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Name my IT sub-department

I'm in a group that has been tasked with naming a new functional area in our IT department. Looking for some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by corpse on Mar 20, 2014 - 8 answers

Slowing down the pace

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 - 8 answers

Don't have an internship for summer, feeling really down

I'm a computer science major with a 3.16 GPA finishing my Junior year at UT Dallas. I feel really unsure as to how to go about getting internships, and I failed to get an internship for this summer, though I did manage to get one interview from dropping off my resume at a booth at an on campus career fair. It seems like a lot of people from my class haven't gotten internships either, though obviously I can't take a scientific poll. [more inside]
posted by bookman117 on May 10, 2013 - 21 answers

How do I find a job in IT/Web with lots of experience before I graduate in may?

I am graduating next May (2013) with a Bachelors of Science in Applied Computing Technology from Colorado State University. I have 3 years IT & Network Support experience and just about 2.5 years web development experience through Student positions. I've done the whole freelance thing for the last 5 years as a Wordpress theme guy. How do I approach getting a full time job after college? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Morally-significant IT work?

For those of you who work in a computer field (IT, software development, etc.) and you feel your work has some greater moral purpose (beyond paying the bills): what do you do? And how did you find your job? [more inside]
posted by molybdenum on May 13, 2012 - 28 answers

A rewarding job? Is that a thing?

Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Jan 27, 2012 - 11 answers

Tips for cover letters and followups in the Toronto IT market?

Hi - I am applying for technical writing jobs in Toronto, and - like many people - I find that I don't have a clear idea how to write good cover letters. I am also not sure how assertive a cover letter should be, or how long I should wait before following up. I also wonder whether I need to explain why my job history is a bit convoluted. Hivemind, can you please help? [more inside]
posted by tallmiddleagedgeek on Sep 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Where can I find an IT support refresher course?

I need to brush up on and refresh my memory of various topics in the area of IT technical support for an interview. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by karizma on May 19, 2011 - 5 answers

We're going back to school, but for what??

Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
posted by powerbumpkin on Apr 7, 2011 - 20 answers

Information Technology in Austin

What is the job market like for I.T. professionals in Austin and how can I join the ranks? [more inside]
posted by jasondigitized on Mar 28, 2011 - 1 answer

Finding IT jobs in (K-12) education

For various reasons, I've decided to find an IT job at a school, preferably NOT at the college level, though I'm somewhat open to the idea. Let's just say that my credentials/resume/references are not the issue. The issue is finding job openings in educations! [more inside]
posted by MeProxy on Feb 17, 2011 - 6 answers

Leaving grad school and getting a job in a different field?

Information about leaving grad school and getting a job in a different field. Help me figure out how to get my foot in the door. Long background and question follows. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 28, 2010 - 3 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

What do I do?

This is yet another question regarding job titles. With the huge cuts last year and the lack of a state budget so far this year (much less a university budget), this is a nervous time for my coworkers and I. My official title is "Systems Engineer" which (to me) is so broad of a title that dozens of different positions actually fall under this category. Let me list some of my actual responsibilities and ask you for a more accurate job title. [more inside]
posted by Barmecide on Sep 9, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find IT work in Chicago area.

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 - 5 answers

Job website for Cardiff?

Quick question: What's the best website if I'm looking for an IT job in Cardiff, Wales? [more inside]
posted by krisjohn on Jul 8, 2010 - 1 answer

A good placement agency for CIO/CTO/Director level positions?

Can you recommend a placement agency for a CIO/CTO/Director level position in IT? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 18, 2010 - 2 answers

Is there a website that tracks information about companies that have offshored information technology jobs?

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 - 0 answers

What job is this? Can I make a living with this?

I hate coding. I like conceiving of what the code could do . Work please? [more inside]
posted by fishmasta on Oct 28, 2009 - 14 answers

How does a history major get a job in IT?

How does a history major get a job in IT? If you work in IT or as a programmer, but have a degree in an unrelated field, how did you transition into tech? [more inside]
posted by capitalist.pig on Jul 18, 2009 - 21 answers

How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry?

How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry? [more inside]
posted by robzster1977 on Mar 4, 2009 - 6 answers

How do I find a part time IT/Help desk Job in Colorado?

How do I find a part time IT/Help desk Job in Colorado? I need something that pays $15-20 an hour and 15-20 hours per week. How can I find such a job? Suggestions please
posted by BoldStepDesign on Oct 6, 2008 - 3 answers

Help me get out of an IT contracting loop!

I'm 26 years old and stuck in a IT-contracting loop. Would an MBA, Masters or going back to get certified in certain hardware/software help me out? What kinds of opportunities could they open up? [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on May 20, 2008 - 7 answers

What does an Info Science major do?

I'm stuck in a contracting loop and I need career advice :( I'm about to finish up a 9 month contract at a major pharmaceutical. I was on contract for 6-months and got extended the final 3. Before that I was out of work for a few months after being laid off from my previous job. That involved supporting remote synchronization software as well as SQL work. I graduated with a major in Information Studies and I've worked help desk positions in the past. [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Apr 30, 2007 - 6 answers

Do part time IT jobs exist?

Do part-time IT jobs exist? [more inside]
posted by tremolo1970 on Nov 16, 2006 - 12 answers

Is the Alberta job market really that hot?

What's the job market for IT/audiovisual really like in Alberta? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Sep 16, 2006 - 3 answers

Where can I find resources to help me become a freelance IT pro for small businesses?

I think I have the kind of "jack of all trades" IT skillset which would be useful to those small businesses, say those with less than 5 staff, who are unlikely to have their own "IT guy" in-house. I'd like to find any resources/websites/communities that would be able to help me move towards being that IT guy who can support these small businesses. [more inside]
posted by uk_giffo on Sep 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Am I missing a job opportunity I didn't know existed?

I've had an oddly diverse and thorough set of work and life experiences over the last 10-12 years, and now that I've finally finished my BS in electrical engineering, I've been working at my current job, but wishing I were somewhere else. [more inside]
posted by quadrinary on Jun 1, 2006 - 8 answers

What do I want to be when I "grow up"?

Help me decide my future. [more inside]
posted by weirdoactor on Feb 13, 2006 - 6 answers

ASP or ColdFusion job posting tools

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 - 1 answer

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