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Google Chrome, wee.  ^*^

I've just applied for an in-store agent position with Geek Squad with a recommendation from a double-agent friend.  I'm a bit outdated on my tech knowledge and would like both to impress and to be knowledgeable in advance of most situations that may arise with that kind of position.  It seems largely to be a customer-service position that revolves around computers, but I do want to get a good dose of information for the sorts of things I'll need to do---handle malware, diagnose hardware problems, and learn about networking to increase my advancement potential.

Does anyone have any recommended communities, newsletters, or Web sites I should follow to help with this?  I think I could really enjoy this kind of position, and it would certainly be better pay than most retail positions or my current part-time work at the Humane Society.

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sixteenbynine
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:20 pm (UTC)
Me! :D

Well, give me a bit and I can direct you to some context-specific stuff that should help.

And good luck -- I hope you get that job and do your best to undo the bad rep many GS people have earned.
aekiy
Sep. 4th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
I know my double-agent friend is awesome and, from what I can tell, Geek Squad has gotten a lot better over the past couple years. We shall see!
rmash1948
Sep. 4th, 2008 12:37 am (UTC)
Good luck, sweetie! ::snugglies::
aekiy
Sep. 4th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
Danko! ::huggle::
rmash1948
Sep. 4th, 2008 08:59 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! ::snugglehugs::
rhiannasilel
Sep. 4th, 2008 03:58 am (UTC)
Good luck with the new position! For websites, if you have iGoogle, I recommend setting up the gadgets for slashdot and the tech reader. For handling hardware issues, I recommend looking up some of the A+ certification study guides. It won't tell you everything, of course, but you can at least get the basics and probably enough of the basics for someplace like Geek Squad. I'd focus primarily on Windows, but show that you know a little bit about Apple, too, for good measure.
aekiy
Sep. 4th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for the suggestions! I've added those gadgets to iGoogle, which I haven't used for a long time but will start doing again. It should play well with Chrome, I imagine. ^*^
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