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Old 06-02-2009, 08:46 PM   #1
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Is there any known ways to earn money using Linux until I land my first junior linux admin job ? I am an experienced user and read several books and run linux since 10 years or so now.. Doesn't have to be a lot of money but I do have alot of free time and would like to start in the linux field as a professional. Perhaps something I could start myself? But I prefer a steady income.. Any help/opportunities advice would be nice, thanks
Old 06-02-2009, 09:40 PM   #2
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Hi -

As far as finding a job - with or without experience - good luck. I'm not sure where you're located, or what your skill set is - but it's tough.


If you really want to be a Linux admin ... then experience *does* help.

I'd strongly encourage you to *volunteer*: school, a church group, a non-profit organization you belong to/you're interested in. Your volunteer work is experience you can put on a resume ... and just the act of volunteering is likely to open doors.

Again: good luck!

Sincerely .. PSM
Old 06-04-2009, 09:01 AM   #3
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Being an experienced user and reading books will probably not be enough to convince any human resource manager. You should get some kind of qualification certificate at least, though a full fledged IT study is preferred. For a real job you should train your written and verbal communication skills, and probably your own style in terms of appearance. In a perfect world only true dedication and honesty would count, but in corporate business life you need the looks and some certification papers.

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