I believe this is a great time to be in the technology field, and quality technical resources are in high demand in many areas. Though each market is unique, overall tech-sector unemployment is lower than the national average, and with continued focus on innovation and enabling technology, that is unlikely to change soon. In any event, I would encourage you to follow your passion. Having a job you love leads to a better sense of balance, and success in all areas of your life. Best wishes in your search.
My company has gone from 12 to 80 employees in the past four years. My IT department has gone from one to two people. It's hard to keep up; just provisioning the new employees takes a lot of our time. How can I best make the case to resistant management that IT needs to grow as well?
Rather than making a case that you need more staff, focus on articulating the technology needs that you are currently unable to address. This could be in terms of new capabilities or improved service levels. You will be selling the business value that could be achieved through the growth of IT, and that will allow your leadership to make an educated decision on both the cost and potential benefits of investing in IT.
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