Dear What Am I Worth,
I am an on-site technician for a computer store on Auckland's North Shore. This means I go to people's homes or businesses to do installations of new systems, tuition, data transfers, networking, setting up internet access (dial-up or DSL), and minor onsite upgrades; pretty much anything, bar changing the mainboard.
I can build and maintain computers with a high level of competence. I am very familiar with most versions of Windows. I have had two-and-a-half years' experience with this company — my first IT job — but have no qualifications, except the International Baccalaureate Information Technology.
The versions of Windows that I am familiar with include Windows NT WS/Server, Windows 2K WS/Server and Windows XP. I have also had experience with internet sharing applications and mail server applications (Wingate and MDaemon). I also double as a normal technician when there is no on-site work to do (solving software and hardware issues).
Alliance IT Recruitment replies: You need to get involved in more corporate-focused work and start getting some industry and tertiary qualifications under your belt. As a technician you are worth around $35,000 to $40,000 properly qualified, and working as an engineer that could go to $65,000.
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