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New Post 6/23/2011 6:19 AM
User is offline Craig Brown
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Re: Do You Put Years Of Experience On Your Resume? 

 The best folk I have ever worked for have been in their 60's.  

They know their stuff, don't mess around in politics and have heaps to teach us less experienced people.

Quality finds quality, right?

 
New Post 6/23/2011 6:20 AM
User is offline Craig Brown
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** Worked for**

 

and managed.

 
New Post 7/12/2011 10:06 PM
User is offline Amba
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Thanks for that perspective, Craig.

I am 60, have 40+ years in IT, and proud of it.  I was trained as a research and development electronics technician, and started out designing and building microcomputers from the very first year that the microchip was released commercially.  I have written 3 operating systems, 1 communications protocol (before the internet or PC) and single-handedly wrote all the code of a fully-fledged ERP that has been used by clients for over 20 years.  I am now offering my services as a Business Process Engineer.

I have "grown up" with IT in my blood, and understand it from the inside out.  I have also built several businesses from scratch, so understand a lot about the basics of business.

That's what an older professional can offer.  :-)

 
New Post 7/13/2011 9:46 PM
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Re: Do You Put Years Of Experience On Your Resume? 
Modified By KJ  on 7/13/2011 10:50:10 PM)

Amba,

I’m not 60 yet, but not far off (35+years experience). Because we were early starters in a new fledgling industry, we did most of the things that today’s IT people take for granted. For example, I wrote and patched proprietary operating systems for the BUNCH; I wrote a compiler, wrote parts of an ISO stack and implemented multiple ERPs (before the term was coined). I can plug in an oscilloscope to check data – Crazy isn’t it?

I’ve worked with todays IT graduates and some can’t program. A senior BA (read SME) once asked me “whats an if statement?”. I told the young fellows here at work that its programmers who make the big bucks. Founders of facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Verisign/Thawte etc were all programmers.

Today’s IT professional is a different beast but a delight nonetheless; and I wish them all the best in an exciting industry!

Warm regards,
K
 

 
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