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xXMASHERXx

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Yo, I am now apart of a interview process for a startup that has 5 stages and this shyt ain't it. Recruitment--->Take home project---->Live technical assessment------->Call with the hiring manager + IT department ------>Call with the head honchos all for $20 per hour :dahell:

This shyt can't be normal. It can't be this difficult to get a job, it can't be. They even seem like a good company to work for but damn all that for $20?
I'm sorry but that's too much for me. I don't care if it's Google or Amazon, I'm not doing all that. I did something similar once and the company ended up wasting my time. Never again.
 

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A ticket came in from the chief of staff. She wants to be able to print remotely. I'm thinking VPN. (This is pretty much the only way, right?)

But I don't control the office network. Our landlord /an investor controls it. Why do people always have goofy requests?
The first thing I would do before even thinking about a solution is talk to the user to find out why they want this. She may be trying to do something and believes that remote printing is the best way to accomplish it.
 
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The first thing I would do before even thinking about a solution is talk to the user to find out why they want this. She may be trying to do something and believes that remote printing is the best way to accomplish it.
She wants to print things for the CEO while he's in the office and she's working remotely.
no.


for example.


Yeah, I had seen a similar video, but I need to look into whether it can be done with Apple Mail.
 
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it means @Billy Ray Valentine cannot read a technical CV ...
No, it means Billy Ray Valentine knows that the only person likely to see your resume (HR person/recruiter) doesn't know anything about tech ("If you have any technical questions, save those for the hiring manager/team lead").

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows HR and recruiters are just reciting questions written by hiring managers and tech leads and writing down answers that don't always reflect a candidate's potential to fit the role.

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows that managers aren't as impressed with certifications as we think ("It just tells me you can pass a test").

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows these online learning platforms and boot camps emphasize passing the exam while downplaying how hard it actually will be to getting jobs doing the things you are learning

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows that tech leads had to fight for a more than qualified candidate because the hiring manager thought there were "odd".

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows there are companies already employee people with have the same certs and educations but with actual experience to match.

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows hiring managers/tech leads are given shyt budgets to staff their teams and need to depend on sure-shot candidates they believe can do the most

It's because Billy Ray Valentine knows that companies don't view work done in home labs and simulations in the same light as production environments, which can be way too fragile and random.
 
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No, it means Billy Ray Valentine knows that the only person likely to see your resume (HR person/recruiter) doesn't know anything about tech ("If you have any technical questions, save those for the hiring manager/team lead").

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows HR and recruiters are just reciting questions written by hiring managers and tech leads and writing down answers that don't always reflect a candidate's potential to fit the role.

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows that managers aren't as impressed with certifications as we think ("It just tells me you can pass a test").

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows these online learning platforms and boot camps emphasize passing the exam while downplaying how hard it actually will be to getting jobs doing the things you are learning

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows that tech leads had to fight for a more than qualified candidate because the hiring manager thought there were "odd".

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows there are companies already employee people with have the same certs and educations but with actual experience to match.

It means Billy Ray Valentine knows hiring managers/tech leads are given shyt budgets to staff their teams and need to depend on sure-shot candidates they believe can do the most

It's because Billy Ray Valentine knows that companies don't view work done in home labs and simulations in the same light as production environments, which can be way too fragile and random.

lawd ....

ok (a coli first) i admit defeat :francis:
 

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Decided to go for the SC-900( Microsoft Certified: Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals)

Studied for 1 week.

Passed with 844/1000. A lot of it overlapped with the AZ-104. So I only had to pick up a few security concepts specific to to Azure AD & Compliance topics.

Helpful videos:


 

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Random question for the IT brehs... does Microsoft Store bypass your corporate firewalls?

I normally have to reach out to IT to install .exe programs and the likes, but today, I went to Microsoft Store instead and was able to install Python & Microsoft Terminal directly from the Store with the quickness

It makes sense if they have a walled garden but I thought that anyone could load an app on there :jbhmm:
 

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Random question for the IT brehs... does Microsoft Store bypass your corporate firewalls?

I normally have to reach out to IT to install .exe programs and the likes, but today, I went to Microsoft Store instead and was able to install Python & Microsoft Terminal directly from the Store with the quickness

It makes sense if they have a walled garden but I thought that anyone could load an app on there :jbhmm:
If you're company hasn't locked it down with either Group Policies or something like Intune. Then you would be able to install applications from the Microsoft store.
 

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Just applied for aN MXDR SOC manager position in the UK for one of the mid-to big EDR companies out there.

I looked at the currrnt SOC managers and they all seem to have just gone from analyst to manager so my lack of management skills isn’t a worry as I’ve been a SOC lead at my previous two companies.

Talking to the recruiter this morning, but I’m solely looking for 6 figures or within 5% of it.

Wish me luck :blessed:
 

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It means Billy Ray Valentine knows hiring managers/tech leads are given shyt budgets to staff their teams and need to depend on sure-shot candidates they believe can do the most

It's because Billy Ray Valentine knows that companies don't view work done in home labs and simulations in the same light as production environments, which can be way too fragile and random.
All of this is true but they can't keep hiring mid-senior level people for entry level pay. They need to start hiring entry level for entry level pay again.

They need to look at certs, bootcamps, online courses, homelabs, or whatever self studying a entry level person did, because how else will they get experience if no one is hiring entry level?

It literally makes zero sense.
 
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