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IT Job Market Recovering Faster Now Than After Dot-com Bubble Burst 242

tsamsoniw writes "More new tech jobs have emerged since the end of the past recession than during the same recovery timelines following the dot-com bubble burst and the early-1990s recession. What's more, the unemployment rate among technology professionals is now half that of the national average — with especially low unemployment rates for database administrators and network architects. What's not clear, though, is how many unemployed techies aren't being counted because they've abandoned job searches."
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IT Job Market Recovering Faster Now Than After Dot-com Bubble Burst

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  • by gentryx ( 759438 ) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:00PM (#42597629) Homepage Journal
    Did anyone else read the title and thought "Megaupload's downfall wasn't that bad, wasn't it?" Or did Kim's extensive physique just lose structural integrity?
  • by Kjella ( 173770 ) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:04PM (#42597665) Homepage

    When you say "left school" are you talking about high school?

    He's talking about troll school and has been at slashdot ever since...

  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:06PM (#42597701)

    Great. They just announced another round of executive bonuses.

  • by Bramlet Abercrombie ( 1435537 ) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:12PM (#42597751)
    I've got A+, Network+ and MCP and it's still not enough to get the first job in IT? What gives?
  • by kelemvor4 ( 1980226 ) on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @07:12PM (#42597759)
    "It doesn't really matter. I uh, I don't like my job, and, uh, I don't think I'm gonna go anymore."
  • by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 15, 2013 @09:30PM (#42598923)

    "I've got A+, Network+ and MCP and it's still not enough to get the first job in IT? What gives?"
    "I have a BS from SUNY Cum Laude in CS and cant get started? What Gives. Back to mowing lawns !"

    What gives is this, I have oh a million tied up in equipment that I want to make a network out of, one kid has his own tools and can start right now, the other kid has one of these degree's. I start asking a few questions and quickly learn the kid with NO school has done this many times before, is quite serious and actually asks me what the network is for, the kid with the degree has trouble with my questions, appears visually worried when hearing about the Prostar PBX and doesn't even know, pulling wire, punch downs or what a vault is.

    That's what gives.
    One of you had the BALLS, and showed concern, and interest to just ask for the job, ala fuck the resume just hire me and lets make some money, I can do this for ya!

    But wait there's much much more.
    1. Now we have the uncertainty of Obamacare and you are the 50th monkey( one more employee), tough break
    2. Now the monetary system itself is about to pop, maybe I can't afford my network to be up right now
    3. Now there is spying and snooping, maybe my business doesn't want to operate in that. (Can you fix this problem?)
    4. Riding out bad times. (Convince me I NEED you for anything, what money are you going to rake in for me?)
    5. Prostar has their OWN certs (do we REALLY need a cert here? or ability to show the ownership, need, and communication)
    6. it's tough finding a job - (I have to agree with ya, but even with my sympathy and compassion it doesn't get it off this list)

    Other thoughts.
    The reason you can't answer the questions is cause you don't think for yourself, or you haven't actually built anything
    What would you do if MY network was Your Network? You have to think like that. Ya know? Why is the little red light for the smtp server getting pegged by brasil and china?

    If the economy is fucking with me, it hell of concerns you as well, your looking for answers for MY problems when I pay you, if not, WHY ARE YOU HERE?

    The other thing that pisses me off, is your little one line half ass broke dick sentence structure made of acronyms. my coffee and HEAD will take two lumps from home depot in the morning--Headlights not head lumps. Yes we want brevity, but type shit out for awhile until you know what the fuck your talking about.

    You know there is one last thing I want to know about you.
    How do you handle emergency after getting good and drunk.
    Are ya still smart enough to carefully stumble over and yank the ethernet cable? OR is it PANIC ZONE and morning hangovers, can I borrow a 5 spot for a breakfast burrito. DO ya pack your own aspirin, and suck it up, work hard/play hard? Or whine like a whiny bitch when you cut your wittle fingers. Boo Hoo

    If you can pass all my tests I probably put you on salary (unless you are bidding projects)
      Also, you can sub-contract your work. What the fuck do I care as long as it all works.
    The primary work will be your responsibility though. You can sub-contract, but you better not hold up a dollar with your penny bullshit.
    When you see a problem, you are going to say something about it, it won't be a surprise to me. Suprise you know that contracter I hired, he fucked up the bla bla and now this is down this morning. -- Might as well re-phrase that, I'll pack my shit right now, I fucked up your trust boss.

      (it's true an act of god can fuck things up and I accept that but deception to the last moment I won't tolerate)

"The number of Unix installations has grown to 10, with more expected." -- The Unix Programmer's Manual, 2nd Edition, June, 1972