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    Finding a replacement


    by jhowton ·

    My company recently ran an ad for a Network Administrator to take my position when I leave. So far we’ve gotten only about a dozen resumes at most and maybe 2 or 3 of those that seem qualified. Is the pool of qualified applicants really that small now? This is the first time I’ve ever been involved in the hiring process for this type of position and I thought the response would be better than that. I live in Birmingham (AL) right now, so I know there’s plenty of people around here with the skills to do it…

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    • #3282610

      It depends

      by zlitocook ·

      In reply to Finding a replacement

      On where the add was run and how it was worded. If you make the job sound impossible, like 10 years of system administration, 10 years of IBM AIX and Unix. Must have MCSE, CCNA, ECT ECT. I have seen jobs that want more experence then the time that the O/S was out for.
      If it was run on line like with Monster, career or others you should get alot more applications.

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        by jhowton ·

        In reply to It depends

        The only requirements for this job are MCSE, SQL experience, and the normal administration-type stuff. There are no major requirements, yet we only get a handful of resume’s. When I applied for the job, there were close to 100. That was about a year and a half ago…

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      Applicant Pool

      by marileev9 ·

      In reply to Finding a replacement

      My company has a number of openings as well It seems that we get many eager no-quite qualified applicants and a few who stand out. You’re not the only one seeing this.

      If you want to be a bit more visible with your job search, I can recommend posting on your area’s Craig’s List.

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