40 too old for IT ?

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Hi guys,


I need your opinion about starting a career in IT at 40.
I have CCNA and a degree in telecommunications engineering 3-class grad
in 2000.
I have 4 years experience in telecommunications installations mainly
cabling (BT and Marconi).
That's about it. Currently I work for a small firm as CATV/broadband
installer.
I registed with some IT agencies but so far haven't got a single
interview. Is it my age? And if it is will CCNP make any difference.


Re: 40 too old for IT ?
www.degreeinfo.com   - hit the forums... also check out www.techexams.net .
You're never too old , your resume may be the problem, etc... you may want
to consider CCNP to further enhance your skillset ..

C

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Re: 40 too old for IT ?
I personally doesn't consider hiring people by their age.

In your case, it depends on how hard your effort to get in the IT
world.

CCNP might help a bit. but as Canuck said, you might want to rewrite
your resume.


Re: 40 too old for IT ?
During 7 years of working in IT industry I encountered many very successful
people in the over-40 age group. In some ways older people may be seen as
preferable as they are more experienced, more reliable, and more able to
work independently. And they are less likely to be job-hoppers.


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