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Old 01-17-2019, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg,SC
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I'm from the Greenville South Carolina area I generally just work as a contractor working on IT projects. Most of the time they require no certifications. I was looking at Vegas IT jobs and most of them do require certification. I thought about moving here and using Uber as my temporary income while I find IT work, but with no certifications it doesn't seem promising.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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I've probably applied for about 50-60 jobs over the last couple months and have received interviews for just a couple. I'm currently OoS and plan on relocating back in June-July.

The IT market in general is pretty soft in Vegas.
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Old 01-17-2019, 09:24 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg,SC
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I've probably applied for about 50-60 jobs over the last couple months and have received interviews for just a couple. I'm currently OoS and plan on relocating back in June-July.

The IT market in general is pretty soft in Vegas.
Relocating to where? Phoenix seems really good for IT , and I tried to make the move there, but it doesn't quite feel as good to me/like a home as Vegas did. Greenville is a good place for jobs, but I cant get many interviews or call backs either . I average 20/HR at most IT contracts and some of these recruiters offer as low as $14/HR.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Relocating to where? Phoenix seems really good for IT , and I tried to make the move there, but it doesn't quite feel as good to me/like a home as Vegas did. Greenville is a good place for jobs, but I cant get many interviews or call backs either . I average 20/HR at most IT contracts and some of these recruiters offer as low as $14/HR.
Back to Las Vegas. Yes, Phoenix does have a superior IT market as they have quite a few Fortune 500 companies headquartered there.

It sounds like you're a bit earlier in your career so I will say that it feels like a lot more of those lower level jobs exist. Have you tried ZipRecruiter? If not, they seem to have quite a few $18-22/hour jobs.
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg,SC
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Yes, ZR - Indeed - CB - Dice - LinkedIn .
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Old 01-17-2019, 10:29 AM
 
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What is your background/skillset?? I work in IT and we can get a hundred or more applications for an entry or even some mid level positions. Senior level stuff is where it starts to taper off (might get thirty or so for a senior position), but even then, depends on the exact skill set we are hiring.

Certs are a thing, but I've seen a lot of people with masters degrees in MIS or CS going for entry level positions. Not because the market is soft, but rather I'm seeing a lot more people go directly from high school > bachelors > masters > find job.
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Old 01-17-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Spartanburg,SC
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Usually work tier 2 end user support or field support. Most of my experience in computers is self taught 11+ years and only 2 years professionally .
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Old 02-11-2019, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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I been here 18 mo. I have a MS in GIS, so I see a lot of IT posts as the two fields are related. There does seem to be a fair number of jobs compared to GIS; however, I assume there are far more applicants. My neighbor went back to school during the recession and got a BS in IT and never found a job. Now she is an elementary school teacher. I have not found a GIS, environmental science, or any other job related to my education. I have applied to a ton, and had a few interviews, but they never select me. Probably cuz I have too much education and not enough experience. Of course in my previous career I was a foreman plumber supervising 10 people and running jobs that were from a few thousand to several million dollar contracts. They don't care about those project management and leadership skills either. My knees and back are done, so returning to construction is not really in the cards. Had to work retail at Lowe's for less than I made in construction when I was 22 years old. 50k in school debt and my choices are leave my wife and go back to CA where there are more jobs or declare bankruptcy that will still leave me with 30k in student loans. In summation, unless you are looking to work in the service industry or have 10+ years experience and a degree in your field, I would absolutely not move to las vegas. You better line up a job before your move.
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Old 02-11-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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It's like this everywhere now unless you're in a very high demand market like SF or DC maybe RTP. Everywhere else wants to pay no more than H1B wages.

Most of the HR depts are simply shopping the positions so they have an excuse to outsource or bring in the H1B.

IT in the US is dying. This is why I left it after 17 years.
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Old Yesterday, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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It's like this everywhere now unless you're in a very high demand market like SF or DC maybe RTP. Everywhere else wants to pay no more than H1B wages.

Most of the HR depts are simply shopping the positions so they have an excuse to outsource or bring in the H1B.

IT in the US is dying. This is why I left it after 17 years.
I agree for the most part. I've been in IT for over 20 myself I've watched thousands of colleges have their jobs outsourced overseas or to onshore MSPs. I spend a large portion of my time fixing contractors mistakes over being able to actually do my job. But hey, C-levels need those bonuses.

Just curious, what industry/role did you transition to?
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