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By nnoon ·
I was laid off from a rent a car company back in July 2004 since then I tried my best to look for a job that would pay as close to as what I was making (68k).I was hired by SAIC in August of 2004 and was required to get TS/SCI Clearance .I filled out all the forms in September of 2004 .I am still waiting to get my Clearance .I was not born in USA may be that could be the reason why it is taking so long.I did B.A in Journalism and asking if anyone can help me get a Job .

Thank you

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Who are you and what are your technical qualifications?

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Unemployed

This website is dedicated to those in the Information Technology field. We can't help you if we don't know who you are or what technical skills you have. Perhaps you should try your luck with sites like Monster and Hotjobs.

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my luck

by nnoon In reply to Who are you and what are ...

I dont have any IT Background but I want to get in IT field.I want to start at entry level and may be work my way up

My name is Rana

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And you want 70K/Yr no exp?

by w2ktechman In reply to my luck

I am pretty sure that is not going to happen. You will probably get a $20-30k/yr for starting in the field unless you have some special skills. Without any special skills you may get upwards of $12-15/hr

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I would take that

by nnoon In reply to And you want 70K/Yr no ex ...

I would take that just to get in IT field.

I am just tired of being non IT


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Don't do it just for the money

by Why Me Worry? In reply to I would take that

If you're not serious about making the commitment of working long hours and studying plenty of technical material, then IT is not for you. IT takes dedication and passion and is not something for those who simply chase a dream of striking it rich. Consider it carefully before you proceed.

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So why can't people...

by onbliss In reply to Don't do it just for the ... it for money? Anything wrong with that?

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Think M$...

by dawgit In reply to So why can't people...

Does that answer that question?
No, it's not about the money, it's nice to make of course, but if you don't have the drive to do it, all the money in the world won't keep you going long.

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The drive will come...

by onbliss In reply to So why can't people... you keep working.

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Heart <-> Brain Conection

by dawgit In reply to So why can't people...

if there's that, anything will work.
I think it's called 'Passion' Sad that our society doesen't put as much emphasis on that as it used to.

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Attitude, right?

by onbliss In reply to So why can't people...

If one has the attitude, then one can always put the heart into the job, right? Ofcourse if one lacks the "raw brain power" then the person is not going to shine in industries that critically need "raw brain power".

I just don't have the skill sets to create music (I had some interest and practiced Violin for couple of years). But I can always get trained in some areas and get employed in the massive music industry - without having to write one line of lyric or create music, right?

I can not paint or draw great (though I had some nominal interest ). But still I can pick up some skills or get trained in some areas (cartoon, sketches etc) and write books for kids, right?

And you might be able to provide so many examples where passion is a criteria to survive and excel :-) I believe our IT industry has grown by leaps and bounds, and is so vast that it can take people even without passion into its folds.

And ofcourse, one can try and if the industry does not interest, then s/he can move on :-) to greener pastures (if any).

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