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Old 03-20-2013, 09:06 AM
Location: 5280 above liquid
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Originally Posted by wendellg85 View Post
Looking to relocate to CO (Denver-COS corridior) and seeking opinions on ease of finding a job for my skill set.

I have 15+ years experience with large pharmaceutical company in IS/IT field - mainly Business Relationship Management / Business Analysis / Project Management / Service Management qualifications. Education inclues BA in Information Technology and MBA.

So I am an IS person in a non-IS company, and I'm really good at what I do, but I'm not a software developer or a network engineer, both of which seem to be abundant in Denver.

I am slightly concerned if I will struggle to find a job against this competition? We don't have many true tech companies (the HPs/Dells and the like) where I live, so I'm well qualified here... but maybe I'm not in CO? I don't need to work at a tech company, IS dept in a non-tech company is fine with me.

I currently make over 100k year and want to know what are my prospects to find something similar? Salary doesn't have to be exactly the same but I don't want to take a major pay cut.

And to clarify, I'm not intending to be snobbish about the salary, it's just that the COL (esp. houses) doesn't seem to be much lower than here (our present townhouse was 350k, granted it is very nice) so I would want to be able to afford to live there. :-)
What types of employment searches have you done to validate or disprove your prospects out here?
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:18 AM
Status: "Summer!" (set 7 hours ago)
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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The person with the primary job (sounds like this is the OP) should have a job lined up or at least some strong leads before moving.

I would caution against Ft. Collins unless the OP herself has a job there. There aren't a *lot* of jobs up there, and nursing jobs are especially difficult to find there.

OP, I don't know where you're living now, but the nursing situation here is not as easy as in some other areas. You can find jobs, but you have to look a little harder, especially if you're wanting to be the least bit picky. That's not negative mind you, at this point in my life, I'm not willing to work 12 hr. shifts, etc.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:00 AM
Location: Aurora, CO
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It's too bad you're not a developer. The company that originally moved me up here has 2 big projects that revolve around hospital pharmacy automation and last I knew they had a dev opening.
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