Need Help Fast – IA Interview

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  • #5159

    smokeybandit
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    I have an interview for the Infrastructure Analyst position tomorrow and I’m not prepared.  I’m searching for interview questions that may be asked, but the resources I find are too general.  I need answers specific to the position.  Let me know if you come across anything useful.

  • #5160

    Mr.Children
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    Infrastructure Analysts is generally a lower position, so much of the questions will be general. They’re basically looking for somebody that is a jack of all trades…familiar with personal computers, windows, linux, networking, virtual machines, possibly some scripting/coding, and possibly cloud computing. If you say keywords like cisco, vmware, aws, powershell, that may show that you’re interested in technology and get you the job.

    Most important, you have to look at the job description and spit that out back to them.

  • #5177

    Mr.Children
    Participant

    How the interview go?

  • #5182

    smokeybandit
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    The phone interview was more behavioural/situational-type questions.  They’re going to follow-up with a face-to-face interview, but I don’t know when that is yet.

  • #5186

    smokeybandit
    Participant

    I have a feeling I will be informed about my interview this morning.  This is an interesting position as it dies require significant travel to other Canadian centres.  I will also be responsible for setting up home network for any person who works from home.

    • #5188

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      Yeah, no wonder why they had behavioral/situational questions. I think it’s a good way to get your foot in the door, but also keep looking for something better. Some jobs I only worked for 1 week, but because people misread my resume, they thought I had extensive experience…but by the time I was being interviewed, it didn’t matter anymore and they liked me. I repeated this many times and I got better jobs and better pay. Then you’ll realize that most jobs are just BS and not needed..but just looks good on resume and a way to weed people out. A lot of people don’t know this, so they stay at their first job for a decade..and make half as much, ore more.

       

       

    • #5191

      smokeybandit
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      The good thing about working for this company is that it’s an international company and being a global company there are many opportunities to advance within.  The IA position is level one, so it’s an entry-level position, but the $28/hr rate is pretty good for entry level.  Beyond that, I could advance to IA II and then System Admin.  But the best part about this opportunity is it matters most where I want my career to progress into.  Some people start out as IA I and then decide they want to be a Developer and cgoose that path.  So the career opps are limitless.

    • #5192

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      $28 is very good entry level. I remember before, anybody who made $20 was making big money. A lot of my peers stay at the same company or job for too long…10 or so years. Then they get upset when I tell them that kids out of college would come in and get paid more than them. I’m just the messenger..it’s called inflation where prices for everything goes up….including wages…but companies will rarely pay much more for the people they already have. People don’t spend more for what they have…they spend more for what they don’t have.

      • This reply was modified 6 days, 13 hours ago by  Mr.Children.
    • #5198

      smokeybandit
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      Your argument about inflation doesn’t make any sense.  Average yearly inflation is between 1.5-3.0%.  If you’re employed, you’re likely to receive a pay increase every year that out-paces inflation.  As long as your performance is good, you’ll surpass inflation.

    • #5199

      Mr.Children
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      Yes, if you stay at a company, they’ll may pay you just enough to keep up with general economic inflation, but I don’t think they are obligated. In the last decade or so, I hear so much about how income hasn’t kept up with inflation. Another reason why it’s not good to stay at a company long! It’s just basic economics…companies don’t have to pay much more for people they already have…but they do have to pay more for people they don’t have. That goes to the different inflation where companies are competing for talent and talent can negotiate for more and more pay. If you’re willing to settle for $15, but to fill the same position, the company has to pay $25….they will pay $25 for the new guy. This is why a kid out of college can get paid more than somebody who has been at a company for 10 years.

      I’m not sure why you’re so focused and hopeful that one company will do the right thing. Most companies are not out for their employees…they are out to make money and to minimize cost. And you want to believe that they’ll do what’s right with you. That’s not how the world works…that’s not how successful people think. What I read so far from you is what poor minded people think. Poor minded people hold onto their jobs and want to believe that their companies will pay them well and do what’s best for them..and complain 10 years later when they don’t!

      I rarely ever read that to be successful, you have to stay at your jobs long term and hope that your company pays you well. Being successful means to grab opportunities when you see them and learn as much as possible. Successful people are constantly changing jobs because that’s how you get to the next level and make more money.

      The “as long your performance is good” is such a poor way of thinking. Poor minded people think about making more money based on their performance review. Hopefully they’ll get a good review and get a raise along with inflation. Successful people grab the jobs that pay the most and offer the most opportunities….this is where you get 20 to 100% raise! Most people probably could easily do that..simply by changing jobs…even to a lower level jobs.

       

       

    • #5200

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      It seems like you’re basing your evidence on everything you read.  You seem to be a sheep trying to conform to the media’s standards.  When’s the last time you actually talked to a real human being about their economic situation.  Most of the people the media talks about aren’t in my life and there’s no evidence that supports your argument.  For a person earning $20/hr, they would need a yearly raise of about $0.60 to match/beat inflation.  I have friends earning $0.25-$0.50 raises every quarter.  It just sounds to me like you’re a poor performer that can’t earn from doing a good job.  Companies definitely don’t need you sticking around too long.

    • #5201

      Mr.Children
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      It’s not the media, though research supports what I say. It’s a fact that the best way to succeed, learn more, and make more money is to switch jobs. That’s what successful people do! They see a job that offers more opportunities to learn and make more money, they grab it…which is usually at other companies. The chances of so many great opportunities in one company is very limited compared to the hundreds and thousands of companies out there. No where does it say that if you want to succeed and make more money, you should stay at one job long term and hopefully your performance review can get you 1-3% raise.

      I say this because I experienced it myself. I use to stay at a job long term and planned to stay 10+ years. However, they let me go and when I started looking for jobs, I was being offered 10s of thousands more…and I doubled my income! My co-worker increased his income by 70k!!!! Tell me what company will offer you more money for doing lower level jobs??? What company will double your income in 1 year?

      If you don’t want to change jobs because it’s just too much work, too lazy, scared, like where you are, etc…that’s fine. However, don’t deny the opportunities that are out there. Don’t get upset at people for telling it like it is. I tell my peers that new workers and college graduates come into their company and get paid more…and they get upset at me. Why get upset at me? If they were positive, they would be motivated and look for another job.

    • #5203

      smokeybandit
      Participant

      The truth is the majority of the companies in business today will be out of business in 5-10 years.  That’s why it’s good if you find a company thats reputable and in business for a long time to stick with it.

      I worked in call centres in the past, all of them were contracted by the company to do the work for them.  This xall centre is different, it’s direct for the company.  That’s the reason why I’m more likely to stay with this company.

      I really hope I land the salaried position.

    • #5204

      Mr.Children
      Participant

      Doesn’t matter how long a business last…successful people work at a company for 3-5 years or so. Smaller and younger companies offer more opportunities to learn and grow. If somebody wants to be successful, look at the opportunities…not just the company.

      https://www.businessinsider.com/earn-more-money-switching-jobs-2017-7

       

       

  • #5189

    smokeybandit
    Participant
    • I had the interview today and when I told them I graduated high school as valedictorian, the interviewer winked at me lol  im hopeful i get the job.  The interviewers were from Witchita and Portland.

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