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IT Generalist job search tips?

By SusanG ·
Hi everyone-

This is my first post -- seems like a friendly and knowledgeable bunch here!

I've read some of the threads about PC/IT Generalists (aka Specialists) with interest, and I hope you can answer my questions or point me to some helpful resources.

I've been working with PCs since 1986 as a consultant or full-time employee. I've done whatever was called for with clients of all types, from individuals with no computer background to IT departments at large corporations. My full-time positions were both with small (15-20 emps.) software companies, and I wore several hats there and in my own consulting firm.

My skills include:
- Technical writing (tech and functional specs; print and online documentation including Help Authoring)
- Programming (VB and VBA, web scripting, Access and SQL Server db design and management)
- QA (Lead tester for a number of commercial apps for a software testing company)
- Technical Support (all Windows and MS Office versions, Help Authoring tools, most major wordprocessor, spreadsheet, database apps, etc.. I was the primary support contact for several major corporations)
- Training (lots of experience training Users, executives, college students)

I'm registered with a bunch of job search sites (Dice, HotJobs, Monster, CareerBuilder, some local sites, and others), and I do a lot of hunting on my own, but I'm having a hard time coming up with positions that are a good match, so I've been applying for things like Tech Writer, Programmer, QA, etc. individually instead of jobs requiring more of a generalist. Is there some magic search keyword or phrase I'm missing?

I'm also having a hard time finding recruiters, oddly enough, but I've just started with that. Last time I looked for a full-time position they were pretty easy to find, but it looks like things have changed, or again I'm just missing there. Are there any firms you can recommend I contact? I'm in Putnam, NY.

Any suggestions would be most appreciated!

TIA-

-Susan

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Venture Capitalist

by gortiz In reply to IT Generalist job search ...

What is that? Venture Capitalist are individuals that invest in organization or help start organizations. They usually belong to the Board of Directors on a few diferent organizations. Having broad skills in IT would be something that you could "SELL" to someone like this because they are constantly looking for good candidates to operate the different part of the organizations they run.

You can search online for Venture Capitalist and give them a try. Doing this type of job searching means that you must be extremely proactive and outgoing. You must market and sell yourself to these individuals. Remembers, these individuals have seen it all and what to see what makes you stand out from the crowd.

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Re: IT Generalist job search tips?

by Joseph967 In reply to IT Generalist job search ...

Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on Job sites. Do you heard about http://cloudjobs.net I got a good job in the computing field by them. They are the No:1 online source for the job seekers in the Cloud Computing.. They helped me a lot in finding a perfect career in the Computing field...

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Re: IT Generalist job search tips?

by Kenta_HR In reply to Re: IT Generalist job sea ...

Thanks for the information Joseph. I have visited the site http://cloudjobs.net they are providing really an great service for the job seekers in the Computing Industry. I have suggested this site for my friend.

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