This thread is awesome. Although I don't look down on the IT field. I think it will definnitally help those who do or are debating if they made the right decision stepping into the field.
Just remember, there are people out there who do get paid VERY WELL. Don't be mediocre. If you really want that good paying job. Work hard, try hard, and it will all pay off.
That's what drives me. I tell myself almost everyday, and the fact that I want it so bad is what makes me succeed in the things I'm doing now.
wanna hear something **** up...multi-billion dollar casinos and hotels here in vegas have a IT staff of like 5-9 people....its ****...getting into that is near impossible since all IT jobs here in Vegas people get in b.c. they know someone in the casino or its hired internally....so talk about getting a BUM rap being an IT dude....
I'm talking to a friend of mine and he said "word on the street" is that Cisco isn't what it all used to be. I'm sure nothing lasts forever... but what do you guys say about the general buzz around Cisco? Will CCNA/CCNP/CCIE's still be in high demand like in the past 5 years or so? What about other competition making cheaper products that do just as good? Whats everyone's overall say about the Cisco networking world as a whole, now and in the future?
The reality is that there really are no jobs out there. I.T is no longer a shortcut to riches. Its become some sort of cult for I.T lovers, who love I.T for the sake of it.
i am a recruiter/head-hunter and i don't consider myself to be bringing down the IT world. I am honest with my candidates and with my clients. there is no reason for me to lie, or oversell a candidate. the client is going to find out one way or another. if they question the candidate on skill and they don't know---i'm busted and lose a client. If they hire that candidate and then they blow it because they don't know something ---i'm busted and lose a client. If this was a problem in the past, then these so called recruiters are just looking to make the quick buck and aren't really looking to the future and long-term working relationships.
Tech Spending Stable Worldwide, Analysts Say
A Gartner study finds that IT spending has so far been largely unaffected, despite the ongoing signs of weakness in the U.S. and global economies.
On a global basis, the projected IT budget growth rate for 2008 is 3.3 percent, unchanged from a previous Gartner survey.