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Old 20th March 2017, 10:23 AM   #226
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Also it doesn't take 2-3 hours to update your resume. Only takes 30-40 minutes at most if you really want to add sparkle to your CV/resume w/cover letter.

I don't think IT is a profession suited for you and I'm starting to evidently see it in this thread.
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Old 20th March 2017, 10:25 AM   #227
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Jesus Christ foliage, that's a level of motivation I can only aspire to have one day. I'm flat out having enough energy when I get home to clean the bathroom.
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Also it doesn't take 2-3 hours to update your resume. Only takes 30-40 minutes at most if you really want to add sparkle to your CV/resume w/cover letter.
Linked in is a good way to keep an online resume. Just chip away at it every few months and by being proactive you will get lots of cold calls and recruiters calling you so you don't even need to actively look for jobs.
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I'm flat out having enough energy when I get home to clean the bathroom.
Get a Maid.

$40-odd a week.

Best fucking decision ever.

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I 110% agree with this
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Old 20th March 2017, 10:31 AM   #230
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Get a Maid.

$40-odd a week.

Best fucking decision ever.



I 110% agree with this
It's more a motivation/exhaustion issue, you could replace that with anything really. My work is just very draining for me, introvert in an extroverts world and all that. Hence reading through this thread
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Don't quit your job to learn and blow through cash. You can learn on the job. Financially it's better to have an income coming in and learn.

Paralysis by analysis......

Stop your lists and polish the resume. This is step one as you'll need it and you don't want to miss an application as you're scrambling to update a resume.

Go on seek and apply for any job that sounds remotely like something you can do, it's a numbers game and really a third to 1/2 are recruiter bait ads.

Get on Linkedin and start networking

Jump on the O365 course mentioned here

Grab some Microsoft training books and fire up the Azure offer above and start your labs. Hardware should not be a limitation now days. Spend 2 hours a day learning, go to bed earlier and wake up earlier if you need quiet time. Take lunch to work, find a corner and read. Go home and practice on your lap. If an employer asks questions advise you have an Azure lab and would be happy to show them your set up. They probably wont take you up but the fact you have it going is better than nothing at this point. Once you're comfortable book in with Prometrics for a test.

Step 1 is key though, fire off some applications already.
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Step 1 is OP stop being lazy, self motivating himself and actually doing rather then waffling around; planning this and that, making excuses to himself....just jump into it. Updating your resume/CV is the first thing to do.
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Jesus Christ foliage, that's a level of motivation I can only aspire to have one day. I'm flat out having enough energy when I get home to clean the bathroom.
I was the same in most of my twenties and at uni. I did fuck all other than sleep in, play computer games and procrastinate. The only difference now is I get enjoyment out of what I do, so it itself is motivating, eg I feel better doing it than not.

Though initially there was some hard yards, I do most of it for fun now so you just make the time to make it happen. I also sleep a lot less (well less time in bed) so I get more time now. Get up at 7am on weekends and go to bed at 11-12 at night and I get another 4 hours that I didn't have before. I also sleep better ironically due to being more tired. I think I can count on one hand the amount of times I got up before 11am between age 20-25, I wish I started getting up early a lot younger!

Also modafinil really helps when you really can't be fucked at work.
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Preaching to the choir - but I'm just saying that having a maid rock up and clean the place, fold/iron my laundry and do those periodic jobs (oven, bathroom, windows, etc) for the weekend is fucking great.
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Preaching to the choir - but I'm just saying that having a maid rock up and clean the place, fold/iron my laundry and do those periodic jobs (oven, bathroom, windows, etc) for the weekend is fucking great.
I have absolutely no doubt
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Has anyone done any of the certification prep courses on Udemy? I notice that they regularly have specials and free course promotions, which may be beneficial to OP.
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Has anyone done any of the certification prep courses on Udemy? I notice that they regularly have specials and free course promotions, which may be beneficial to OP.
Ignore the Azure ones done by Duffy, they are really really bad to learn from. There will be some much better ones on the market in a few weeks time.

I also offered OP access to some AWS certification courses if he wanted to go down the path of learning about the second best public cloud (After Oracle, of course) for skilling up.
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I would be looking into Pluralsight and/or CBT Nuggets over Udemy.
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Most jobs require experience. If I go for a job now, first 2012 / 2016 / O365 question and I'm out the door. I found a very similar position to what I'm in the other day... $50-$60k salary. Unforunately the industry wants blood from a stone, unless you have the certs and experience to back up the job requirements.
You know this how?

From all the jobs you have applied for in the 3 weeks since the OP? or because instead of actually doing, you have spent 3 weeks looking for reasons not to do?

The industry asks for blood from a stone, because they advertise for their ideal candidate. Maybe 1 in 100 jobs find someone that fits all their needs.
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Preaching to the choir - but I'm just saying that having a maid rock up and clean the place, fold/iron my laundry and do those periodic jobs (oven, bathroom, windows, etc) for the weekend is fucking great.
This is someone who realize the most valuble commodity is time. The time you save and can spend doing other things while yes for some people is wasting money... is priceless for those of use that are desperate for time.

CBB.. i'm going to be honest.. back when i was managing and hiring for teams in a MSP. I've seen you likes come through the door and right back out again.

I hire for attitude and willingness to work as a team. I can teach you software but if you haven't got the right mindset.. i'll send you packing.


Nothing I've seen can't be fixed from you but your attitude just screams to potential employers that you will be difficult once hired.

please don't take this as a personal attack as i've seen your many threads and the type of replys you often get but potential employers don't give a shit about your personal issues. What they want is someone willing to do the job/Learn the job and work easily within their current team.

Having someone with specialised skills isn't what your job specturm demands so having the right attitude is much more important than what software you have used or not. Excused why you have not done something for 15 yrs won't looked kindly or allowed any leeway when in a job interview.

That being said... its easier and more cost efficient (read free) to setup virtual Vms running all manner of software/technologies than ever before.

Not having done it means you don't want to... thats plain an simple.

Maybe consider another profession.
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