After getting my bonus last year, I have been looking hard for new IT job and continue with no available until today. I keep asking myself, is it because without any certifications background they don't even bother to sightly look no matter you have experience? Feeling quite true and to be honest, without any CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network + and Microsoft certifications support. There aren't much can help to strengthen my CV to grab job in Brunei.
While there are people continue to say if you got longer job experience, you get higher chance landing new job anytime. Sadly, this is old thinking and not the right way planing for your career. I know it myself as everyone can feel Brunei is slowly changing and education are upgrading every year. This is why I am planning to attend training and taking examinations for self upgrade no longer a matter how much it cost.
So far the planning for the training will start with Microsoft Window Server 2012. I am still in discussion with my friend to help me get better price rate for the course next month if succeed. Not much confidence in studies, but you just got to have. After the Microsoft training completion, I will start going for CompTIA A+ & Network +.