpful answer


Jeff Martin Ashburn, VA

I’d suggest that you network at the target company or industry. Use LinkedIn to find people already working there and reach out to them. Ask them the process they used to get hired and ask them to help you navigate the hiring process and if they are willing, ask them to submit you as a referral. These activities require much more time on your part but in my opinion would greatly increase your chances for success. Good luck!


Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

Hello Cary. Be sure to check out job sites like,, etc. I just did a search on, selecting -- "Information Technology", "Beaumont,TX" and "Entry Level".
Indeed came back with 16 results. Everything from a church IT support position, to a help desk tech job, to a pc repair position, and more. Start at entry level so you can see what areas of IT you are good at, or that you want to do in the future. And the pay is still good.
Once you get some experience, more doors will be open to you. By the way, companies usually train their employees for customer support positions, and phone help desk positions!

Be sure you have a good resume. As you are entry level, most of it should be your IT , classes, any experience, and any IT projects you have worked on. Also include about 10% items showing you are reliable, can handle projects on your own, etc.

Dont be hard on yourself. Getting any job can take time. Be sure to take all the classes you can. The more education the better! Education is the best investment you can make. Just keep at it.

Good luck and thanks for your service.


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

You could use email instead of your phone?
Some phones don't want to get wet. Ziploc bag?
Seems like you are OK!
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Every Day is beautiful, just wear proper PPE

Try to learn from interviews. Its just people talking. You can ask questions too,
and make suggestions.

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