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Facing the employment drought

A News.com reader writes: I have actually been fortunate enough to be able to get about one interview a month during this time.

     

      
    Facing the employment drought

    In response to the March 21 article "Techies left out of economic recovery":

    This was an interesting and well-researched article. As an unemployed, 45-year-old information technology director and part-time IT consultant with an MBA and 20 years of experience, I could definitely relate to this story. I have actually been fortunate enough to be able to get about one interview a month during this time.

    I think you also could have pointed out (and I don't want to sound too defensive on this point) that technical managers in their late 30s or 40s are having an even harder time than younger folks. Despite what I have read in some other articles about companies revering older and more experienced employees, it is clear from my experience that the jobs that I am interviewing for are going to younger people.

    Steve Robey
    Solana Beach, Calif.

     

     

        
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