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IT Career without experience


Kevin Washington Sun City Center, FL

I have my Sec+, Linux+, AWS, and Network+ and Secret Clearance. I was told knowing the right people was even more important to experience. So I was going to get CCNA or PMP thinking it would resolve the experience issue. Looking for best career advice in this instance.

8 May 2024 2 replies Career Exploration



Joe Engle Indianapolis, IN

Hello Kevin.
Experience counts a lot in IT. Entry level positions are how you can get started and get your foot in the door. Even so, there may be lots of competition for the jobs. If you are finding that to be the case, look at smaller companies, maybe smaller towns, where the competition is not so great. The pay may be lower, but get some experience, learn as much as you can, and then move on.
I just checked, and there were 21 entry level positions within 25 miles of your town.
Good luck and thanks for your service!


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

Jobs search:

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More specifically:

Sign onto LinkedIn, create profile, add keywords. export resume, join groups , network to find jobs,

Execute job searches using keywords.
Create a special version of your exported resume for each job, emphasizing how your training & experience matches the employers desired requirements.

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