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Want to work for Asus UK?

Want to work for Asus UK?

Asus is looking for a component technical support person.

We're guessing that since you're reading bit-tech you're a big fan of PC hardware and components - and if you fancy taking your interest one step further and actually want to be paid to spend your time tinkering with and thinking about PC hardware then we have some good news. Asus UK is hiring for a component technical support role. Here's how Iain Bristow, their Technical PR & Component Marketing manager described the role:

"ASUS UK is currently seeking to employ someone to undertake technical support duties for our Open Platform Business Group. This includes Motherboards / VGA cards as well as other popular products, such as Audio cards and LCD monitors. The role will involve engaging with customers on the telephone and will be based in our Hemel Hempstead offices Monday to Friday, though some travel may be required. Technical knowledge, including overclocking is a must. Ideally we're looking for an enthusiast who is interested in working for a successful brand within the UK that is continuously growing.

If anyone would like to join one of the world's most successful technology innovators and has the experience and drive to join our team, they should send their full CV including current salary / expected salary and a covering letter to:

Hr_uk [at] asus.com
"

It's a junior role so an ideal place to get started in the industry. If you have any questions, post them in the comments, or you can PM Iain as he posts as -VK- on the forums.

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GregTheRotter 1st April 2010, 14:39 Quote
Hello this is Asus, if you are having a problem with your cpu, press 1, your ram, press 2, your gpu, press 3. *presses 3*,
"Uhhh nothings happening on my screen"
Have you turned your computer on sir
"yah"
"have you turned your monitor on sir"
"yah yah"
"Have you connected your monitor to your graphics card"

:D Best job in the world ;)
ed_456 1st April 2010, 15:06 Quote
Aw, I'd love a job like this. Whats the minimum age?
-VK- 1st April 2010, 15:10 Quote
There's no minimum age, you must be however legally entitled to work in the UK. :)
sotu1 1st April 2010, 15:11 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GregTheRotter
Hello this is Asus, if you are having a problem with your cpu, press 1, your ram, press 2, your gpu, press 3. *presses 3*,
"Uhhh nothings happening on my screen"
Have you turned your computer on sir
"yah"
"have you turned your monitor on sir"
"yah yah"
"Have you connected your monitor to your graphics card"

:D Best job in the world ;)

You missed one vital step: Have you tried turning it off and on again? ;D

Not a bad job for the right person though. I'm sure there's enthusiasts who would love to jump in on this.
-VK- 1st April 2010, 15:13 Quote
As a plus side, you'll get to see and play with, all the latest kit before anybody else. :)
Xir 1st April 2010, 15:18 Quote
I thought all important ASUS people for europe were in the Netherlands :D
liratheal 1st April 2010, 15:29 Quote
Hm. Sounds roughly similar to what I do now, on a part time basis, and at home.

Applied!
Jack_Pepsi 1st April 2010, 15:48 Quote
Is a full driving licence a requirement for this?
-VK- 1st April 2010, 15:49 Quote
Not necessarily a requirement, but you'll be expected to make your own way to our offices each day.
Jack_Pepsi 1st April 2010, 15:53 Quote
That makes sense.

^^
GavX 1st April 2010, 16:08 Quote
damn.. I say 600 miles away :( I want a new job. Fancy moving your Office, say up north a touch ;)
Looks like a fun job to be honest but oh well, maybe another day
Bazz 1st April 2010, 16:30 Quote
I'd love to work with ASUS, but where I work at the present allows me to play with more scientific toys, so I'll stay put.
Sifter3000 1st April 2010, 16:32 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by GavX
damn.. I say 600 miles away :( I want a new job. Fancy moving your Office, say up north a touch ;)
Looks like a fun job to be honest but oh well, maybe another day

You could always move GavX :p
Fizzban 1st April 2010, 16:33 Quote
Would love to but I don't own a car. And its like 1h 20min drive on the M25 from here. And on the train it would be even longer..about 1h 45mins. I couldn't face that commute everyday. :(
Hugo 1st April 2010, 16:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by -VK-
As a plus side, you'll get to see and play with, all the latest kit before anybody else. :)
And before bit-tech have a chance to break/lose it, too!
Brooxy 1st April 2010, 18:24 Quote
Heh, if it was a little closer I'd be very tempted - I'm already a technical support analyst / systems administrator, and would like to try my hand in slightly more hardware based waters at some point...

But I can't afford to relocate, especially with my lady thinking of going to uni. Good luck to all who apply though...
Sifter3000 1st April 2010, 18:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hugo
Quote:
Originally Posted by -VK-
As a plus side, you'll get to see and play with, all the latest kit before anybody else. :)
And before bit-tech have a chance to break/lose it, too!

It's a valid point.
Fordy 1st April 2010, 19:14 Quote
I would love to work for a major manufacturer (without leaving the UK) or a site/magazine like custompc/bit-tech, but I'm 16 and intend to study related subjects at ALevel, and a MEng in Electronic Eng. with Computer Science. I also think I'd rather be working as a designer/tester for the components rather than support..

