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Looking for some IT/Technology Career Guidance

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Chris Leonard Atlanta, GA

I graduated from a major state university last December and accepted a role for a major multinational where I ended up in a sort of rotational program due to my start date. It's now a year later and my Fiancee has accepted a job in a different city (NYC) so I need to start job hunting.

Due to my short post-military history and the rotational aspect (no opportunity to build expertise in a specific area), I'm a bit at a loss for what types of roles I would be competitive for or would excel at.

I'm hoping I can find someone who would be willing to take a look at my resume and give me some guidance as far as what types of roles I would be competitive for immediately with my current experience.

Edit: I would prefer to share my resume privately rather than in a public post. Please either respond here or message me directly if you're able and willing to spare a few minutes of your time.

4 December 2018 3 replies Career Exploration

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Advisor

David Bisignani Youngstown, OH

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your service and congratulations on attaining your degree and your future marriage. I wish you the best in this endeavor.

I have worked as a developer in IT for many years, primarily working with .NET as a developer. Your post does not specifically state if you are interested in "management" or development. However, if you are interested in development, I can give you some tips on things you can do to help you find appropriate work.

One thing you will need to do is determine what kinds of situations you perform best. For example, are you the sort of person who needs a good deal of organization within the work place? If so, then you'll need to ask questions about how the company is organized. Do you work best within a group or independently? Do you want to be in a leadership position? Is salary and benefits the prime need or is the work you do more important? Are you willing to commute? You already have a wealth of experience that can help you determine which environments will you will perform best in and find some happiness.

Good luck in your search! I hope you find exactly what you are looking for. And let me say that my wife and I have been married for 26 years and it is one of the best things I've ever done. The relationship is worth any sacrifices you will might need to make. We still laugh at little things that happened along the way! Best wishes!

Advisor

Steve Ruzzini Pittsburgh, PA

Hi Chris,

I'd be happy to take a look at your resume. Also happy to provide advice on the consulting industry, if you have any interest.

Best,
Steve

Advisor

Scott Gagnon Winthrop, MA

Hi Chris - shoot it over to me in a private response. I'd be happy to look at it.

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