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Old 09-03-2018, 12:36 PM   #1
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I am 33 yrs old. My last job was in oil and gas. I am doing a mid-career switch as things are bad there and will get worse going forward. I have a banking and finance private degree. Banking looks pretty bad too.


Currently not working. Is there an entry level job I can apply for while studying or should I study something first. I am have always been interested in computers and contemplating working in a data centre or similar environment. Is CCNA a good start?

Pls advise.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:47 PM   #2
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Hi,

I am 33 yrs old. My last job was in oil and gas. I am doing a mid-career switch as things are bad there and will get worse going forward. I have a banking and finance private degree. Banking looks pretty bad too.


Currently not working. Is there an entry level job I can apply for while studying or should I study something first. I am have always been interested in computers and contemplating working in a data centre or similar environment. Is CCNA a good start?

Pls advise.
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Old 10-03-2018, 09:46 AM   #3
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Is that a diploma? I dont wanna dip to degree again. Just looking for an entry cert to start off and then study while working from there.
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Old 11-03-2018, 02:14 PM   #4
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Hi,

I am 33 yrs old. My last job was in oil and gas. I am doing a mid-career switch as things are bad there and will get worse going forward. I have a banking and finance private degree. Banking looks pretty bad too.


Currently not working. Is there an entry level job I can apply for while studying or should I study something first. I am have always been interested in computers and contemplating working in a data centre or similar environment. Is CCNA a good start?

Pls advise.
if u think banking is bad... IT isn't that good either. IT is probably the same as banking or worse.
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Old 13-03-2018, 03:25 PM   #5
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if u think banking is bad... IT isn't that good either. IT is probably the same as banking or worse.
Hmmm how is it these days?

I have interest in computer related stuffs. Because banks have it bad and are firing. Not so easy to get in either as many fired staff are trying to get back in.

In general, it seems banks cant make much money unless they create a recession for others or charge high fees for this and that. Alot of bank jobs are admin. These bankers do stuff that be replaced without too much difficulty, especially back-end.

I believe jobs with technical knowledge are better.

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Old 16-03-2018, 11:51 AM   #6
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Hmmm how is it these days?

I have interest in computer related stuffs. Because banks have it bad and are firing. Not so easy to get in either as many fired staff are trying to get back in.

In general, it seems banks cant make much money unless they create a recession for others or charge high fees for this and that. Alot of bank jobs are admin. These bankers do stuff that be replaced without too much difficulty, especially back-end.

I believe jobs with technical knowledge are better.
Banks are so big than just banking functions... banks also have a huge IT department.. if not where all the information of your bank account balances, passwords are stored? The servers? The mobile applications and ibanking interface they roll out and improve every few months ?

IT jobs are even more hire and fire compared to other industries.. once the projects are done, they have no need for you anymore
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