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    You could pretty much duplicate your post for me except I don't have a high school diploma, I'm 40 and anyway catalog order places don't pay well for the most part. Anything in retail sales isn't going to pay very much. At least not for the salemsman. If you like dealing with people, you can do well. But if you are looking for a tech job and want to be in support then they are good places to start. The boss probably won't be expecting much from a newbie. Showing up on time and being ready to work counts for a lot at least in my book. And from personal experience, I can tell you that you won't be up against much in any sales position. I started in sales of beauty supplies, believe it or not. I like the sales part but not the customer part. Moved into car stereo sales and then installation for a little while. I have had a lot of jobs over the years but have been in the computer support field for a bit over nine years now. Just keep your eyes open, you'll get the job and try not to take anything personally. I think you'll find that experience is not as important as attitude, at least at getting a job in sales. In other words, go for it, do what you want to do and don't be afraid to ask questions or even to crash and burn occasionally, it will only teach you more in the long run and the pain goes away.
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    When I am honest which what I know and what I am willing to learn as the job goes, all I get was a "Thankyou for interesting with our company, but ...... "
    But when I am bull $hitting on the resume, apps, I get the job.
    Once I get the job, if I don't know, google is my best friend or just ask. Don't assume you know the thing and did it wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walleye
    i feel vastly underqualified for any other job than mcdonalds

    i have no work experience, only a high school degree, and some college.

    and i'm 18. and cant bull**** very well.


    think i stand a chance of getting a job at any computer and car-audio related place?
    You sound vastly overqualified for working at frys. And that wasn't sarcastic
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    This thread applies to me too, and in a big way. I'm 20, and very well versed in computer hardware/software. I've been doing computer installs/repairs/upgrades for people since I was like 13. However, I have virtually no professional work experience, which is what a lot of places look for.

    I think the fact that Walleye is on this forum indicates that he knows a lot more about hardware than he gives himself credit for. I also think that working at a place like BestBuy or Fry's, we would both get bored rather quickly.

    But neither of us has work experience that any store would consider viable, so where else can we go?

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    I'm not saying that it'd be easy, I'm just saying compared to the employees there, you should have no problem getting accepted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pudge
    I'm not saying that it'd be easy, I'm just saying compared to the employees there, you should have no problem getting accepted.
    I'm saying that, AND that he'd probably get bored. That is one of the reasons why employers are unwilling to hire people that are too overqualified for a position.

    But seriously... it's not easy to get a good tech job with 0 business references.

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    Bull****ing your way into a job isn't hard. I applied at Best Buy, and I was a phone call away from getting a job, but I didn't get it. I failed to bull**** on the last interview. I'm only 16 and I got pretty close.

    First thing to keep in mind, show a lot of interest. What I SHOULD have done was called and asked if I was hired, this is really key because employers look for people who don't just go throwing their application around town.

    Second of all, take any chance you can to convince the interviewer that you're masterful. When I was waiting in his office, he was having some kind of computer trouble, and I should have gotten up, walked over, and helped, but when he asked "Do you have a computer at home?" I simply said "Yes." I know I would have been hired if I did that.

    A lot of national chains will hire just about any geek. They work in cycles, have you work for 3-4 months, if they like you enough, you stay, otherwise they kick you out. Local amp shops and such have the real pros and will want people who know what they're doing and can prove it. If you bull**** with them, they know.

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    I worked at best buy for 1 yr at the age of 16. Back then there was no internet and I was running my own BBS(bulletin board system) simliar to something like this forum. Anyway to prove a point, they truly are not looking for genius's just someone that knows something. Do you really think that someone with tons of knowlege and education wants to work for a retailer as a sales person or a tech. NO not exactly. An IT guy gets much more money working for companies that don't even specialize in IT. My freind works for Strong Funds as a net work admin and makes aroun 60G a year. Strong is a finance company but pays there IT dept pretty well. The techs at a Best buy are lucky to clear 30G a year. Anyway, go for it. Apply the worst thing that can happen is they say no. Just make sure you include all your knowlege, just not formal education.
    Businessess are more than inclined to hire someone with out formal education because they can start them at a lower wage but they are pretty much getting a person with the same amount of knowlege. I never went to college either, but my friend that works for strong still calls me with questions. So as you see, experience is key. Formal education is sometimes over rated.
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