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age limit for working in IT

Discussion in 'Training & Development' started by kflemming, May 10, 2010.

  1. kflemming

    kflemming New Member

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    im 40 years old at the moment, i would like to work in the IT industry preferably doing database administration, am i to old ?
     
  2. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Your never too old to work in IT!
     
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  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

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    No you're not, however don't expect to just walk into DB administration if you haven't done it before.
    Small steps lead to giant leaps.

    I know guys older than you who went on to become dba's.
     
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  4. BosonMichael
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    BosonMichael Yottabyte Poster

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    ^^ This ^^.
     
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    IT is almost all mental work so if you've got the aptitude for it, you're good to go. The hardest part is getting your foot in the door but that's the same if you are 16 or 66. Good luck, Jim
     
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  6. kflemming

    kflemming New Member

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    thanks everyone for your replys, thats just what i wanted to hear thats really motivated me to study now. ill get my A+ first then take if from there.
     
  7. Kopite_21

    Kopite_21 Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Good Luck with the study.
     
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  8. JonnyMX

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    You can work in IT pretty much between the time when you stop wetting yourself and the time when you start doing it again...

    :biggrin
     
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  9. Len

    Len Byte Poster

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    What happens if someone is incontinent?
    :blink
     
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  10. BosonMichael
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    Pffft. Some of the best techs I know wet themselves on a daily basis. :dry

    :p
     
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  11. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    You can work in IT in any country. :blink

    Oh, wait,


    Probably best to keep them out the server room.
     
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  12. Dave_unemployed

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    i'm glad theres no age limit but personally i noticed theres discrimination when come to hiring...
     
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  13. JamesCG

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    Dude, you're not too old! As long as you keep up with what's new and make sure you are experienced in modern technology, you'll be fine!
     

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