From 9-5 for the next two weeks I’m enrolled in a Core Technology class, learning the kinds of things they first teach people when they staff help desks.
It’s all great stuff to know, but I feel like I’m not catching on as quickly as some of the other people in the class who are computer engineering and information systems majors.
Today they had one of the managers who’s in charge of hiring for DoIT on campus come in and talk about what they look for in a resume and interviews when hiring for technology jobs. He said they’re more concerned about people’s interpersonal skills than they are their technology skills, to which my teacher replied: “You can make a flashcard that will teach you an acronym, you can’t make a flashcard that will help you to not be a douche bag.”
My teacher is a hilarious man, which makes being cooped up in a computer lab all day more bearable. He also said today: “Now that people know you took this class, when they’re drunk at parties they’re going to want to talk to you about the following things: They’re going to want to talk to you about their computer problems; they’re going to want to talk to you about God, because everyone wants to talk about God even if they’re atheists; and they’re going to want to talk to you about the band instrument they played in junior high that someone told them they could have been really good at once.”
HAHA, fingers crossed I pass the certification exam in 2 fridays!