Ahem, what about those of us who live in the vicinity of Mountain View and aren't multi-millionaires? Our rents are high enough here. Googlers can live wherever the hell they can afford to and so can you.
dmaul99 writes "It seems whenever somebody submits an Ask Slashdot question regarding career paths and what not, they invariably rattle off a fantastic resume of accomplishments and leadership experience. Well I don't have such a terrific resume, and I can't find a job. I've been unemployed for 8 months now and I'm starting to get desperate. I'm a C++ programmer, having worked for some 20 odd years on legacy systems in various industries (I'm 46.) I'm not the best at what I do but I contribute. Sometimes things in life happen (illnesses, family issues) or just plain bad life decisions that get in the way of making your resume so fantastic. Programming is the only thing I know how to do that pays what I need to afford a decent dwelling, and companies with IT departments are usually the only ones that provide good insurance for the whole family. So, besides the patronizing "become a rock star" suggestions, what else can the slashdot community suggest for us not-so-special folks?"
dmaul99 writes "test test"