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Can older techs get employment in IT?

By FrenchFries290 ·
I am a retired vocational electronics instructor with over 10 years experience in PC hardware and software support. I am 66 years old. I have worked as an IT contractor since I retired in 1997. I don't like contract work. I would rather have a permanent position where I can build relationships and show an employer what I can do.

I would like to know what IT areas I could concentrate on for gaining permanent employment? I am concerned about wages.

I have the skills to support PC hardware, software, and peripherals. I can troubleshoot a Microsoft network from a PC technician's viewpoint. The only server experience I have had has been in the training classroom. I hold am MCSE (NT-4) and Microsoft Windows 2000 server certificate.

I have not made a concerted effort to secure more contractor work since I started operating my own service business in and around my home town. It takes a long time to grow a stable business, and in the meantime, I would like employment.


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by ghstinshll In reply to Can older techs get emplo ...

So you've been around and want work? Starting with a simple web search for job search engines, technical recruiters, and headhunters... Place your resume eveerywhere you can, talk with recruiters and headhunters, and search the web daily for jobs. Internal jobs as a tech are usually staffed through a firm now for major corps. As long as you get an honest person representing you, you will get a job.,,,,'s job site,, Also, think of as many companies as you ca in your area, and look on their external job boards on their web sites. You have the skills and experience to get any desktop support/hardware job you want. Just get active on it. It takes as much work to find that work as it does to do the work, and sometimes more. I've been there.

I'm worried about age bias though, but since most tech positions are shortlived by people job hopping, you shouldn't be hindered by age discrimination.

Where are you located? People know people on this mesasge board... (-:{

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by FrenchFries290 In reply to Interpretation...

In my original message, I intended to say that I would be very flexible on wages, and pay was NOT a big concern. Instead, I posted the message that wages WERE a concern. Please make the correction when you read the message.

I am located between Cincinnati and Dayton, Ohio.
I have worked in both cities several times.

Thanks to ghstinshll very much for you participation. I have been discouraged in recent month for lack of job opportunities. You have encouraged me to try again for thatelucive position.


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