Boston Linux & UNIX was originally founded in 1994 as part of The Boston Computer Society. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in Building E51.

The IT Job Market HOWTO

Date and Time

Wednesday, April 17, 2002 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


MIT Building 6-120 (Eastman Laboratories)
Kevin Grassa , Whitridge Associates
John Cerri , Whitridge Associates
Lucas C. Wagner , American Express Financial Advisors - lucas.c.wagner aexp com


Kevin Grassa, John Cerri, and Lucas Wagner discuss the state of the IT job market.


Kevin talks about:

  • What to Expect When Working with a Recruiter
  • What you should expect and what is expected of you

John talks about:

  • The Technical Interview - What to Know, What to Say, What to Do
  • Resume Writing

Lucas talks about:

  • How to rollover your old employer's 401(k) into an IRA and why it needs to be done
  • An brief example of what NOT to do with your qualified plan during your own “downtime”
  • How can I save for retirement/financial independence properly if I'm a 1099 employee (e.g., a contractor who writes software) and I get little/no benefits from my employer
  • How do I properly save into a 401(k) or qualified plan? Shouldn't I just be stuffing money into it? Some examples of mistakes people have made
  • etc

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