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Posted: 7/22/2008 8:30:44 PM EDT
Not many IT jobs in my area unless you want to work tech support for $10/hr Looking for network admin or something in that area. Thinking of relocating but prefer to stay out west and NOT in Kalifornia. Any suggestions?
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:32:55 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:33:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 8:34:53 PM EDT by Subnet]

Originally Posted By knifehitter:
Not many IT jobs in my area unless you want to work tech support for $10/hr Looking for network admin or something in that area. Thinking of relocating but prefer to stay out west and NOT in Kalifornia. Any suggestions?


California cities, technically. But that's obviously out, so my next best suggestion is to look in Texas. It's been a while since I've had to look for an IT job, but it seems to me that among the western states, Texas companies kept popping up on Dice, Monster, etc.

EDIT: Think Dallas, Ft Worth and Auston.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:34:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Subnet:

Originally Posted By knifehitter:
Not many IT jobs in my area unless you want to work tech support for $10/hr Looking for network admin or something in that area. Thinking of relocating but prefer to stay out west and NOT in Kalifornia. Any suggestions?


California cities, technically. But that's obviously out, so my next best suggestion is to look in Texas. It's been a while since I've had to look for an IT job, but it seems to me that among the western states, Texas companies kept popping up on Dice, Monster, etc.


That is where I will be relocating to soon.

Linux Systems Engineer, FTW!
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:37:21 PM EDT
Look in Texas in cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. I work for a very large hosting company in San Antonio and we are always looking for good talent. I cant really say who I work for but if you did a google search for hosting companies in Sa Texas, i am sure you will figure it out. Also, everything in Tejas is legal, if you can carry it you can have it. If you like, send me a IM and i Can give you more info.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:40:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CWO:
www.insidetech.com/benefits/2460-the-30-best-cities-for-tech-jobs

Portland is #18 on that list? Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:43:21 PM EDT
Looking for infosec specialists in N. Dallas here.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:45:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fullautoguy:
Look in Texas in cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. I work for a very large hosting company in San Antonio and we are always looking for good talent. I cant really say who I work for but if you did a google search for hosting companies in Sa Texas, i am sure you will figure it out. Also, everything in Tejas is legal, if you can carry it you can have it. If you like, send me a IM and i Can give you more info.


I think we may be co-workers. IM sent.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 8:48:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By packingXDs:

Originally Posted By Fullautoguy:
Look in Texas in cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. I work for a very large hosting company in San Antonio and we are always looking for good talent. I cant really say who I work for but if you did a google search for hosting companies in Sa Texas, i am sure you will figure it out. Also, everything in Tejas is legal, if you can carry it you can have it. If you like, send me a IM and i Can give you more info.


I think we may be co-workers. IM sent.


Haha. What would really be great is if one of you was a supervisor who found out the underling was surfing arfcom at work. Not likely, but that shit would be funny.


I do it once in a while.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:11:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By knifehitter:

Originally Posted By CWO:
www.insidetech.com/benefits/2460-the-30-best-cities-for-tech-jobs

Portland is #18 on that list? Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.


I USED to work for a company called Rennessaince in Portland. Over by Nike HQ. I THINK it was in one of the old IBM buildings. Might look into them. However. Since then they were bought out by Household (Beaverton) and then HSBC.

I know they seemed to always be looking for talented IT. I was 1 of 3 IT staff at the KY call center for 5 years.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:13:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By EternalVigilance:

Originally Posted By packingXDs:

Originally Posted By Fullautoguy:
Look in Texas in cities like Dallas, Houston, Austin and San Antonio. I work for a very large hosting company in San Antonio and we are always looking for good talent. I cant really say who I work for but if you did a google search for hosting companies in Sa Texas, i am sure you will figure it out. Also, everything in Tejas is legal, if you can carry it you can have it. If you like, send me a IM and i Can give you more info.


I think we may be co-workers. IM sent.


Haha. What would really be great is if one of you was a supervisor who found out the underling was surfing arfcom at work. Not likely, but that shit would be funny.


I do it once in a while.


I think I figured out who it is.

We don't have much in the way of bosses awake, let alone posting here, at 0100 EST.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:17:35 PM EDT
DFW area or Austin

depends on yur skillz
certs only get your foot in the door

if you like outdoor ops then austin area
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:23:57 PM EDT
Bellevue, WA. For even complete morons (and there's a lot of them since this place is full of Microsoft cultists), we're paying $90k or more per year. It's between Seattle and Redmond(home of Microsoft) so there's a lot of tech companies but very few smart tech people. Out of the 200 or so people I've interviewed only three were as good as the average EE I interviewed in SC. The only downside are the housing prices. My two bedroom 1,000 sq ft condo was over $500k.z

Link Posted: 7/22/2008 9:39:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By knifehitter:
Not many IT jobs in my area unless you want to work tech support for $10/hr Looking for network admin or something in that area. Thinking of relocating but prefer to stay out west and NOT in Kalifornia. Any suggestions?



You can't head out to Beaverton and get a gig with Intel?

Unfortunately, Kommiefornia (San Francisco and LA) is going to be your best market on the west coast. I agree with Subnet, Texas will be your next best bet with Dallas and Austin the number one cities.

The Research Triangle (Raleigh-Durham) in North Carolina is still a good job market.

If you're a sadist you could ALWAYS consider the NYC/Newark/Philly corridor. Personally If I was going to head to the N/E I'd be looking in the outlying Boston areas (Waltham, etc.).

Back to the West: The job market in Phoenix is OK, but it's rather limited. Still, you can easily make 65K+ here if you've got a decent skill set. I've got a couple of engineers on my team that make a little over 100K per year (Cisco routing/switching/VoIP/IPCC).
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:07:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By CWO:
www.insidetech.com/benefits/2460-the-30-best-cities-for-tech-jobs


I would have thought Austin would be higher than number 8.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:07:24 PM EDT
Calcutta
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:11:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Calcutta




I always heard N. Virginia had the most tech jobs
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:13:57 PM EDT
There's a few in / around Seattle.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:19:09 PM EDT
Lots in Denver, especially if your thing is SAN or Virt. Anything SAAS on the software dev side.
Link Posted: 7/22/2008 10:21:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/22/2008 10:21:48 PM EDT by packingXDs]

Originally Posted By ACOGless:

Originally Posted By Paveway_:
Calcutta




I always heard N. Virginia had the most tech jobs


There is, especially if you can get security clearance and work for Uncle Sam. Plenty of opportunities there.
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