I live north of Chicago and I finished college with a degree in Network Technologies. I also received the CompTIA A+/Network+ certifications. Even with that experience I have been unable to get even the most basic work in the IT field. I believe that this is because I don't have any hands-on experience other than working on my own home computers and routers.
Does anyone know what I can do to get experience or work? I don't care if it’s out of state or country. I just need to find something, and no one is replying to my resume submissions locally. Are there any states that are in greater demand of IT Technicians? Also, is it easier to get a job out of country, and if so, how would I go about that? Also, how does the language barrier work with jobs in other countries?
Another thing that has popped up a couple of times is possibly doing IT work for the Peace Corps. However, I have had a couple of people tell me that the work the Peace Corps would give me is low skill and that no business would care to see it on a resume. Is that true? Is going into the Peace Corps a good or bad idea?
Does anyone have any suggestions??? I’m willing to do almost anything.