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Friday July 6th 2018

IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience

Hi Gilbert,

I am an IT professional who has been out of work for 2 years. I read the article dated May 2 on your website that an Indian IT boss was hiring 20 IT personnel. Would you know whether all those positions were filled? If not, can you help to provide me with a referral to this company?

Appreciate your help and the website that you have set up to help all those in ‘transition’.



Editor’s note: The writer has about twenty years of IT experience working in several large MNCs including Citibank in the global consumer technology department as a business analyst for about ten years. He also has worked with KPMG as a consultant for about ten years.

His career history:-

Career Summary

•                   More than 10 years of experience as a business analyst in retail banking.

•                   Successfully completed several large retail-banking projects spanning businesses of several countries and covering the entire SDLC.

•                   Skill sets include requirements gathering and analysis, preparation of function specifications, user-acceptance testing, production support, managing software development and implementation,  systems analysis and design, experience in Agile methodology.

•       Technology Summary
  • Systems                      IBM AS/400
  • IBM S/36
  • MS DOS
  • Novell Netware
  • NEC Astra
  • Windows 3.1
  • Windows 98
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 10
  • Wang VS
  • Tools                           COBOL
  • Cross System Product
  • DB2
  • Excel
  • FoxPro
  • Powerbuilder
  • Powerhouse
  • PowerPoint
  • POSE
  • SQL
  • Word
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5 Responses to “IT Professional out of work for two years despite having 20 years of IT experience”

  1. Chi Hian says:

    Looks like a great resume. How I get in touch with him?

  2. This2shallpass says:

    Daniel, as you know a business analyst may not need to write programs, but he/she needs to have an understanding of the technologies that will be used for whatever business application he/she is analyzing. Otherwise he/she will not be able to communicate effectively with the programmers. Most of the technologies you listed above are antiquated (Wang VS? Wang Lab went bankrupt 25 years ago, where would you even find a computer running Wang VS? Likewise, Netware and Astra are long gone). Your experience will only be useful to some banks trying to make a few more tweaks to old applications way past their “used by” dates. That is a very tiny job market and there is little wonder that you found it hard to land a job.

    Banking is now being done by smartphones. E-payment is replacing ATMs just as ATMs replaced bank tellers. The Business Times said that Singapore will be cashless and cheque-free by 2025. Banks are looking for new ways to perform Big Data Business Analytics so as to monetize their customer information. How familiar are you with the technologies undergirding those systems? In the two years that you were job hunting, did you pick up any new technologies such as Linux, HTML5, Java, Javascript, PHP, Python, or Hadoop?

    You sound like someone who is very fast with an abacus in a world where everyone is using a calculator. As you continue to look for a job, I would suggest that you also spend some time updating your skills.

  3. qqww says:

    Please provide summary of IT professional certification too.

    PMP,ITIL,MSCE, CCIE ,CISA ,Prince2 , …..,

  4. Charles says:

    Maybe one issue is that Daniel needs to learn to sharpen his resume and highlight real skills rather than just providing a laundry list of terms. What is the use of listing all the different versions of Windows? I have been using a PC since the 90′s and I have used every one of those versions, and so has my secretary of many years. But that does not make me a business analyst.

  5. Lol says:

    A lot of people are out of jobs, except for doctors. My doctor Tan Nam Guan, after operation refused to see me. And I still have problems with my ear. Now I have to go to another ear specialist.

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