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WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GROW UP?

By oehls ·
HELP, IN 1980 I WORKED FOR WANG LABS AS A FIELD SERVICE TECH. THEN I TOOK 10 YEARS OFF TO HAVE CHILDREN. NOW I AM BACK IN TECH SCHOOL TO RECERT.
A+ WAS A BREEEZZZ. BUT WHAT NEXT? I WANT TO TAYLOR MY CERTS FOR A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. I WOULD LIKE ADVICE FROM ANY OF YOU WEB-MASTERS, CISCO ROUTING PEOPLE. I HAVE 15 YEARS AS A GRAPHIC ARTIST, ARE THERE STILL JOBS FOR WEB-MASTERS OUT THERE? CAN YOU WORK FROM YOUR HOME OR SOME LOCATION LIKE THE GREAT WHITE SANDY BEACH. IS THERE SUCH A THING?

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Uh, First fix that CAPS Lock Key

by road-dog In reply to WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GRO ...

Then Take a look at the Sunday Paper emplyment pages. See what they're looking for. Decide what you like to do that there is demand for. Train up to do what you enjoy doing.

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Developers work from home...

by ghstinshll In reply to Uh, First fix that CAPS L ...

The only people I really knew who worked from a location like that were developers, and usually not on a laptop on the beach, but from a workstation in their office of their home... And they were so busy they had to keep their noses in the program, not in the water.

As for web masters, they tend to be systems admins with specializations in code and web stuff, while the developers did the real coding, so web masters are typically in the office. If I were you I'd be looking into some sort of an entry level tech position to pay for some training, and then see where you take it. Only you can decide, but it's rare that PC related people work virtually. it's usually just sales and marketing people that work virtually these days...

Good luck.

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webmasters

by teegood In reply to Developers work from home ...

Many companies have found that cross training employees to cover some of the IT needs..actually saves money. Webmasters are those that can "get around in the system" and thus, have confidence in computers. Designing and maintaining web sites is perhaps the easiest of all computer trades. There may be script involved in your company site, but nary is there more than one person handling that job. Unless your company is an Internet company, you probably employ a long time employee- frequently female- in the Webmaster position. Webmasters do need an eye for what looks good, and female's tend to be more in tune with style. Your system or network administrator is the one who may have numerous certifications, but business accumen is also important in such a position. If this person has that, they frequently are the ones handling the purchasing for IT related equipment. A true title of "Developer" is not prevelant in most companies (manufacturing, health care, service organizations, etc) and it is difficult to break into a company that develops frequently without sound experience. It is far cheaper to outsource to consulting firms and developing is typically tied to a project. Tech positions, help desk, that is the best way to break into the field..the best advice is to learn as much about the network as you can before you interview..all companies employ a myriad of differing technologies and if you can get a leg up on that, you can get ahead in the interview process.

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What will you be??

by GuruOfDos In reply to WHAT WILL I BE WHEN I GRO ...

Definitely older, greyer and more wrinkled.

Hopefully wiser, better informed, less naive and a more educated person.

Don't base your career choice on just what you'd like to earn. Do something you love and are good at...let your rewards speakfor themselves.

Re: somewhere nice to live...New Zealand is top of my list, Australia second, Holland third, then the UK...Indonesia is pretty nice in the smaller cities, and Spain is alright if you like beaches. Avoid South America, especially Argentina and I'd avoid pretty much anywhere in the USA within 400 miles of a geological fault line, as the 'big one' is predicted to hit in 2004/5. Why did Gates choose Seattle?? If he lived in Silicon Valley, we could look forward to not having him around within a couple of years!

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