How can I save my IT career?
December 19, 2012 6:20 AM Subscribe
How can I get a new job in IT with limited experience, no relevant education, and an unusual employment history?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (15 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I dropped out of college after my first year. I then dealt with a health issue that prevented me from working consistently. At age 25, I found myself working at McDonald's. Out of nowhere, a friend offered me a job working at a start-up based on his knowledge of my technical skills. When asked about my employment at the time, I lied. (I feel guilty about this and will not do it again.)
I've now worked for the start-up for about a year, and it seems to be failing. There is not enough money to pay employees. They owe me over $10,000. Recently they tried to offer everyone stock options in lieu of pay and asked me to live off my savings. When I let them know this was unacceptable, they sent me a few thousand dollars, but they haven't made any further commitments.
I'm now trying to look for a new job in the same field. I know I'm good at my job, but I'm very worried about my resume's shortcomings.
How can I save my career?