Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob
@FASA_Andrew_1879 FWIW, my top two recommendations as far as sites to check (of course, some or all may well be familiar already):
- angel.co - AngelList is all employers-only, no recruiters, so you don't have that level of faff involved. It's all about startups, so the positions tend to cluster in the usual venues - NYC, Boston, the Bay Area, Seattle, London, Berlin, etc - but there are plenty elsewhere too.
- Hacker News' "Who is hiring?" threads, posted on the first weekday of each month. Again, all employers, often posted by the hiring managers themselves. July's is here:
LinkedIn and the like are worth a check-in, but as they're so well known, positions there tend to receive huge numbers of applications, and seem much more prone to "evergreen" postings that never seem to actually get filled.
For the Bay specifically, Craigslist is still worthwhile - elsewhere, the offerings can be much more sparse.
@FASA_Andrew_1879 Just based on what you've posted you sound like you would be a good fit as a Technical Account Manager at pick a security software vendor any vendor, most are hurting for TAMs. The larger the org the better, as they tend to have a recruitment office, so the recruiters will try to fit you with anything they have open. Think Symantec, Mcafee, Palo Alto, those kind of places.
@seven hadn't heard of that position. Useful tip, thanks
Good luck from a fellow beekeeper and old white guy in IT.
@FASA_Andrew_1879 Best of luck to you in your search.
@FASA_Andrew_1879 If anything here looks interesting pls ping me. I'm one dept over from IT in analytics, happy to answer questions.
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@FASA_Andrew_1879 over on birdsite I read that the Brave browser team is looking for a technical writer in the SF area. Can search for the tweet if you want.
@Kiki Found the job listing by going to brave.com, thanks for the pointer
My employer, "Cirium, Inc" is hiring software engineer and I think sysadmins ("Site Reliability Engineer") in Alpharetta, GA and Portland, OR. I was hired back when they allowed remote work, but I don't think that's an option any more. :(
Walmart Labs and Gensler are hiring in La Crosse WI.
I'm putting it in the ears of those I believe are looking for such.
Thank you for whatever you did at FASA back in the day; I can't tell you how much Shadowrun changed my life, and -- I mean, I know, everybody there was doing some part of the work. Even if you weren't writing it, you were supporting it.
Thank you. ❤️ I hope one of these myopic and shortsighted orgs pulls their head out of their ass.
@sydneyfalk thank you for the support. For the record, I was a freelancer in the old days and did some minor work for Shadowrun, a good deal more for Earthdawn, and am now with the reassembled FASA as line developer of 1879.
@FASA_Andrew_1879 Berlin, Germany?
@gurubert of there's relocation money available, hell yes
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