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Can't Find an IT Job? Here's Why

Discussion in 'News' started by tripwire45, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. tripwire45
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    Can't Find an IT Job? Here's Why

    Keep in mind that the information in this article is "US-centric". -Trip

    The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a jump of more than 11% in IT employment from April to May of this year. And research conducted by Robert Half Technology supports the notion that job growth will remain fairly robust: Our most recent IT Hiring Index and Skills Report indicates that 13% of U.S. CIOs plan to add technology staffers over the next three months, while only 3% anticipate cutbacks. The net 10% increase is up two percentage points from the previous forecast. It seems all signs point to brisk hiring in the IT field. But are you still having trouble finding a job?

    Read the rest at Computerworld.com.
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    1. fortch

      • BS/BA degree preferred;
      • Minimum of 3 years of experience in Systems Engineering in a corporate/enterprise IT environment;
      • Minimum of 2 years of experience with the implementation and administration of Microsoft Exchange 2000/2003 in a clustered, geographically-distributed server environment;
      • Microsoft certification credentials: MCSE or MCSE+Internet, Exchange 2003 and/or SQL Server 2000 certifications are strong pluses;
      • Practical experience with architecture, implementation, and operation of complex multi-vendor, multi-server network infrastructures in support of a mission-critical enterprise environment;
      • Experience in key aspects of Windows 2000/2003 performance and availability monitoring and administration in a 24x7 production environment required;
      • Must possess a thorough understanding of Windows 2000/2003 Active Directory Services and related components (DNS, DHCP, DFS, Group Policy, etc.);
      • Must posses a working understanding of enterprise backup policies and procedures; experience with Veritas NetBackup, Veritas DLO, CYA, and/or DLT tape library technologies preferred;
      • Considerable experience with configuration and support of Intel-based server hardware;
      • Experience with Dell server hardware and software; working knowledge of server/desktop management applications such as Altiris and/or Dell OpenManage is desirable;
      • Operational experience with EMC enterprise storage products and applications including Clariion, Celerra, Centerra, Visual SRM, and Visual SAN;
      • Experience with configuration/administration of NetIQ AppManager and Analysis Center;
      • Administrative scripting (WSH, VBS) and/or web-development skills (ASP) a strong plus.
      • Operational experience with SQL Server, Oracle, IIS, HTML, WWW technologies and tools;
      • Experience with Citrix, Legato EmailXtender, DiskXtender, Documentum, and/or server virtualization platforms such as EMC VMware Server (ESX/GSX) is a strong plus;
      • Familiarity with desktop security products such as TrendMicro OfficeScan, Zone Labs Integrity, RSA Sign-On Manager, and/or iPassConnect;
      • Experience with implementing 802.1x and wireless security in an enterprise environment;
      • Practical working knowledge of current storage and disk array technologies, including RAID, SAN, and NAS. EMC product experience is desirable;
      • In-depth knowledge of debugging problems related to network communications protocols (SMTP, SNMP, RPC, X.400, ODBC, with focus on Microsoft TCP/IP) is strong plus; and
      • Problem solving abilities, with the ability to “think outside the box” to devise operational solutions to complex technical problems.

      Yup, this is the average job opportunity in the DC Metro Area -- and there's literally thousands of them. Oh, and don't forget the Active TS/SCI (or any variation of) clearance, which is the hardest thing to get these days. I'd love to be an expert DBA, network engineer, program developer and systems admin -- all in one :rolleyes: Tough market, especially for those of us with limited real-world experience.

      However, for people that can check 95% (and they want 95%, not 55%) of those requirements -- you can literally write your own check. Peace!

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