I have over 20 years working on computers and networks, starting all the way back with Novell 3.1x. Many of the systems I have used a heuristic approach when dealing with various platforms within the same network. In just the past three years I have worked on over 4,000 systems alone. My projects have ranged from simplistic to numerous 6-figure, multiple location and multiple discipline aspects.
Currently I am enrolled in the Project Management Certificate program at the University of Nevada, Reno. At the same time I am also studying advanced networking and security. I am looking for a position in the IT field as a Project Manager, preferably in either healthcare, security or education. http://www.linkedin.com/in/cliffordjenkins
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Since I’ve updated my LinkedIn Profile, I’ve been receiving about six or seven job offers or interviews weekly. Just last week I took two of AT&T’s skills based tests and manager level interviews, that were all very promising. With my skill set and experience the position is definitely “entry-level” for me, however I am looking more at the “foot-in-the-door” aspect with this economy.
At the same time, I had an interview with another IT based company that I think I’m more interested in their niche in the whole IT managed help situation. On Monday I had my first interview with a very nice gentleman from their company. He expressed the need and desire to hire a Technical Support Analyst – Tier I in my time zone to telecommute. During the interview it was expressed that the normal process was approximately two months from initial contact until date of hire. Two days later, I had my second interview with two of their senior employees in both Tier III and Support Supervisor. Again, I was pleasantly surprised during the interview process of how likable these gentleman were. Within less than 60 minutes after that interview concluded, Ben, the manager from the first interview was calling me back with a HR on the phone, asking if I could fly back, 2,500 miles to meet with them in person. Needless to say, I’ve become very impressed.
In less than 36 hours, I flew from the west coast to Washington D.C., had a four hour interview with a couple of members of their staff, flew back to the west coast; only to have a voice mail waiting for me, requesting references so that I may move on to the next step of the hiring process.
After speaking to some of my references, things are looking good and all that is left is a sign off by the CEO and founder of the company. The next 36 hours I will hope that things go well.
Meanwhile, I have other larger companies awaiting for my response for positions such as “Project Management for Network Vulnerability Assessment” and other engineer and job skill specific tasks that I have trained for and have learned during the last 22 plus years of working with computer networks alone.