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Chances to find a job!

By voldar ·
Hello everybody. It took me a while untill I decided to ask such thing here - in this community of pro's - which I recently discovered. The fact is that I am since 2001 in IT and worked as IT - Network Admin and then as IT manager. Before working in IT I worked as civil engineer - designer/project manager, but my real "love" are computers. In short time I will move to Montreal - Canada, and I think to start a new career in IT also. What I am asking from you is this: can you give me some advices about what are the job-market probabilities in finding and continuing an IT carrier?
I am MCSA - I know, everyone is going to laugh, but I have built on my own the entire network on the firm I work now (170 computers - 4 servers) and I say I have some experience - not only in reading-memorizing-taking exams and then forgetting. Any advice would be very much appreciated.

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my 2 cents

by Zulj In reply to Chances to find a job!

Well I can't tell what the IT industry is like in Montreal because I live in South Africa. But you've got pretty good experience from what I can tell. Some people will have more years worth of exp, but not necessarily as good as yours. You must let it show.

I live in a city called Durban and the IT industry here is really bad at the moment. But if you're good at what you do people will notice and you will get a job.

Even if you don't get a job straight away, go freelance. Judging from your comments in previous discussions you seem to have the right personality and outlook to do well. I got my job by going freelance until one of my clients offered me a full time job.

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I thought about

by voldar In reply to my 2 cents

that too. Thank you for the comments. They worth more than 2 cents .

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On going freelance.

by Zulj In reply to Chances to find a job!

I have been planning to go on my own again for a while now. I didn't do so well the first time because I thought my skills and experience were good enough to pull me through.

I recently spoke to a friend who is sort of a guru at starting up companies. He gave me some good advice, but also told me I should go and buy a good book on starting up a business. Never thought I'd see the day when a business management book would find a place on my shelves with all my Windows, Network, Cisco books and manuals. But I must admit that already I've seen how many mistakes I made the first time round. There are tons of simple things which I should have done, which didn't even cross my mind then.

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