Is this experience?

I’m currently meant to be working/assisting/developing three separate websites (apart from toying around with this one). All are related in some way but they’re also for completely different people.

Establishing and configuring servers, sorting out domains, setting up software, developing, managing and building websites all feels like a hobby to me. It’s when I think about it I wonder if technically this is actually some kind of contract work, albeit on a rather informal level. The only real problem or weakness I see with myself is that I’m not a very experienced web designer and by that I mean I’m not overly familiar with CSS. I’ve been teaching myself everything else along the way though so I guess that’s not beyond my reach.

So, yeah, I suppose I’m actually getting real-world IT experience and it’s happened by accident. I’m not really making any money out of it but it’s still a service that I’m providing to clients, even if they’re clients that I know personally. Based on that I figure I’m entitled to record this on my resumé, if I ever get around to updating it.

I’m not really interested in pursuing web-design as a career but it’s hopefully all a stepping stone to greater things. I’m more inspired to try and help “problem solve”, in a consultant sense, I guess you’d say. I like knowing a bit about everything so that I can help people with all sorts of problems and know what they need to do or who they need to speak to or what they need to look at. Perhaps it’s from my interest in trivia or general knowledge.

Anyway. We’ll see.

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4 thoughts on “Is this experience?

  1. hmm interesting indeed. I agree though, it seems there’s potential. You’ve always picked up things quickly, who knows css might come easily too. Give it a shot.

    Dont forget to eat that protein, mr muscles, and be that big man hogging the bench, OOO AH!

    THIS IS MY RIFLE…

  2. [quote comment=”1497″]hmm interesting indeed. I agree though, it seems there’s potential. You’ve always picked up things quickly, who knows css might come easily too. Give it a shot.

    Dont forget to eat that protein, mr muscles, and be that big man hogging the bench, OOO AH!

    THIS IS MY RIFLE…[/quote]
    Thanks, spunky.

    Yeah, we’ll see.

  3. mate believe me. ive been going to job assessment days, where they give seminars during lunch break. that’s most definitely experience. coupled with your degree, “IT TECHNICIAN” looks awfully pretty on your resume especially working OVERSEAS (albeit it IS estonia)

    it’s all about the wording. and when they ask you to elaborate, you can on what you did. throw in you took the INITIATIVE to learn more to ELIMINATE weaknesses…? and youre fucking there. bastard.

    ross

  4. Hi Olli,
    This weekend Estonia had elections, and they were first elections in the world when one could vote through internet.So in some way you could use that fact on your CV, like you were working in Estonia, the country, which is pioneer in IT implemention into everyday life.

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