Observations on the IT Job Market:

February, 2009

February 27, 2009  4:23 PM

Back into the interview process after decades in corporate culture

MarkHolt Mark Holt Profile: MarkHolt

Bargaining: To paraphrase some important Frenchman, “If you are 20 and don’t believe you can change the world, you have no heart”. Starting out in the job market, the future was mine, the world my oyster. But truthfully, in interviews I was learning more about myself than the...

February 27, 2009  4:06 PM

The first 48 hours: Shock and Denial

MarkHolt Mark Holt Profile: MarkHolt

In a familiar conference room with people I knew as friends I had worked with for thousands of days, I was being told goodbye. They all had their game faces on - the HR look of detached concern, the stolid manager who didn't want to be there, the expert demeanor of the benefits analyst. My face was...

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