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Old 07-11-2011, 03:01 PM
 
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I'm not sure if that's true, I make quite a bit more than 60K and I'm an IT Systems Admin non manager of any kind. Don't have any current certifications, just have 10 years of experience. Got a job from out of state also, seems like things are much better here than a lot of places.
That's definitely contrary to what I've heard. It also depends on what kind of admin you are. My cousin says Windows and Cisco people are a dime a dozen while CNC's (whatever that is) are hard to find.

He is not in Denver though but he is instate and he says it is hard to find a job there.
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Old 07-12-2011, 07:38 AM
 
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My cousin says Windows and Cisco people are a dime a dozen while CNC's (whatever that is) are hard to find.
That's like saying cops, doctors, and teachers are a dime a dozen. Regardless, by the time we move in 12+ months my experience will increase and will probably pick up pro level certs. The population in Denver is fairly equal to Vegas and based on the numbers I have seen on the major job sites, there are 10 times more jobs in Denver. How could I go wrong?
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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That's definitely contrary to what I've heard. It also depends on what kind of admin you are. My cousin says Windows and Cisco people are a dime a dozen while CNC's (whatever that is) are hard to find.

He is not in Denver though but he is instate and he says it is hard to find a job there.
I'm sure there are quite a few out there, but from my own experience and interviewing a ton of people, hardly any of them actually know what they are doing.

So many people put things on their resume that they've done but yet can't answer simple technical questions about it
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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That's like saying cops, doctors, and teachers are a dime a dozen. Regardless, by the time we move in 12+ months my experience will increase and will probably pick up pro level certs. The population in Denver is fairly equal to Vegas and based on the numbers I have seen on the major job sites, there are 10 times more jobs in Denver. How could I go wrong?
Uh..okie dokie then....
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:38 AM
 
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I'm sure there are quite a few out there, but from my own experience and interviewing a ton of people, hardly any of them actually know what they are doing.

So many people put things on their resume that they've done but yet can't answer simple technical questions about it
Haven't run into that but then again I've it's been two years since I've sat in on an interview panel.

Although, for this last job, I had to take a test though and I guess that weeded out a lot of folks.
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Old 07-12-2011, 08:45 AM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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I am in the IT world and I have to say it is not hard to find work if you have the experience, which you do. Check into companies in the Denver Tech Center. I moved here 12 years ago with a tech job lined up. 5 years ago I found a new job pretty easily. It also wouldn't hurt to know somebody here that is in the industry. With a combined income of $110,000 you should have no problem finding a good home. Good luck!
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Denver; Sloan's Lake
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Feel free to PM me, I'm in the IT staffing industry and routinely fill positions such as the type you're looking for. The market is significantly better now than it was last year or the year before. Being out of state is a challenge, but not impossible, as some of my clients are still interested as long as you're willing to relocate on your own dime.
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Old 07-13-2011, 06:02 AM
 
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My spouse's job resulted from personal networking. He had his eye on a particular company, called someone he knew as a customer a few years ago, and a couple of weeks later he received an offer.

Edit: Ran your post by spouse, and he thinks you're definitely employable here in Denver. Also says your door to higher salary is CCIE.

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Old 07-13-2011, 09:02 AM
 
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I am in the IT world and I have to say it is not hard to find work if you have the experience, which you do. Check into companies in the Denver Tech Center. I moved here 12 years ago with a tech job lined up. 5 years ago I found a new job pretty easily. It also wouldn't hurt to know somebody here that is in the industry. With a combined income of $110,000 you should have no problem finding a good home. Good luck!
Thank you. I have a lot to prepare for and luckily my wife and I are starting a year in advance. If you don't mind me asking, what do you do in IT?

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Feel free to PM me, I'm in the IT staffing industry and routinely fill positions such as the type you're looking for. The market is significantly better now than it was last year or the year before. Being out of state is a challenge, but not impossible, as some of my clients are still interested as long as you're willing to relocate on your own dime.
Thank you very much! I will get an updated resume' for you so you can see the details of my experience and qualifications. I do not mind relocating on my own dime at all.

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My spouse's job resulted from personal networking. He had his eye on a particular company, called someone he knew as a customer a few years ago, and a couple of weeks later he received an offer.

Edit: Ran your post by spouse, and he thinks you're definitely employable here in Denver. Also says your door to higher salary is CCIE.
That is very comforting news. CCIE is no easy task but I agree is very rewarding. I know several CCIE's and those guys are sharp! In 12 months time before we move, I will definitely have CCNP. Thanks again.
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Old 07-13-2011, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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My spouse's job resulted from personal networking. He had his eye on a particular company, called someone he knew as a customer a few years ago, and a couple of weeks later he received an offer.

Edit: Ran your post by spouse, and he thinks you're definitely employable here in Denver. Also says your door to higher salary is CCIE.
My spouse works in IT. He also says things are better now in IT than they were a year ago when there was little hiring going on.
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