Lots of people are unsure of why I would want to move to a different geographical area to pursue my career in the IT industry. This is why:
(7:33:02 PM) Alex: dude, move up here. (7:33:09 PM) Alex: i just TURNED DOWN a job for $45/hr (7:33:12 PM) Alex: doing php dev
I can't figure it out, really. I know I've bludgeoned this topic to death, but it pisses me off so bad.
I've interviewed for many jobs. While I was in college, I couldn't even get a job as a lab monitor: I got a job doing clerical work in the financial aid office. I've interviewed for many jobs since then, and even with a degree in computer programming, I can't land a job at a helpdesk.
I'm currently working on expanding my portfolio, barren as it may be, but I just don't feel that anything I do will be what the employers will want to see to hire me.
I was chatting with a buddy in Ohio last night and he said that part of his college classes require him to work in an IT position. My best friend was handed an IT position when he inquired about machine operator factory work. The list goes on and on, too. I just don't get what I'm missing.
At any rate, I'm going to stick to my January 1st goal. If you're the praying type, pray for me with this.