Getting into a Unix role

Dave Gallagher david.gallagher at
Wed Jun 7 10:13:21 BST 2006

On Tuesday 30 May 2006 12:20, Paul Truran wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm looking about for a new job at the moment, and would like a bit of
> advice. I've working purely in the Microsoft world up to now, 1st 2nd and
> 3rd line support for about a decade now.  However, I am quite interested in
> getting into the Unix side of things.  I run my own FreeBSD server at home
> for stuff like mail, ftp, remote access, SQL and various other stuff, and
> have also got quite a bit of experience with various Linux distros, Solaris
> x86 etc.  I am by no means a Unix expert, but I know most of the basics by
> now, and have start playing arround with shell scripting recently. 
> However, there seem to be little to zero entry level Unix roles going.
> It seems they all want x years experince in this, or y years administering
> that, which obviously I lack, as I have no commerical Unix experience at
> all. Anyone have any suggestions about how I might make a start in this
> field, or am I doomed to the Wintel world forever?  I'm not expecting to
> stroll into a Unix admin job, but it would be nice if there were some jobs
> that would give me a path towards that.  Ideally I would like a role with
> both Windows and Unix skills needed, but I have never even seen such a job
> advertised. Any help, advice or suggestions are welcome!

My last reply didn't make it to the list for some reason.

Anyway, I've seen a few crossover windows/unix job advertised at
(I registered with them when I last got made redundant a couple of years ago)


Is this the sort of thing you are looking for?


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