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Resources for finding a job
Call an IT recruiter to get the low down on jobs coming down the pipeline. IT recruiters generally specialize in one specific field of computer programming, so talk to a colleague to get a recommendation for a recruiter suited to your chosen field.
Network with your colleagues to find job leads in computer programming. If you've been in the industry a while, you are bound to know people who work in other companies or have connections to companies which may be hiring.
Jeff Lyons has been a computer programmer for 26 years, which has included running his own company and working at Dixie Electric Company (DEMC0). He is also the president and founder of the National Assocication of Computer Programmers.
“Everything I do is computer-related,” Jeff explains. “I work with AMI (automated meter information), reading the meters, converting computers to digital databases, writing the systems to handle the conversion, and writing customized code for the company.”
“I’m the only one at my job who does what I do,” he adds. “I do everything but computer networking.”