Daily-reader wrote:> John- So sorry to see you've had no luck in finding employement.
> It is a very difficult job market for us older guys in the tech
> world. I'm under 50 and have been looking for awhile now. The only
> time I've received any calls or interviews is when I removed all
> dates from my resume. I'm focusing less on pure techincal jobs and
> more on people-facing positions in tech areas. I'm having a bit
> more success there, but have not accepted the lower salary offers.
> I'm sure you've looked into all possibilities, but have you
> considered relocating to the DC area? Many more opportunities
> available in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)
There are plenty of jobs in the Boston area. The computer industry is
not hiring anyone over age 40, regardless of experience. I've had the
experience several times in the last few months where a recruiter
calls to ask if I'm available, I tell him I have plenty of experience
but I'm an "older person, and the recruiter laughs or says nothing and
hangs up. It's amazing.
Daily-reader wrote:> I've read GD almost every day for 10+ years . Thank you for all
> your work, insight, and honesty. This has been one of the few
> places on the web to get insightful international news and
> commentary. I'll check back occasionally to look for updates, and
> lok forward to your China book.
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