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Old 02-25-2020, 03:24 PM
Location: Venice, FL
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2 ideas.

1st is find the smallest type potential employers that are in Jax for your type work, and call to get hiring managers name and address, mail resume the old fashioned way (if you can afford it, ups or fedex increases chances of them getting it)

Then attempt to follow up with phone call. You could stumble across a small to mid company that is growing rapidly. I liek those jobs more than working for huge Fortune 500 that is gowing slowly...snoozefest.

2nd idea, use your skills, and open your own business.
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Old 02-26-2020, 11:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Gotyour6 View Post
Coming from another state and looking into moving to Jacksonville.
Looking for jobs in the I.T. field is just hopeless.
They view my resume and but that's about it.

I put down that I can phone interview and fly down at my own expense but still nothing.
I would like to have a job before I move.

We do have around $30,000 in funds to just go down there and look for work but that is a huge risk and could very well have to retreat back if no work is available to a transplant.

How the hell do you even begin?
I have a very close friend in the IT industry, and he mirrors your experience. He has been in the field his whole life and it seems that the industry is favoring younger, lower expense temporary employees. His position was eliminated right after buying a newer, bigger home. He found another job, but it was only a one year contract job which expires next month. He's got a family, mortgage....all that and he is very stressed.

I studied Computer Information Systems Analysis in college, but opted to go into construction instead. Huge labor/trade shortage in the entire country right now, and a lot of them make as much as other workers, and company owners can make even more. It might take a few years to learn a new skill, but instead of paying for classes that don't guarantee you'll get a job, you'll get paid to learn that skill and have the opportunity to eventually start your own business if you desire.

Just my two cents.

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Old Yesterday, 04:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Gotyour6 View Post
I have 20 years as a Systems admin with a do it all (Phone systems, network, etc)
Mainly support 200 people or less but worked MSPs supporting 80 companies as manager of 16 techs.

I did update my resume to Jacksonville but all previous are not of course.

I get a few views but don't hear from anyone.
Not sure if i should reach out directly to the hiring manager or not.
It could be that you let your skills got dated. Have you moved more into DevOps? Do you have background with AWS, Azure, or Google Cloud? Do you have any certifications in any of those cloud providers?

If the answer is no, moving to Jacksonville is going to cause you to have a very limited selection of jobs. The tech industry is constantly moving forward. Pulling cables and setting up phone systems sounds like a skillset from the 90s. Modernize your skillset and never get off the learning curve. If you find you're not on a learning curve in the tech industry you're doing something wrong.
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Old Today, 12:59 PM
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Check out USAJOBS.gov. NAS JAX plus a few other fed jobs are always around in this area. Might take you a while to go through the screening process before you're hired but that doesn't stop you from looking into the civilian sector.

I really believe a head hunter/recruiter will be your best bet if you have no family/friends/acquaintances in JAX area to check on things for you.

Who knows the universe may be telling you to stay put with this on-going crisis.
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