I wasn't sure if this should be in the Resume Thread or not, so I started a separate thread. If any mod or admin sees this as wrong, I'm sorry and would appreciate the move. Now on with the topic. I've been aiming high at a job as a UNIX/Linux Net/Sys-Admin position, but this is my goal. I'm soon to be 22, but I've been reading every book, blog, whitepaper, and web-page on the topics of Linux and networking since 2005, in addition to using my home network as a test-bed for learning different network services. I've experience and skills working with Postfix, Dovecot, dhcp3, BIND9, and Apache, as well as Linux in general. I also have my Network+ certification, and have a working knowledge of WIndows (XP and 2k3). FWIW, I've been building and fixing since 2003 also. I know my skill set isn't up near where it needs to be the get my dream job, but I think it's sufficient for a Jr Admin, Help Desk, or DST position at least. These are what I'm looking for. While my skills aren't really my current concern, they're the best thing I have. My education and job experience are my weak points. My education consists of a GED, and my job history is complicated to put it best, but I've had 9 jobs since 2005, none of which were the caliber of job I'm looking for. It's been mostly grocery store and fast-food experience, though I've did work for PC Club computers as a tech/sales associate, and at Best Buy as a salesman. My lack of a diploma, and my job history are easily explained, but I can't really explain myself on a resume, and I doubt that any HR person or IT director who sees my resume will give it a second look after seeing that my last job will have been at Wendy's. I'm looking for advice on how to go about writing a resume for someone with my credentials. I've asked friends and family about resumes and I get several different responses. Most of the online advice seem to be generic or aimed at students/grads. Any advice guys? Thank you for reading.