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NY Times Says Quest for Job in IT is Now "Long" and "Humbling"

Sunday's New York Times contained an article called The Long, Humbling Quest for a Job in Technology. This recounts the stories of a few people who had jobs in the Information Technology sector of the economy in the New York area, who lost their jobs in the economic downturn, and can't find jobs new jobs.

Some of the information provided the article is truly useful, like not applying for a job unless your resume has all of the stated requirements listed on it. But, that advice flies in the face of advice that experienced IT people often give job seekers in the field: make your resume concise because no one wants to read a 24 page resume.

People who are seeking jobs in the field may take some comfort in the fact that this article has run in The New York Times in the first place. Often it seems that by the time a newspaper like the Times runs a story like this, the economic sector they are talking about is at or past the bottom.

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