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NewsForge: Plenty of Linux Jobs--At the Top, Anyway

Feb 12, 2004, 16:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"Stacy Holland is a California-based executive recruiter who specializes in finding people with Linux-related skills. Her business card has her photo at the top, and beneath her photo it says, 'The Linux Lady.' She started working with Linux people (and using Linux) in 1999, and decided to concentrate on Linux because, she says, "It's a very exciting, close-knit family of technically-motivated, interesting people." This doesn't mean every NewsForge reader should immediately send Stacy a resume. She only recruits management types. But she has plenty of career advice for coders (and others) who want to become top management, along with tips on how to ride the waves of today's shifting IT job market.

"Realize that a recruiter like Stacy works for the hiring company, not for job applicants. When we spoke, on February 5th, she was focusing on just three searches: Two for sales VPs, and one 'for a very senior VP of engineering for a systems management company..."

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