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Old 09-11-2015, 11:07 PM
 
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How hard is it to find a job in the IT industry if you are middle aged person and has only less than 5 years work experience? Plus non native english speaker in Dallas metro area.
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Old 09-12-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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What do you specialize in?
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Old 09-12-2015, 01:53 PM
 
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Computer programmer.
Not me. One of my friend.
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Old 09-12-2015, 06:21 PM
 
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What kind of programming? Should not be difficult, I know many non Native speakers doing very well.
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Old 09-12-2015, 08:17 PM
 
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Yes, there are many but the person is in the mid 50s with very little technical knowledge/experience. It's a very competitive market out there, that's what I heard.
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Old 09-14-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: garland
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Yes, there are many but the person is in the mid 50s with very little technical knowledge/experience. It's a very competitive market out there, that's what I heard.
entering the market mid-50's in any career is going to be very difficult.
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Old 09-14-2015, 11:52 AM
 
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You'll have to use connections and start at entry level but you have to have a green card as companies can't arrange visas for these jobs.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:05 PM
 
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If you are indian they will probably hire you on the spot.
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Old 09-14-2015, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Plano, TX
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Yes, there are many but the person is in the mid 50s with very little technical knowledge/experience. It's a very competitive market out there, that's what I heard.
Agree. Getting into a full time position is going to be difficult. Try contract jobs initially is what I would recommend.
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Old 09-14-2015, 06:43 PM
 
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If you are indian they will probably hire you on the spot.
Lol. Unfortunately the person is not Indian.
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