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Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

Bigfacemoe
December 06, 2017 06:13PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 30

Heyo!

One of my fears/concerns about moving is getting back into my career field once I move back stateside.
I never saw my move to VI as a permanent one for now.

I wanted to hear what others did about having a gap in similar employment.

For me it would be years of IT, move down and most likely get a bar/restaurant gig, then move back and try to re-enter IT.

Thanks.

Re: Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

Scubadoo
December 06, 2017 10:44PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 2,001

At the bar/restaurant gig just be the guy in charge of rebooting the WIFI router when it locks up and then you can claim complete continuity with your IT career.

Re: Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

speee1dy
December 07, 2017 08:54AM

Registered: 10 years ago
Posts: 8,516

I would think it would be easier to get back into your field in the states as there are many more opportunities to do so

Re: Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

Gator's Mom
December 07, 2017 09:13AM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 831

Why not look for IT opportunities in the VI?

If tending bar is the dream - then set up a small IT-type consulting business on the side that will give you something to talk about on your resume if/when you return to the states. You know, self-starter kind of stuff.

Otherwise, after a couple of years in the VI, your IT experience will become outdated.

Employers now really only look at your most recent 5 years of job history.

Re: Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

Bigfacemoe
December 10, 2017 04:00PM

Registered: 1 year ago
Posts: 30

I like this! Thanks.

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