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March 24, 2013, 05:35:33 AM
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Is the IT (USA or please specify your country if you want to) job market heating up/cooling off or steady, based on what you see recently?
Good for new grads?
Bad for people over ~45, since companies can just hire younger for cheap?

Please discuss.

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March 24, 2013, 06:07:30 AM
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actually it's hard to be younger, experience is out there and education isn't worth dick without the experience to put it into practice.

Been testing the waters to make a move. I went to a Voc school and started working IT in high school as part of that, giving me about 12 years experience and no college. I've worked for a startup, the state, microsoft, and am currently network admin for a public pharmaceutical company. No one seems to care that I never went to college, the bites keep coming. I'm being selective as I want a shorter commute, I live in NH and work in Boston currently.

It really pays to be a generalist, specialties have seem to have gone the consultant route. Programming however is of course huge on its own.

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March 26, 2013, 12:33:17 AM
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Sounds good, thanks hiltonizer.

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March 26, 2013, 12:35:34 AM
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Is the IT (USA or please specify your country if you want to) job market heating up/cooling off or steady, based on what you see recently?
Good for new grads?
Bad for people over ~45, since companies can just hire younger for cheap?

Please discuss.
I get at least 3-4 emails every week with positions available for my experience and at least one call a week offering me new positions and opportunities or simply to "touch base" and see if I'm looking for a change...
I'd say the market has been pretty busy in the past mmmm 6-8 months...

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