Anybody in Tampa?

Success101Success101 Posts: 132Member
How's the job market? Seems extremely slow and lacking. I have a clearance if that matters at all. Trying to figure out if I should move to DMV, Austin, or Atlanta.

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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,801Mod Mod
    I'm in Tampa. Been here for a year this month, and I find the job market to have a lot more IT/InfoSec job opportunities than Jacksonville (where I moved from). If you have the in-demand certs you will have no problem getting contacts from recruiters here. I have my LinkedIn set to not seeking opportunities, but my Indeed is visible and I'm STILL getting 5-6 contacts per week for opportunities. If you want opportunities nothing will beat Atlanta in the Southeast though.
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  • RaystafarianRaystafarian Posts: 87Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I see a ton for Tampa and I'm in Orlando, where it's much slower.
    Hit me up on LinkedIn - just mention you're from techexams.
  • no!all!no!all! Posts: 245Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I got a taste of Florida when I was 19 and I've been dying to move back to Tampa ever since....
    A+, N+, S+, CCNA:RS, CCNA:Sec

    "In high society TCP is more welcome than UDP. At least it knows a proper handshake" - Ben Franklin

    2019 Goals: CCNP:RS & relocate to St. Pete, FL!
  • certoicertoi Posts: 28Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    At least those areas are better than south Florida.
  • RaystafarianRaystafarian Posts: 87Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    certoi wrote: »
    At least those areas are better than south Florida.

    I constantly get contacted for stuff in Miami and FtL, but I'd never go back there.
    Hit me up on LinkedIn - just mention you're from techexams.
  • thenjdukethenjduke Posts: 894Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I constantly get contacted for stuff in Miami and FtL, but I'd never go back there.

    I get contract stuff for this are as well. Citrix is huge down there. Hmm wonder why maybe because HQ is there.
    CCNA, MCP, MCSA, MCSE, MCDST, MCITP Enterprise Administrator, Working towards Networking BS. CCNP is Next.
  • certoicertoi Posts: 28Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I am on the market now for something full time and all I am getting are calls for 3-6 months contract jobs as senior systems engineer/administrator, Mostly in Miami.
  • W StewartW Stewart Posts: 794Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I'm in the Tampa area and it does seem like there are a lot more contract jobs at the admin/engineer level than full time jobs. I'd definitely go with DMV Austin or ATL if you have the choice. Me and my family will probably move to ATL at some point in the future. The market is much better.
    Being a sys admin sucks but I love it
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