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Recruiter AbsoluteIT responds to reader questions

Information analyst writes: I am the primary administrator for Sharepoint portal at my organisation. My job also involves development of our electronic records and document management system and Sharepoint as designed by the business owners. I am the primary web content administrator and I provide a web publishing service. I also provide training in our core Microsoft Office suite and training in general use of Sharepoint in relation to the DMS and integration with the Office suite. I work for a power lines company in Hawke's Bay and have been in the role for three months. My skills include training and development, e-learning courseware and instructional design, project management, ITIL, business analysis and service delivery. Previous roles include service desk co-ordinator, trainer and applications specialist. Career highlights include implementing a human resources information system, an e-learning portal, and the design and implementation of service delivery based on ITIL. My qualifications include a Diploma in Business Computing, e-learning instructor and course developer, adult teaching and learning, ITIL foundation and service delivery, Microsoft Office user specialist 2003, and project management. I am new to my current Sharepoint role and am studying to increase my knowledge in this area.

AbsoluteIT replies: It sounds like you have maintained a broad skill-set during your career. Given you current synopsis, I would say that the bulk of your experience is a combination of administration and training. Where you take your career from here will influence your earning potential. Training roles are paying $50,000-$80,000 for permanent and $45,000-$65,000 for contract. If you were to further develop your technical skill-set and hands on experience, you could expect to earn more.

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