I recently read these two articles dealing with the state of our economy and the effects it has had locally: Article #1 Article #2
And I know from visiting a computer store forum, that two individuals with 5-10 yrs experience, one a AS and one a BS, got hired at a new BestBuy. I applied to numerous tech stores in area, with no luck.
Now here is the thing, I have sent my resume to over 40 places probably. I have not gotten one e-mail or callback. And no, I am not overshooting. (atleast I don't think so, check my RESUME
I have applied for entry-level mainly, tech support, PC hardware technician, etc. However, why bother with a kid with a few certs when you have people willing to work for $10 an hour that have 5+ years of experience and a degree.
So anyways, its not a pity party. I owe about 8,000 in school loans already with nothing to show for it. So I am wondering if I should get some production job paying 10-12$ an hour and put myself through school.
The point of this post is, with todays market, I am assuming it will be atleast 2 years for a return to where we were, atleast. See, the market for tech was spoiled. HUGE salaries and lack of regard for limiting much expense-wise. Now companies can't afford to spend money so freely (see the numbers in the articles).
So, wondering from people that do recruiting or have a combination of the above 3; would it be worth it for me to continue looking for an tech job in a market like this OR would time be best spent going back to college for CISCO or such, and hopefully getting out about the time the market has returned to where it was??