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Old 05-29-2014, 01:48 PM
 
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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It's a good one, but it's kind of hard to say it's the best. Depends on the industry.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:23 PM
 
Location: North Dallas via Philly .. and DC
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What field are you in? IT, Finance, Mortgage .. yes good job market. Not sure about other career fields. I work finance sector, but started in Mortgage. I was interviewed and hired within 2 weeks of relocating, and have moved up quite quickly since. For me.. the job market has been great.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:03 AM
 
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Depends on how you define "best". Dallas job market atleast in IT is booming and the salaries have risen over the last few months, and there is no state income tax. Housing is still fairly affordable but also on the rise. There are sevaral neighbourhoods with good schools and most of these are very diverse.
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Old 05-30-2014, 11:21 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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If you like contracting forever, sure, the I.T. job market here is great.

Also, a lot of companies rotate their contractors so you'll finish a 12 to 18-month contract at company A, then company A refuses to employ you for 6-12 months so you have to find another contract at company B, then rotate back to company A if you want to because company B won't re-hire you for another 6-12 months, etc.

The company I work for is ending all of its long-term contracts; some contractors have been on contract 7-8 years. They're trying to convert some of them to perm. Some are refusing because they make more money as contractors and have a spouse with good health insurance; others are converting. But most jobs these days seem to be either contract or contract-to-hire. Not many direct hire positions out there. There are a bit more than there used to be, but still. I.T. is a race to the bottom. You'll be competing with Indian contractors everywhere you go, and some consulting firms like TCS and Wipro have some shops completely monopolized Moderator cut: unnecessary; a lot of them won't even call or e-mail you. If they do, expect them to immediately ask you for intrusive personal information, lowball you on the hourly rate, and be impossible to contact once they claim to have submitted you. OR, on the other hand, they might submit you for a job (without your consent or knowledge) for which you've already been submitted by another firm, ruining your chances of being considered for that position since double submission is basically the kiss of death when it comes to job-hunting in this field. If you think it can't happen to you, think again. It can, and probably will at some point.

Just stating facts. Sorry.

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Old 05-30-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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I think it also has to do with what field you're in for IT as well. I've been in the Dallas area and IT for almost 10 years now and I've never had a contract position. All of mine were direct hires with either AT&T, school districts, MSPs or Consulting Firms. I do know some people that have worked contract to contract, but usually after a few years and making some what of a name for yourself, you can pick and choose what you would rather do. Yes there is some foreign competition, as we even see it at the consulting firm. But I will say most of our clients don't care as much about the bottom line as they do about high end service, support, equipment and technology. You just have to find that market and compete well.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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When you guys talk about the contracting position in IT, are you referring to mostly programmers and developers? I'm in CA and looking to relocated to Texas so this topic really interests me. From here, most of the Indian people in IT that I know are some sort of programmers or developers. I'm in the network system and infrastructure side of things and am curious if the contracting situation is applies for my IT background as well.
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Old 05-30-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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When you guys talk about the contracting position in IT, are you referring to mostly programmers and developers? I'm in CA and looking to relocated to Texas so this topic really interests me. I'm in the network system and infrastructure side of things and am curious if the contracting situation is applies for my IT background as well.
It's especially bad for developers, though it's pretty much industry-wide at this point. Expect long hours too, though if you're in the field already you should be used to that! Most of the network/infrastructure people I've worked with have been perms, though. So you've got that on your side.

FWIW, my boss is Indian and he's a kick-ass, stand-up dude.
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Old 05-30-2014, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Agreed with geek above. The only networking people I've known in contract are fresh out of ccna testing with no or little experience.
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Old 06-01-2014, 01:03 PM
 
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Interesting OP never came back to tell us if they were looking for IT or asking more generally.

FWIW, I am not IT, but came here for a job. The company I work for (which chose Dallas/Addison as one of their larger corporate offices), in my department is hiring left and right and it appears such will continue for a while. Our situation might be a bit more specific to the company and its vision as opposed to "Dallas is a great place to get a job and any job".

It might be a little hype about the "Texas Miracle" and booming economy, but stereotypes are generally based on some nugget of reality.
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