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Portland - What is the best way to find good IT jobs

Discussion in 'North West' started by Phlip4x4Sport, Oct 24, 2013.

  1. Oct 24, 2013 at 9:48 AM
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    Phlip4x4Sport

    Phlip4x4Sport [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello Tacoma World. I am looking to relocate from Los Angeles, CA to OR. Most likely Bend or Portland becuase I know those areas but I am open to learning of or visiting another area if it is recommended.

    What is the best source for finding jobs? Word of mouth? Craigslist? Head hunter?

    I have 20+ years in IT. Specialty is systems but have done everything from wiring to multistate point to point VPNs on the networking side. Prefer small to medium business over fortune 500.

    Any Ideas?

    Thanks,

    Phil
     
  2. Oct 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Chickenmunga

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    It's about who you know, primarily.
    Otherwise, hit up all the standard website channels and start plowin' the searches.
    Talk in the IT BS thread in this forum to see if anyone has something.

    Just make sure you don't take mah jerb!

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  3. Oct 24, 2013 at 11:59 AM
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    Thanks for the clues!

    BTW.. I am hoping not to take anyones job! I got out of Fortune 500 consulting in ~year 2000 for just that reason. Nothing more than a headcount hide to "save money" so someone got a bonus.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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    In Bend, St Charles Med Center (Maybe Peacehealth now) is the one of the bigger ones. Not sure how well the economy is doing from a SMB standpoint.

    As the Chicken said, check Dice, Indeed, Monster and Linkedin. I still get calls for contract to perm jobs.

    You might also try a local recruiter.

    Good Luck, hope to see you at a meet here in the PNW!
     
  5. Oct 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    Thanks Jammdogg!

    scmc.org is one of the ones I have found. I am looking for contacts inside of companies like that, Bend Research, etc... I have sent out resumes but not even a call back. I hope that if I can get a word of mouth mention they might look at my resume twice.

    Do you know any local recruiters? I can find the large national ones but I would prefer a small local one.

    Hope to see you soon! :cheers:
     
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