Yep, “The position was filled” again.
Where are these phantom IT experts appearing from? After 10+ years of direct professional IT experience you’d think that some firm would be gagging for me. But no.
I spoke with my recruiter friend and he confirmed that the whole sector is slow (due to the end of the year) I have to agree as the daily job postings have slowed to nearly nil.
That being said, I am sick of this crap. Sick to death. Maybe I don’t have CCNA or MCSE behind my name, but I have 10+ years, a degree in computer science and better diagnostic skills than 95% of the technicians I have met. I can work in flash, C, C++, Pascal, PhP, have set up LAMP servers, wrote MySQL front-ends, created content management systems from scratch, worked on PHP-based MMO code (I forked black sun traders really), read packet traces, diagnose email header issues, memorized a number of RFCs, taught hundreds of techs how to understand DNS, SMTP, HTTP and diagnose network issues via telnet. I’ve created streaming audio solutions via shoutcast and winamp. I spoke about AntiSpam at Washington to massive approval by the audience. I have done all this and more, but I can’t find a job in IT.
Originally posted on nitemayr.vox.com