Answer for:

Any chance at pursuing a career in IT at 35?

Message 20 of 20

View entire thread
1 Votes

It is definitely still possible! I'm 34 myself. You will have to take an entry level (unfortunately) position to get established in the IT security field. Luckily, in a couple of years you will be experienced and will likely see a big bump in pay.

Age should not be a problem - just don't come off looking like a bitter, cynical curmudgeon in the interview. This is what eliminates a lot of older candidates from consideration and they think it is age discrimination rather than attitude discrimination.

Additionally, I hope you are in a part of the country where IT jobs are relatively plentiful. If your local economy is awful with little high-tech hiring going on, it may be a good time to relocate.