But I presume this is a full time occupation and not available as a Saturday job?! :P
borandi 1st April 2010, 19:42 Quote
Catch me in 18 months Asus, after I finish my PhD.
-VK- 1st April 2010, 19:51 Quote
Sorry, full time position Monday - Friday. :)

You might, on occassion, even get to speak to the CPC / Bit Tech staff! :P
Niode 1st April 2010, 19:53 Quote
Where is the job?
imersa 1st April 2010, 20:06 Quote
Hemel Hempstead....
SazBard 1st April 2010, 21:32 Quote
As is usually the case, the person with the best qualifications and experience will get over looked for the guy that can talk the most codswallop at the interview.
TWeaK 1st April 2010, 21:41 Quote
I would've killed for a job like this a year or two ago, but I'm back at uni for Electronic Engineering, so I've got a decent career lined up now. I probably wouldn't qualify as I haven't got any qualifications or experience, not formal ones anyway.

Like Fordy, I'd probably rather create the hardware than offer tech support for it. Who knows, in a few years I could move out to Taiwan maybe and join some of the staff there (I can dream dammit :P)
_Metal_Guitar_ 1st April 2010, 22:53 Quote
I wish I lived closer...support for decent PC hardware...dream come true.
Otis1337 2nd April 2010, 00:42 Quote
what is the address of the AsusUK office's?
Daytona178 2nd April 2010, 01:29 Quote
I will be sending my email & CV first thing in the morning, please take the time to consider me as I am the perfect candidate for you. Many thanks, Thomas J.
DriftCarl 2nd April 2010, 12:55 Quote
I dont wanna seem like an ass or anything. But why is this considered news?
Theres 100's of tech jobs advertised each week. If ASUS has paid you to put this job add in the news section then maybe you should think about having a proper jobs section on here.
You could bring in more revenue for the site and probably more traffic with young hip people like ourselves looking for cool jobs.
Xtrafresh 2nd April 2010, 14:19 Quote
Dream come true... applied.

And yes, i'll move to the UK for this :D
Sifter3000 2nd April 2010, 17:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DriftCarl
I dont wanna seem like an ass or anything. But why is this considered news?
Theres 100's of tech jobs advertised each week. If ASUS has paid you to put this job add in the news section then maybe you should think about having a proper jobs section on here.
You could bring in more revenue for the site and probably more traffic with young hip people like ourselves looking for cool jobs.

Nope, they didn't pay. However, we do get quite a lot of reader mail about getting into the industry, and as this is a junior level position that's, subject wise, very much in the bit-tech area - mobos and gfx - we though it would be of interest.
Sifter3000 2nd April 2010, 17:39 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SazBard
As is usually the case, the person with the best qualifications and experience will get over looked for the guy that can talk the most codswallop at the interview.

I always find a positive attitude does wonders for a candidate.
SazBard 2nd April 2010, 17:47 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
I always find a positive attitude does wonders for a candidate.

Tell me truthfully, with PM if you do not want to say here but how many people in your workplace have you thought "fcuk me, how the hell did this idiot get this job?"

I have personally had an IT manager who didn't know how to turn his computer on and thats no bullsh1t, things like this should be completely unacceptable yet it happens everywhere, all the time...
Digi 2nd April 2010, 18:01 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by SazBard
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sifter3000
I always find a positive attitude does wonders for a candidate.

Tell me truthfully, with PM if you do not want to say here but how many people in your workplace have you thought "fcuk me, how the hell did this idiot get this job?"

I have personally had an IT manager who didn't know how to turn his computer on and thats no bullsh1t, things like this should be completely unacceptable yet it happens everywhere, all the time...

To be honest, you don't need to know as much as you think you do. I have done desktop admin/servicedesk roles since I was 17 and at least half the job is how you can talk and how fast you can learn. Manager positions especially, you need to know how to manage IT as a service and not everything about every transistor on a board.

Some times people can get into jobs by blagging it but they won't last long trust me.
brave758 2nd April 2010, 18:07 Quote
Sounds like a great opportunity. Good luck to all those that apply
SazBard 2nd April 2010, 18:34 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digi
To be honest, you don't need to know as much as you think you do. I have done desktop admin/servicedesk roles since I was 17 and at least half the job is how you can talk and how fast you can learn. Manager positions especially, you need to know how to manage IT as a service and not everything about every transistor on a board.

Some times people can get into jobs by blagging it but they won't last long trust me.

There's lots I want to discuss but I don't want to derail the thread with my negativity, let's just say we agree to disagree and good luck to those that do apply, and I sincerely hope the best person for the job gets it ;)

:)
Farfalho 2nd April 2010, 21:57 Quote
If I wasn't so into my university degree and into Mechanical Engineering so much, I'd probably move from Portugal to UK just for that place. We don't born taught so while in there getting to use my knowledge and expertise, also I would learn new things and become more educated on that front. Good luck to everyone applying, be sure to give us a heads-up to whom got the job and how's eveyrthing at the new place.
-VK- 3rd April 2010, 10:32 Quote
I can assure Sazbard that talking the talk isn't going to be enough - You will definitely have to walk the walk.
Xtrafresh 4th April 2010, 19:57 Quote
Is it ok if i come by car? It's a bit too far away for me to walk...
Greed4Speed 25th May 2010, 15:57 Quote
Has the possition been filled?
Xtrafresh 25th May 2010, 20:41 Quote
Well, not by me, they never called me, despite 5 separate dates... :(
G0UDG 2nd July 2010, 19:08 Quote
I though most tech people were in calls centers based either in dehli or somewere else abroad and most cant speak very good englsh well if you go by mobile phone tech help they are lol (sorry couldnt resist)
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