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#1Guitar_Hero_GuyPosted 7/16/2014 6:41:30 AM
Hey Gfaqs,

Sorry about the awful title, I'm not sure how to properly word it without it being too long. I'm going to attempt to be as brief as possible so I don't wane your interest. I have recently moved for a job opportunity that has fallen flat, I've tried a few more in the positions of help desk but haven't had any luck landing a job. I've not spent a good deal of money on living costs, and while I have a job, I would like to break from it as it is a temporary position and not managed very well.

I have a high interest in the Video Game industry, maintaining and fixing PCs writing, possibly trying comedy as well, and would like to choose any to make a living from it. Does anyone have any suggestions that may help my situation, to get me a job in any of these? I have an Associate's Degree in Computer Support Specialist if that helps. I highly appreciate you responding!

Thanks for your time.
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#2Guitar_Hero_Guy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 7:44:19 AM
While I understand if no one knows, I hope it gets more attention with this bump.
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#3Puckswack12Posted 7/16/2014 7:51:24 AM
Get a demo reel up
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Yup
#4SinisterSlayPosted 7/16/2014 7:56:04 AM
Associate's Degree in Computer Support Specialist

That's a thing?
Do they teach you to read the support script?



Well anyways, so you want a job being support desk in the video game industry, is that what you are asking?
You'd have to move to India or China for that.
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#5Guitar_Hero_Guy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 8:20:33 AM
Puckswack12 posted...
Get a demo reel up


This is a really good idea, I will try to work on this in my spare time, thank you.

SinisterSlay posted...
Associate's Degree in Computer Support Specialist

That's a thing?
Do they teach you to read the support script?



Well anyways, so you want a job being support desk in the video game industry, is that what you are asking?
You'd have to move to India or China for that.


It's not something I would recommend going for over certifications, it doesn't seem to help in a job search nearly as much as A+ and COMPTia and such. As for what you do, it's a little bit of networking, little bit of web development, managing stress and people and stuff along those lines. Alongside hardware and software with security courses.

I would love to combine the two interests into one, but one or the other would be fine, and if it can be an at home job, even better.
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#6SinisterSlayPosted 7/16/2014 8:22:30 AM
Guitar_Hero_Guy posted...
Puckswack12 posted...
Get a demo reel up


This is a really good idea, I will try to work on this in my spare time, thank you.

SinisterSlay posted...
Associate's Degree in Computer Support Specialist

That's a thing?
Do they teach you to read the support script?



Well anyways, so you want a job being support desk in the video game industry, is that what you are asking?
You'd have to move to India or China for that.


It's not something I would recommend going for over certifications, it doesn't seem to help in a job search nearly as much as A+ and COMPTia and such. As for what you do, it's a little bit of networking, little bit of web development, managing stress and people and stuff along those lines. Alongside hardware and software with security courses.

I would love to combine the two interests into one, but one or the other would be fine, and if it can be an at home job, even better.


Oh, so your IT support.

Find some mom and pop businesses and hire yourself out as IT support. You can be self employed
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#7Guitar_Hero_Guy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 8:24:38 AM
@SinisterSlay

I will see if there's any local businesses that need IT support, I tried a craigslist ad, but those don't seem to get very far. Thank you for the suggestion, and yeah I don't know if my original post sounded like it was for game support haha, that'd be quite something if it was offered, but alas it is for IT Computer Support.
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#8SinisterSlayPosted 7/16/2014 8:37:52 AM
Guitar_Hero_Guy posted...
@SinisterSlay

I will see if there's any local businesses that need IT support, I tried a craigslist ad, but those don't seem to get very far. Thank you for the suggestion, and yeah I don't know if my original post sounded like it was for game support haha, that'd be quite something if it was offered, but alas it is for IT Computer Support.


Since you'd be targeting the computer illiterate, you would need to use the old people communication mediums like news papers, and actually visiting businesses and offering to be their IT.
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#9Guitar_Hero_Guy(Topic Creator)Posted 7/16/2014 8:56:03 AM
SinisterSlay posted...
Guitar_Hero_Guy posted...
@SinisterSlay

I will see if there's any local businesses that need IT support, I tried a craigslist ad, but those don't seem to get very far. Thank you for the suggestion, and yeah I don't know if my original post sounded like it was for game support haha, that'd be quite something if it was offered, but alas it is for IT Computer Support.


Since you'd be targeting the computer illiterate, you would need to use the old people communication mediums like news papers, and actually visiting businesses and offering to be their IT.


You are all sorts of awesome, I'll print some resumes and check out some local businesses and look into buying ad space on a newspaper. Thank you a ton Sinister, these are grand ideas that I hadn't thought of!
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