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DON'T COUNT ON IT!
In today's IT industry, there is NO job security.I have been in the IT industry for over 21 years and at present I can truly say that I am ready to get off of this merry-go-round.Recuriters, Head Hunters AND Employers all practice the same ethethics......They mainly try to get more VALUE for less.....money!!!!!!!!There is also little value in what you know vs what you are willing to do to keep the job you may or may not get. What you know may land you the job but once you get the job it's what you are willing to do beyond what you know that opts many executive decisions to being allotted to stay employed vs being opped to be let go.What you look like, age,how do you ALL ARE PREJUDGED AT THE TIME YOU STEP INTO THE INTERVIEW. PRECONCEIVED NOTIONS ARE HARD TO FACTOR IN WHEN YOU ARE DOING YOUR BEST TO BELIEVE YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO GET THE JOB. AND JOB REQUIREMENTS......mmmmmmmmmmmmmm WE'LL NOT GET INTO THAT SORTED DIRTY LAUNDRY THAT THESE MANUFACTURED REQUIREMENTS MAKE UP. In knowing what it means to be a "team player" FOR REAL vs saying 'I am a team player' and BY SAYING, think you know what you think that means hold totally differnt values in the REAL WORK PLACE vs what you are tought to believe before you are let go to venture into the BIG PLAYGROUND OF EMPLOYMENT POSSIBILITIES!!!!!AT ALL COSTS.....IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD, BELIEVE THAT HE IS THE PROMOTER OF ALL GOOD AND GREAT THINGS FOR YOU....NEVER SELL OUT.....BY BEING CHEAPLY COMPROMISED......YOU'LL FALL AMONG THE BILLIONS OF CHEESE CHASERS!! WHO ARE BEING SO JERKED AROUND THAT THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW THAT THEY ARE -----JUST CHASING THE CHEESE!!
Show Desire and Drive
If you show that you have the desire to learn and take on new(er)functions that may stretch your own abilities and the drive reach that goal then your employer is bound to look at that and reward you for your efforts. Within the past two years I have taken on task that in my prior 10 years worth of experience I had not encountered. I took on the new challenging areas and to my suprise I not only enjoyed those extra areas of work, but it paid off as well. So if you show the desire to go the extra mile and you have the drive to persue those goals you will benefit in the end. Today those two extra areas of knowledge are highly sought after people with my particular skill set, so in getting my raise I was able to use my new found skills as a counter measure and show my value and you can too. Best of Luck LS
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