Why can't I find a fulfilling/decent paying job even with my education?
I have a BS in Computer Science and Engineering ('98) and have worked as Software Test Engineer (hated that), Programmer, Database Developer. Right now I'm a Developer working for a small consulting firm barely making 42k. I've done VB, some Oracle, some SQL Server and lots of MS Access. In my current job I'm stuck working with Access a lot. I'm in a small town so there's not much available here, but are there areas in the US where I could find a decent job easier? I'm finding that I'm falling behind really fast as this position is not keeping me engaged in the latest technology. I have done a little VB.Net here, but they're not offering any training and I'm tired of trying to figure everything out on my own.
Asked By: VirtueOfIntolerance - 5/16/2007
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Expand your search from just your small area to a larger area... More
Answered By: KenDG - 5/21/2007
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Expand your job search. Start looking in larger cities. You might try browsing around on monster.com to see where your type of job is in demand... More
Answered By: bette - 5/16/2007
i would recommend you search for jobs in larger cities. If you want the big bucks, you have to work for big company. Don't expect to get pay a lot from a small business because they don't have enough to afford you. You're best in big cities, though it can be competitive. With your experience, you can get pretty... More
Answered By: yummy_you20 - 5/16/2007
I recommend that you make a fast career switch to Computer Networking and probably you will get a much better pay. You can obtain a certificate in Cisco or Novell and then you should apply to bigger companies and before you know it things will be better for you.
Answered By: CareerPrince23 - 5/16/2007
there's a huge demand for asp.net developers. so much demand that companies are actually hiring people who have little experience in asp.net. use that to your advantage.
Answered By: madpaodisease - 5/16/2007
Of course you definitely need to leave the small town ..
Answered By: Didi N - 5/20/2007
BS == <sarcasm_on> "So What" <sarcasm off> if you are not a capable engineer. You sound daunted by the pace of technology... tsk, tsk, tsk... Others embrace it, understand it, keep up with it, are excited about it.. AND NEVER WRITE THIS KIND OF A QUESTION ANYWHERE PUBLIC just what can you do?
Answered By: Anonymoose - 5/21/2007
In addition to applying directly to companies offering jobs, you should try applying for jobs posted on major job websites like Careerbuilder, Yahoo! Hotjobs, Craigslist, Monster,Dice and post your resume on these sites.Websites like Indeed and Simply Hired allow you to search details of jobs posted on all major... More
Answered By: Rhea T - 5/22/2007
Give what you want to receive. Reciprocity.
Answered By: Aron B - 5/22/2007
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