Any TE members in Los Angeles? I'm gonig there on vacation soon, let's meet up.
I'm going to be in L.A. the last week of April and the first few days of May. Around the city and southern SFV, going here, going there, sightseeing, etc. Are any members from this site in that general area? I was thinking we could meet up, as some sort of pre-interview, and once I can move out to L.A. permanently, maybe we can work together to help me get a few interviews. I'd primarily be looking for these sorts of jobs: 1. Retired lottery multimillionaire 2. Data Center Technician 3. NOC Analyst 4. Junior Network Admin 5. Some combination of 2,3, and 4. I have my CCNA R&S already, and 5+ years senior desktop support experience. I've done freelance IT work, contract IT assignments, and have been into data centers for gear changes, installations, NetApp upgrades, and have done some network troubleshooting. Here in my area, any decent IT jobs higher than desktop support are damn tough to come by. So if anyone is in that area, and is experienced in IT enough to aid me with some solid IT advice and interview possibilities, it would be much appreciated. Even if I haven't fully moved back to the area yet, that doesn't mean I can't come out there for some shorter term assignment. For example, a new 50,000 sq. ft. data center is being built, and they need people to come in for 3 months and set up the racks, install the network gear, servers, battery backups, etc, run the power and ethernet lines, and all that. I'd love to do an assignment like that, I know the L.A. area well enough to live cheaply out there while I am there. This is just an example of things I want to do to expand my experience and maybe it'll lead to a full time data center job of some sort, for which I could accelerate my plans to move to L.A. .