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Old 05-06-2008, 07:37 AM
 
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Where in the Charlotte/Concord area would one suggest sending rusumes to in search of computer networking jobs? My son is moving to NC soon to join us and would like to send out his resumes. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 05-06-2008, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Time-Warner Cable? Windstream?
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:10 AM
 
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Thanks for the ideas superk! I really do appreciate you taking the time to post here. I will mention those places to him. Anyone know of any openings in a company you work for or a friend works for or owns? I know my son is good at what he does, he owned a part of the company he worked for in CA and they had some huge clients in Beverly Hills and Westwood areas. I know one of his clients was a church there. I'm sure he will find something here. Being a mother I just would like to try to help in any way I can. At least his biggest concern is landing a job first! He is moving here next week but is staying with us so his need to have a job immediately is not as much as if he were having to pay rent or buy a home right away. I just thought I'd give the C-D forum a try but it doesn't look much like I will get many ideas here. Again, thank you superk!!
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Old 05-06-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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Guess it is a bad idea asking here. Sorry!
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Old 05-06-2008, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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I've been in IT for a long time. Last I knew, most major companies have outsourced their networking and telecom needs to telecom companies. That's why I suggested a few that I can think of that are in this area. Others would obviously be Sprint, Verizon, SBC, MCI, etc.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Well your son could try the contracting route, which is the preferred way to go if your going to attempt to go perm at some point. If your son's skill set is diverse enough, and he has demonstrated competence in the areas he says he's good at (I'm going to make the leap he knows more than just networking...), then he shouldn't have a problem find a contract position.

I've worked with several agencies here in Charlotte (screening, interviewing, etc.) and generally the *like* young, skilled, applicants because they are easier to place, and most of all they can squeeze their rate down b/c they don't know any better. So make sure to ask what the average rate other contractors with similar skillsets are making. So if they are paying an average of $40/hr, then they won't try offering him $28/hr.

Good luck.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:51 AM
 
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Well your son could try the contracting route, which is the preferred way to go if your going to attempt to go perm at some point. If your son's skill set is diverse enough, and he has demonstrated competence in the areas he says he's good at (I'm going to make the leap he knows more than just networking...), then he shouldn't have a problem find a contract position.

I've worked with several agencies here in Charlotte (screening, interviewing, etc.) and generally the *like* young, skilled, applicants because they are easier to place, and most of all they can squeeze their rate down b/c they don't know any better. So make sure to ask what the average rate other contractors with similar skillsets are making. So if they are paying an average of $40/hr, then they won't try offering him $28/hr.

Good luck.
Great hints! Thanks. Yes, he does much more then just networking. He is very versatile. It was him and one other guy that owned and ran the entire computer systems for very large clients in CA. He knows computers inside and out and how to keep them up and going plus doing the networking. He also did a lot of their PR work which he has a real knack for doing. He is educated and very well spoken. The company they owned in CA went from starting in a garage to now they have a beautiful office in town. My son has one child and another on the way and he and his wife want a better life for their children--better schools--safer, healthier area to raise their children and to be closer to me, grandma!! I was just hoping to give him some ideas on where to start here but again, he is smart and probably has many of his own ideas too. I'm just a mother!

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