Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


I Gotz Mad Skillz

Filed under: Certification,Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:24 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is a New Moon

But, are they the right skills?

Sorry for the “l33t” speak in the title, but it illustrates a point. According to this article on Australia IT, computer people with project management skills are in high-demand. And, as we all remember from our basic Economics courses, high-demand is usually created by a small supply. So, being a very, very skilled geek isn’t quite enough to get by in today’s market-place. Project management is where it’s at, boyz and grrls. At least, in Australia it is. Based on what I’ve seen in the industry, it’s true in the States, too.
Personally, I’ve never really liked doing project management. It’s usually fairly tedious and the worst end of IT management, but, it does pay the bills. Not for me, at the moment, but it has in the past. In any case, it looks like I’ll be chasing after a project certification soon. Like I already mentioned, it pays the bills!

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1 Comment

  1. Ok, so let’s go be “guest workers” down under. I kin handle dat.

    They probably don’t need graphics people. Nobody needs graphics people. Woe is I, woe is I.

    Ok, there was one job posting today, but Mac only. Phbbbt! There’s what I think about that. Crusty old curmudgeons all set in their ways, grumble grumble.

    Comment by old lady hoffman — 8/28/2003 @ 9:40 am

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