DreamHost(ed) IT Open-House for LA

“You mustn’t be afraid to dream a bit bigger, darling.”  A guy sitting in first class on an airplane whose mind was inside several layers of dreams once said that.

People can get the itch to move on to a new organization for a number of reasons.  Lacking growth potential, working on boring projects, being underpaid, not having a femur bone to break into your computer and retrieve files, are all valid complaints.  Being stagnant is an easy response, because you don’t have to do anything you’re not already doing.  Some people fear change in their careers because of the uncertainty of where they’ll end up in relation to where they were. But exploring options never hurt anyone.

The hunt for a new career can be daunting.  Resume robots?  Worse than Skynet.  So we’re taking the bull by the horns.  We are offering a chance to cut through all the red tape, and go directly to the source of these tremendous opportunities.

On April 12th, in what will hopefully not be the last year of Earth, DreamHost will host (go figure) a job fair for IT professionals here in LA.  We’ve managed to get a handful of really awesome companies to join in on the event including AOL, Edgecast, Evite, Hulu and Oversee.net.  By banding together, active job seekers and passive water testers alike can interact with a number of different employers and see if there’s a better career waiting.  Worst-case scenario, you come to the realization that your job is better than the options we’re
providing, and throw us a “nanny-nanny-poo-poo” on your way out.

Because the event is during typical dinner hours, we’ll be providing some food that includes a vegetarian option for those who don’t like “turf and turf”.  And in addition to the normal water, soda, and tasty fruit juices, we’ll have wine and beer for those of age and sound judgment. Hydrate and consume responsibly.

The 5 Ws (and one P, sorry H)
Who: DreamHost, AOL, Edgecast, Evite, Hulu and Oversee.net
What: A job fair of the finest variety
Where: 707 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 5050, Los Angeles CA  90017 (aka DreamHost HQ)
When: April 12th, 2012, from 6:30PM to 8:45PM
Why: Because ignorance is only bliss in the Matrix
Parking: Wherever you can find some

If you’d like to attend, please RSVP here: http://itopenhousela.eventbrite.com

Password = itjobsgalore

We request that no one “crash” this event.  If you feel particularly compelled, just be aware that seasoned Open-House bouncer, and all around wild man Rage McFierceson will be in attendance, seeking you out by the scent of your fear.  Good times!

As a recruiter, I’ve seen the level of IT talent that we have here in LA.  Whether I’ve spoken to you or not, I’ve done my best Magnum PI impersonation for several years, and there’s no doubt that some of you could do better.  So, if you think your job is flatlining, come out and take a pulse check.

See you on the 12th.