Are there any technical or professional certificates that a non-IT professional could obtain that would be appealing to future employers? I'm in my mid-30s and all of my work experience has involved non-technical office work. I'm currently a manager (like, actual manager, not an office manager) of one of the branch offices of a small company and oversee a small staff, but I'm looking for a change of scenery. Other than an MBA, are there any certifications (whether professional or technical) that a beginner can obtain that would be attractive to potential employers? If it matters, I currently make in the mid $50s and would like my next job to pay the same or more. I know, I know... Thanks in advance!
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]
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?
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]
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]
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]
Can you help me find a more interesting, fulfilling job in the tech industry? [more inside]
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]
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]
Please help two hardworking yet poor 30 year olds get careers and move out of this tiny one-bedroom apartment. [more inside]
What is the job market like for I.T. professionals in Austin and how can I join the ranks? [more inside]
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]
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]
I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
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]
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]
Quick question: What's the best website if I'm looking for an IT job in Cardiff, Wales? [more inside]
Can you recommend a placement agency for a CIO/CTO/Director level position in IT? [more inside]
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]
I hate coding. I like conceiving of what the code could do . Work please? [more inside]
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]
How easy is it for a British citizen to find work in the Canadian IT industry? [more inside]
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
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]
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]
Do part-time IT jobs exist? [more inside]
What's the job market for IT/audiovisual really like in Alberta? [more inside]
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]
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]
Help me decide my future. [more inside]
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.