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GraemeK 02-01-2004 10:31 AM

Job Advice
 
I'm currently working as a Systems Support Administrator working closely with a IT manager in maintanining and supporting the networked systems.

To be honest its real boring now! the network is too small and my level of knowledge is out growing my position. We have a mixture of systems including Linux and Windows 2000.

My question is:

where should i be looking for new jobs and what job title fits my skills best? I'd like to think Systems Admin as i've complelety configured the crean-cake.com network by myself inculding smtp, web, dns, samba and ftp on linux as well as an AD setup on 2k server.

any tips would be great!

cheers

G

trickykid 02-01-2004 10:36 AM

Asking for tips on job searching is not Linux technical to me. Moved to General where its more suitable.

Lets please try to place threads in the most appropiate forum. If its not a Linux technical question, it don't go in the Linux forums. Regards.

GraemeK 02-01-2004 10:46 AM

LOL...

it is related to linux because that is my major skill....

whatever

trickykid 02-01-2004 11:02 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by GraemeK
LOL...

it is related to linux because that is my major skill....

whatever

Seriously,

Asking for advice to find any kind of job is not technical, but more of a General type discussion. I moved it cause your not asking a Linux technical question. So it is more suitable in General also as I really don't like the way you responded to my judgement and reason for moving. Its simple to just ignore and move on with the topic instead of commenting on a mod moving your thread.

Regards.

PS. If you want to discuss this any further about me moving your thread, email me privately if you want, if not, lets get on with the topic.

GraemeK 02-01-2004 12:55 PM

Tricky,

I'm not bothered but all i can say is its a little confusing! i post in a 'General' forum and it gets moved to a 'General' forum. now the fact that my thread was based upon a job based around linux i would have thought that was the right forum. Obviously not....... case closed.

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trickykid 02-01-2004 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by GraemeK
Tricky,

I'm not bothered but all i can say is its a little confusing! i post in a 'General' forum and it gets moved to a 'General' forum. now the fact that my thread was based upon a job based around linux i would have thought that was the right forum. Obviously not....... case closed.

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Let me clarify this so others understand as well, which I also have a sticky in Linux - General regarding the forum, what should be posted there, what shouldn't, etc.

Linux - General does not equal General. If that was the case, well, we would just have General or just a Linux - General, but not both.

Just cause its regarding Linux doesn't always mean it goes in Linux - General. We have that forum mainly to ask questions regarding technical type Linux questions which you should only post your questions in if you feel they don't belong in any other Linux forum.

Asking non-technical questions or advice is a general type discussion, so it should go in just General, regardless of if your looking for a Linux job or not.

Our rules do state that: "The owners of LinuxQuestions.org have the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason."

So there, I moved, stated my reasons, lets move on..

And next time email me like I asked if you wanted to discuss this any further.

Regards.

GraemeK 02-01-2004 01:13 PM

Tricky,

This is the description of the forum we're in now...

"This forum is for all questions not in any way related to Linux. Have fun!"

so there's me thinking " well my thread is in some way related to Linux so i'll post here..."

and thats it! i wont be posting with regards to these posts any further!

Delete if ya wish

G

trickykid 02-01-2004 01:23 PM

What part of "Email me privately to discuss any further" do people don't understand? :confused:

mcleodnine 02-01-2004 01:27 PM

The other forums are for technical help regarding Linux/Solaris/xBSD. The General forum is... well it's a lot of different things to different people and I'll leave it at that.

As a guideline - ask support questions in the most relevant forum and keep opinions and non-technical questions in the General forum.

trickykid 02-01-2004 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by mcleodnine
The other forums are for technical help regarding Linux/Solaris/xBSD. The General forum is... well it's a lot of different things to different people and I'll leave it at that.

As a guideline - ask support questions in the most relevant forum and keep opinions and non-technical questions in the General forum.

Thanks mcleodnine, better said than how I was trying to explain it.

The General forum is sort of misleading in its description but yes, Linux related topics go here as well, if they're not deemed technical. But it states how it does so to make sure members don't post off-topic threads outside of it, etc. And we do get M$ related topics and others that have nothing to do with Linux spread throughout the forums, which I clearly don't understand.

Regards.

PS. We don't delete threads either, only under extreme conditions.

GraemeK 02-01-2004 01:40 PM

cool...

Skyline 02-01-2004 01:45 PM

Quote:

This forum is for all questions not in any way related to Linux. Have fun!
It needs changing to something like?

This forum is for non-technical general discussion which can include both Linux and non-Linux topics. Have fun!

or

This forum is for general discussion of wider topics which can, but don't have to be Linux related. Have fun!

or

something along those lines.

XavierP 02-01-2004 01:47 PM

http://linuxdevices.com/jobs/ - just about the only UK linux jobs specific site I could find.


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