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Old 10-05-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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Default Where to apply for IT jobs??

My husband and I just moved to Rocklin from L.A and are wondering where in the area he can apply for an IT job. What are the good companies in the Sacramento/ Rocklin area to apply to?
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:19 PM
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Default State jobs are still good....

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My husband and I just moved to Rocklin from L.A and are wondering where in the area he can apply for an IT job. What are the good companies in the Sacramento/ Rocklin area to apply to?
The Dept. of Education is exempt from the governor's hiring freeze and they have quite a few openings. 80 to 90 % of the pay as compared to private sector jobs but 100% job security and no possibility for being transferred. Sure they said they were going to pay minimum wage but that never actually happened....throw is the defined pension (guaranteed to be a certain dollar level) and the great benefits and you have a really great career opportunity.

Start to apply to the State at the DPA website (Department of Personnel Administration - Home), take an exam (hope you score well) and then start applying for jobs. I've been on several State interview panels and am always shocked at how few people that are actually qualified apply for jobs and then out of the 15 or so that we interview I'd say probably 2 or 3 are potential candidates. Just means if you interview well they you are almost guaranteed of getting a job as long as you have at least some previous IT experience.

Good luck to you.
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Old 10-05-2008, 09:36 PM
 
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We went on the depart. of pers. site you listed above and we cant figure out which test to take and what to click on to take tests. Can you guide us?
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:37 AM
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Default Well that's not a good sign....

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We went on the depart. of pers. site you listed above and we cant figure out which test to take and what to click on to take tests. Can you guide us?
If you can't guide yourself thru a website then maybe the IT field isn't for you.
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Old 10-06-2008, 03:36 PM
 
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Thats really rude. But I am not the IT person. My husband is. I was trying to do some research for him.
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Old 10-06-2008, 07:45 PM
 
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fairytalelover: When my father was looking for IT work in Sacramento, he checked out dice.com and monster.com . Between those two options, it took a month for anyone to contact him for any interview. He has certifications up the wazoo and experience in management and IT. It took a week, for companies in Arizona, to call my father and hired him within a month.

Just giving you a heads up on the process in Sacramento.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:03 PM
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We went on the depart. of pers. site you listed above and we cant figure out which test to take and what to click on to take tests. Can you guide us?
Not trying to be rude....trying to be funny maybe but not rude. You'd have to admit though, it does seem kinda strange that people couldn't walk themselves through it.

From the main page just do this:

Click 'State Jobs' (seems like a logical place to start)

Then you have to figure out which exam you'd like to take, apply for the exam, take the exam, get your exam results and then start applying for jobs within that classification. You can find all of this info on that same 'State Jobs' website.

In case that's a little too difficult to follow, here's a direct link to the State Jobs website:

Jobs - State Personnel Board - spb.ca.gov (http://www.spb.ca.gov/employment/ - broken link)

Wow, now that I think of it, that was kind of rude. Hmmmm.
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Old 10-06-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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Ok thanks for the advice. I appreciate it w1ngzer0
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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We are also looking in the sacramento area for an IT position. My husband is an IT director without the degree to go with it, although he has about 4 years of college. Any idea how hard it is to find a higher end IT position out there? Do they do credit checks and all of that in Sacramento for jobs? In FL they do do that for many jobs. In the midwest they do not seem to as much. I am just wondering how long of a process it all is out there. Of course, criminal background and all of that is not a problem. Thanks.
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Old 10-07-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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Sorry, I posted my previous question under another thread because I thought this one did not post correctly.
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