Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Systems Administrator in Raleigh-Durham:
"Talent without work ethic is meaningless."
Work hard and take every assignment you possibly can. Always go above and beyond for your customers.
Systems Administrator in Lehi:
I could have been earning these certificates since middle school if I knew that they existed.
Systems Administrator in New York:
"Job is all face time full time plus after hours work."
Job is all face time full time plus after hours work, then when you earn more as your become senior/experienced, you get outsourced.
Systems Administrator in Indianapolis:
"Undergraduate degree not important except on paper."
Dedication, self-learning, discipline, aptitude, willing to change.
Systems Administrator in Omaha:
Get the expectations of your job beforehand. Know your pay/benefits, expectations and responsibilities. If you've got problems with an issue ask questions. No one learns unless they ask questions.
Systems Administrator in tobyhanna:
"Pay Attention to emerging technology."
There are so many new technologies invented each day. There are many tools that can be used to make IT jobs a breeze. Pay attention to new ways of doing things and stay abreast of updated methodologies. Many IT workers get into a funk, where they become complacent and refuse to discover new ways of approaching old problems. Don't fall into the abyss.
Systems Administrator in Phoenix:
Learn how to take notes. Focus on best-practices and the proper way to execute on them. Think outside the box.