Trivial Grumblings

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby peypea » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:41 pm

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Bisset » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:07 am

Trivial Grumbling, studying for my Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam in SCCM 2012 is a little dull.
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Jim » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:15 am

I've got quite a few MCTS exams that I should probably sit but can't be arsed. Our company hands out £500 pay rises for each one passed though...
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Bisset » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:22 am

I think it's because I'm putting some serious thought into contracting as a software packager/ SCCM administrator. It would be beneficial to have the extra certifications on ye olde CV
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Jim » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:34 am

If you have experience and merit, the only people to really benefit from MCTS (and the higher tiers) are employers. Their Partner status relies on the certified folk.
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Bisset » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:44 am

True and helps your employer gain their gold status with Microsoft. However, because I'll be starting afresh with contracting it would help a potential client to see I've gone the extra mile to achieve it. Or something.
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Jim » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:50 am

Starting fresh, yeah, it helps to show some personal desire to achieve and learn.

Once you get into it and get more merit and accreditations from your jobs, they kinda mean less. You'll seen be able to talk the talk and convince then of your knowledge in the interviews. Has worked for me.

Oh, also blog. And maintain a LinkedIn profile. Nothing shows off your knowledge more than maintaining a subject matter blog (see mine in my sig).
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Fjar » Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:53 am

Struggling to get my Epiphone-BOA entry under 200 words. Ludicrously small word count.

Do you think they're counting? Is 211 words such a sin?
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby fluffymoo » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:04 pm

And yet again the laundry room is busy. Someone's queued up two loads, but I have a feeling they've left for work and won't be home for another few hours. Ffs, why can't we just have set laundry days?
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby JrHunter » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:09 pm

Fjar wrote:Struggling to get my Epiphone-BOA entry under 200 words. Ludicrously small word count.

Do you think they're counting? Is 211 words such a sin?


Anything over 200 they won't read IMO.
Firstly cause they'll have a shit load to read and secondly cause it's probably a test to see if you can stick to a brief they've given you.
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Fjar » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:13 pm

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Fjar wrote:Struggling to get my Epiphone-BOA entry under 200 words. Ludicrously small word count.

Do you think they're counting? Is 211 words such a sin?


Anything over 200 they won't read IMO.
Firstly cause they'll have a shit load to read and secondly cause it's probably a test to see if you can stick to a brief they've given you.


True. Trying to decide what to shift and re-word is just so hard. :lol:

Imagine us buddying up in the Gibson bus. :lol:
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Luke_X wrote:Got a ruler out and I measure it about 11 inches. Which pretty good value in my mind.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Aaaarrrrgggghhhh » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:16 pm

Agreed.

They'll be looking for an intelligent, yet engaging & concise entry. I find, I actually enjoy the process of increasing or decreasing word counts for this sort of thing.

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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby JrHunter » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:18 pm

Fjar wrote:
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Fjar wrote:Struggling to get my Epiphone-BOA entry under 200 words. Ludicrously small word count.

Do you think they're counting? Is 211 words such a sin?


Anything over 200 they won't read IMO.
Firstly cause they'll have a shit load to read and secondly cause it's probably a test to see if you can stick to a brief they've given you.


True. Trying to decide what to shift and re-word is just so hard. :lol:

Imagine us buddying up in the Gibson bus. :lol:


:lol:

I think each winner gets a +1 as well, so you, me, Annabel and Jim all in the Gibson bus :lol:
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Fjar » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:23 pm

JrHunter wrote:I think each winner gets a +1 as well, so you, me, Annabel and Jim all in the Gibson bus :lol:


Ah yeah! Awesome :D I've got it at 200 now, time to send it off.
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Re: Trivial Grumblings

Postby Jobdone » Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:29 pm

Just saw a man walking around twice my size, not sweating even a quarter as much.

My sweat glands are douchebags wtf.
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