After a successful 20-year career in IT and hitting middle age, I find myself ready to slow down to a potentially unrelated job which has a more leisurely pace and does not require on-call work. While I've resisted burnout over the years, the late nights, bug fixes and fire drills inherent to many different types of DevOps positions like I've been in - spanning hands-on, project management and department management positions at different employers - have really started to get me down. I could afford to take a pay cut, and maybe, in a few years, move. If you've successfully moved from IT or software development into a job that guarantees your phone won't ring late at night, what have you done?
posted by I EAT TAPAS
on Oct 5, 2013 -
Graduating with an IT degree at 31 - how to be attractive to employers, please? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Jun 14, 2012 -
I'm thinking of getting back into IT. What would you as a hiring manager want to see on my resume that might counterbalance the time I've spent out of IT? What would be the best way to approach this? [more inside]
posted by parrot_person
on Jun 8, 2012 -
I'm in community college for I.T. (associate's degree focused on network/sysadmin work, mostly). I have a valuable, but incomplete set of marketable skills at the moment. I have a good handle on how to market myself, but no clue as to who I should be directing my attention to job-search wise . What businesses would be interested in someone who is still in school, but has proven himself capable at an internship and is willing to work for cheap? [more inside]
posted by UrbanEye
on Apr 9, 2012 -
let's assume i'm decently technically minded, and entirely burned out on my current job (technical support). let's further assume that programming is vaguely attractive and something i think i could do, and that i would like to be employable at 50-65k a year.
what language do i learn? why?
posted by radiosilents
on May 5, 2011 -
What steps should I take to find an IT job in the Chicago metro area? Can LinkedIn help? And am I insane for even looking in this economy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 26, 2010 -
CareerChangeFilter: Help me get a better understanding of the risks and fall-back options of a career-change attempt. Comments from IT managers & HR people will be especially appreciated. [more inside]
posted by great.ideas.$1
on Mar 25, 2010 -
Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs? [more inside]
posted by cosmic.osmo
on Nov 26, 2009 -
My friend seeks a job as a web developer focusing on the creation of web applications. I'm trying to put together a resumé for him that will showcase his considerable tech skills, but I'm not sure which specifics to include, which ones to leave out, or how to phrase the information in a manner palatable to potential employers. He recently moved to Wisconsin and will probably soon be moving to Vermont, so he doesn't know any other local geeks who can provide info on the lay of the land. [more inside]
posted by Clay201
on Oct 12, 2006 -
Interesting summer work for a technology/IT enthusiast soon to be graduate [more inside]
posted by dance
on May 13, 2006 -
Are there any agencies or organizations that hire Canadians to do IT work in Antarctica?
posted by Jairus
on Apr 24, 2005 -
Does anyone have a recommendation for a job posting/administration application that uses either ASP or ColdFusion? I'm looking to implement something that will allow users to search jobs and submit their resume and will allow the HR department to post, edit, and delete jobs.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink
on Nov 11, 2004 -
"My thang won't print!" What do you do when you work for a small-ish to smallish-mediumish company (say 125 users) and they rely on technology in every aspect of their business but are unwilling to spend/grow? [much more inside; apologies for this post's length] [more inside]
posted by littlegreenlights
on Feb 26, 2004 -