Bitcoin Forum
November 15, 2018, 10:13:56 PM *
News: Latest Bitcoin Core release: 0.17.0 [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Login Register More  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: How good is the IT job market these days?  (Read 457 times)
Bit_Happy
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834
Merit: 1011


A Great Time to Start Something!


View Profile
March 24, 2013, 05:35:33 AM
 #1

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.

FYI: We are <snip>
1542320036
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1542320036

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1542320036
Reply with quote  #2

1542320036
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1542320036
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1542320036

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1542320036
Reply with quote  #2

1542320036
Report to moderator
hiltonizer
Member
**
Offline Offline

Activity: 108
Merit: 10



View Profile
March 24, 2013, 06:07:30 AM
 #2

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.

DarkCoin: XiZutyRTPTEFQm5aH2de2SCmzfgE6B78uK
Bitcoin: 1P4wYgkKTh3WzHUGqLFaef23bAeM4UV2jB
Bit_Happy
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1834
Merit: 1011


A Great Time to Start Something!


View Profile
March 26, 2013, 12:33:17 AM
 #3

Sounds good, thanks hiltonizer.

FYI: We are <snip>
deathcode
Sr. Member
****
Offline Offline

Activity: 392
Merit: 250



View Profile
March 26, 2013, 12:35:34 AM
 #4

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...

Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!