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Trying to get my foot in the IT door

By cdce2000 ·
Hello everyone, I just recently graduated from the University with my Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology. After four years of hard work, I finally graduated this last October. Before I attended school I was in the Air Force for 9.5 years, the last three of which I worked in the computer section of my unit. Now that I have achieved my goal, I want to move forward in my career field of choice, but I feel like I am spinning my wheels, and not getting anywhere.
I someday want to be in the positions you are in at this time, can someone please point me in the right direction, so that I may move forward. Amy ideas, insight, pointers would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you all for your help.

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Try contacting consultant firms

by sablake234 In reply to Trying to get my foot in ...

I used to work for a large pharmacuetical Company, and I know from what I saw, they hardly ever hire right out, you should get your foot in the door by contacting a consultant firm, there is Sperion, Intellimark. Also a great place to go is www.dice,com, that is where Intellimark found me ), Also be prepared, most companies have a lot of propriety software, so express your eagerness to learn, you adapt to the ever changing IT world, and that your are a good team player, as well as able to work alone. Good luck )

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Thank you for the information

by cdce2000 In reply to Try contacting consultant ...

I will contact those companies ASAP.
Thank you once again

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Resume and alot of

by zlitocook In reply to Trying to get my foot in ...

Ground and network searching. I received alot of great training through consulting work. I have 15 or more cards for contacting consulting companys and have 8 or more job sites book marked. Let me know if you want thier info. You need a great looking resume to start with and there are alot of free places on the net to look at for resumes. And there are people who will fix your resume for a big price. Look for a consulting company that has contract to hire or the hires direct, there are a few out there. I dont know what state you are in but alot of head hunters work in many states. Try these job boards.

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by jdmercha In reply to Resume and alot of

Depending on where you live, it could be a lot easier if you are willing to relocate, at your own expense.

Your University should also be able to help you. They should have some type of career center.

Expect to send out a lot of resumes, anywhere from 1 to 10 per day.

General rule of thumb - for every 10k in salary it takes one month to find a job.

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Thank you for the information

by cdce2000 In reply to Resume and alot of

I am currently living in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I have registered on Hotjobs, Dice, and Monster.
I would appreciate any information that would help me out, trying to be patient so I can get in the door. Where can you find information about IT resumes, I have been searching, but all I keep finding is the business type of resumes.
Thanks again, Zlito
By the way I used to live in St. Louis in the mid 90's, how is the job market there now? I would love to move back there I enjoyed it so much while I was there.
Thanks again for the information, I really appreciate it.

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St louis

by zlitocook In reply to Thank you for the informa ...

Is big in alot of things now. But out sourcing has hit big here. If you know programing for .net,ect you will get hired fast. Things that I am good at like migrations, upgrades and training.These can not be out sent to other countrys yet so I can get good job offers. I can also interact with any user with out causing the user to feel stupid and Most call me back to help them. All companys like that and will call you back.
St. Louis is really coming back, there have been alot of jobs posted in the last few mounths.

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Thank you for the information

by cdce2000 In reply to St louis

I will definitely need to work on my resume so more I need to put a lot more in there.
Thanks again I am glad that STL is going good.
I hope it all works out for all of us.

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NJ is also an IT hotspot

by sablake234 In reply to Thank you for the informa ...

NJ and Southern NY are IT hotspotson the eastern seaboard. Kinda expensive to live though but you can make soem decent money to live there, and if you like the fast pace lifestyle, then you might want to give it a try. Good Luck once again :)

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Thanks for the information

by cdce2000 In reply to NJ is also an IT hotspot

I like the east coast but I am not if I would like the city of that size though I am used to smaller areas, and then commute into the cities.
Thank you for the tip on NJ & NY though I appreciate it.
Talk to you later.

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do those sites really work?

by secure_lockdown In reply to Resume and alot of

if anyone on here got their current job from one of these sites - say, "Aye"!

(please no employees or individuals associated with above sites need reply.)

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