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Getting back into your career after moving back Stateside?

 
Bigfacemoe
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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.

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Topic starter Posted : December 6, 2017 9:13 pm
Scubadoo
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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.

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Posted : December 7, 2017 1:44 am
speee1dy
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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

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Posted : December 7, 2017 11:54 am
Gator's Mom
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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Otherwise, after a couple of years in the VI, your IT experience will become outdated.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.

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Posted : December 7, 2017 12:13 pm
Bigfacemoe
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I like this! Thanks.

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Topic starter Posted : December 10, 2017 7:00 pm
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