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Old 04-25-2011, 09:27 AM
 
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How is the IT job market in Austin and surrounding areas?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Competitive.
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:12 AM
 
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Competitive.
Competitive, but there's always room for talented and hard working IT people. We just received about 50 resumes when we recently posted a desktop support position for a week, but only about 5 had the experience/education that we were looking for and were worth interviewing. Again, the question is what part of "IT" are you in and are you willing to most likely take a pay cut at first if you're coming from a larger city?
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Old 04-25-2011, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Competitive, but there's always room for talented and hard working IT people. We just received about 50 resumes when we recently posted a desktop support position for a week, but only about 5 had the experience/education that we were looking for and were worth interviewing. Again, the question is what part of "IT" are you in and are you willing to most likely take a pay cut at first if you're coming from a larger city?
I was told for my position they received about 200 resumes from people that were not even close to experienced to way more experienced than me.
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Old 04-25-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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How is the IT job market in Austin and surrounding areas?
I hear the Geek Squad at Best Buy is always hiring!

IT is dying in Texas as a whole with the amount of jobs being offshored. There will always be a need for IT with boots on the ground here but that is quickly diminishing.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park
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It depends on what you're looking for, really. IT covers such a broad range of job skills...

All of that said, there is room if you're good, and willing to prove yourself.
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Old 05-08-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Sorry for not being specific. I'd be applying for a Sr. System Admin position.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:25 PM
 
Location: Cedar Park
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From what I've seen, the jobs are there at that level. Experience, recommendations, and interviews are far more valuable than certifications, from what I've seen.

The tough market in Austin seems to be entry-level and slightly above. Senior positions are there, but you may not find the job you want the first time out.

Again, "data" is not the plural of "anecdote".
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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