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Intern at 16?





Jamestf347
Well I'm really good with computers, i've taken an A+ computer repair class, and C++ development class in my highschool, and hoping to get A+ certified this summer... anyone know of any companies that could possibly hire a 16 year old with A+ certification... I'm looking into something with repairing computers, and i'm not sure anyone would take me seriously at 16.
coreymanshack
Jamestf347 wrote:
Well I'm really good with computers, i've taken an A+ computer repair class, and C++ development class in my highschool, and hoping to get A+ certified this summer... anyone know of any companies that could possibly hire a 16 year old with A+ certification... I'm looking into something with repairing computers, and i'm not sure anyone would take me seriously at 16.


Noone is going to take you seriously, if you have a car, go to the nearest town and find some place that sells computers, apply there and it's a start for your resume.
snedan
wow good job there mate on your effort. So back to the question; directly hire at 16, hm i don't think so. But if you are referred by someone, you know how it goes, then yes. Try talking to your relatives and friends, maybe someone has hookup, or knows someone that needs 1st tier technician. And remember persistence always pays off. Goodluck.
AftershockVibe
I think you're more likely to find part time work than an internship (although in practice there may well be no difrerence!).

As was implied by others, you're more likely to find work in a place which sells computers. They probably have a place out the back for putting them together and fixing problems so that would get you a good start.
jwellsy
You might consider doing some volunteer work. I know the local community college uses voluteer IT student help. When they hire part time and full time help the first place they pull from is from the student voluteer force.

Places that use voluteer IT folks includes:
Community Colleges
High Schools
Jr High Schools
Churches
Disability Services Centers
Boys/Girls Clubs
Community Centers


Entry IT jobs are very low paying. The market is saturated with talented people. Even our secretary at work has a computer engineering degree that she can't find a job with. Granted it's very good stuff to know. That's why they teach it in jr high schools. But to make money with it you have to somehow stand out from the rest of the world, like doing volunteer work.
coreymanshack
jwellsy wrote:
You might consider doing some volunteer work. I know the local community college uses voluteer IT student help. When they hire part time and full time help the first place they pull from is from the student voluteer force.

Places that use voluteer IT folks includes:
Community Colleges
High Schools
Jr High Schools
Churches
Disability Services Centers
Boys/Girls Clubs
Community Centers


Entry IT jobs are very low paying. The market is saturated with talented people. Even our secretary at work has a computer engineering degree that she can't find a job with. Granted it's very good stuff to know. That's why they teach it in jr high schools. But to make money with it you have to somehow stand out from the rest of the world, like doing volunteer work.

Yea I volunteer at my high school's IT department. Just start talking to the admin and become friends.
soljarag
Its all about who you know. So you need to get out there and meet people. The more people you talk to the greater chance you'll find an opening
tukun2009manit
Jamestf347 wrote:
Well I'm really good with computers, i've taken an A+ computer repair class, and C++ development class in my highschool, and hoping to get A+ certified this summer... anyone know of any companies that could possibly hire a 16 year old with A+ certification... I'm looking into something with repairing computers, and i'm not sure anyone would take me seriously at 16.


companey takes interns at undergraduate level its good that in the age of 16 you know so much u keep trying u will definately get it
Cddhesh
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Noone is going to take you seriously, if you have a car, go to the nearest town and find some place that sells computers, apply there and it's a start for your resume.


Totally agree. You can also start your own small business too and become famous.Jobs will come at your doorsteps.you can have a good site of yours on frihost, where u can be get paid to solve difficulties of people using computers.
C++ is v good technology field that has no end , so don't worry, clear certifications and load your resume
Jamestf347
Thanks for everyones advice, and inputs. I'm getting A+ certified first week of school But Just Going To Wait And See What I get into : )
Jamestf347
This really helped me too...

What is A+ Certification?
The A+ certification is vendor-neutral and consists of two exams. To pass, you must demonstrate knowledge of installing, configuring, upgrading, troubleshooting and repairing desktop systems. Updated in 2006 is the ability to choose the second exam from a list of three specialist exams that highlight one of the following roles: IT Technician, Depot Technician, or Help Desk Technician.

Why Should I Get an A+ Certification?
Possibly the most popular entry-level certification, the A+ is for people with some experience (6 months or less) in computer service. Once completed, this is a widely accepted certification that demonstrates expert knowledge of hardware and software technologies. This is an excellent certification for anyone looking to enter into the world of information technology.

What is the average salary of A+ certified professionals?
According to the About.com 2005 Certification Salary Survey, an A+ certification will earn you around $31,000 per year. This is from a pool of 59 respondents. A new salary survey will be out in summer 2008. Until then, check out the 2005 survey for more results or click here to find more certification salary surveys on the web.

A+ Training Reviews - Software and Online
Some of these reviews highlight topics other than A+, but the quality and interface of the software remains consistent across exams. You'll find features and costs for each product.
Greatking
thats very impressive, its great what some young people can do these days. and it gives me joy to hear or see young people doing wonderful things. yes you might get a job at your age espercially with people who dont really care about age issues. age is a factor i always say. your maturity will take you places as long as you dont act like a child. you could try other establishments and see if they take you. there is no harm in trying. good luck! i am sure something good will turn up. i wish i had a company i would hire you.
Insanity
A lot of people these days have developed some sort of programming or other computer expertise as a hobby, and I think that's great. It's much easier to find a job if you have such experience early on.

You don't really have to find an internship if you're into programming and such. Try looking at open source projects online and contribute to them. They provide valuable experience for you to put on your resume and you and give back to the Internet community in the meantime.
tukun2009manit
Jamestf347 wrote:
Well I'm really good with computers, i've taken an A+ computer repair class, and C++ development class in my highschool, and hoping to get A+ certified this summer... anyone know of any companies that could possibly hire a 16 year old with A+ certification... I'm looking into something with repairing computers, and i'm not sure anyone would take me seriously at 16.



try to launch some cool webapplication checkout omegle in wikipedia made by a 18 year guy its too cool best of luck to u too.
Flakky
Start small and computer related. That always helps. Just a local store as salesmen for example. You still need to give advice and maybe you can convince your boss for something more difficult.
coreymanshack
Jamestf347 wrote:
Thanks for everyones advice, and inputs. I'm getting A+ certified first week of school But Just Going To Wait And See What I get into : )


Something else I came up with, register with odesk and get a few jobs completed there. That will look good on your resume.
Jamestf347
I'll look into that, what exactly is it? if you could help explaining a little would greatly be appreciated.
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