| ||Ask HN: How do I get a Linux admin job with no degrees?|
20 points by BenjiWiebe 11 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 43 comments |
So the question is: When I find a job listing that I would like to apply for, how do I get an interview to prove my knowledge, even if I have no degrees or experience working with this as a job?
I live in central Kansas. I am 20+ years old. I've been playing around with Linux, networking, and virtualization at home for roughly 5 years.
Today I had an opportunity to work along side some Linux admins from a company that provides dealerships with hardware, software, and support solutions.
I was able to help with numerous parts of their script that they were not sure how to work with, as this system was an older unsupported system.
I would love to get a job doing something like this, i.e. Linux server/networking admin, but I have no degrees, and no experience doing this as a job, only for a hobby.
Thank you for your insights!
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