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Computer Careers Book





















"Discover the 8 Reasons Why
Now is the Best Time Ever to Change to a Computer Career"





How You Can
Enter This
Challenging and Exciting Field
by Richard Stooker, President of Info Ring Press and author, Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career


















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ust how easily can you see yourself joining a career field that will need qualified people for the rest of your life? What if I told you that information technology -- computers -- is
creating unending opportunities for anybody to make more money?









I'm talking about employment or (much better!) self-employment
as a techie.

If you are reasonably intelligent, over the age of 22 and caught in the modern I-hate-my-job-and-I'm-afraid-of-losing-it trap, you must
read every word of this article, because there IS a way out.










"You're a cyber-mentor"

"I will use it (and your web site) for reference and resource as I research and make life-affecting decisions. You're a cyber-mentor."

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If you are . . . (check which one applies to you)


unhappy with your current job -- your salary, your work and your promotional opportunities (or all three)

attracted to working with computers, either hardware or software

unemployed and looking for work

retired or close to retirement and looking for a way to supplement your pension and Social Security

. . . you are about to learn why there will always be career opportunities in information technology and how you can
break into the field. Even if you're not a 22 year old Computer Science degree
holder.

Trend #1 -- Extreme Growth in Computers, Computing and Networks





"Information technology is over a $2.5 trillion global industry."

-- Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)






FACT: Computers and the Internet are NOT going away.

Obviously, computers and the Internet are going to remain an integral part of our lives -- in fact we're going to find more and more ways to use them for work and play. Clearly, computers will continue to
produce jobs in designing, programming, installing, administering, trouble-shooting and fixing them.

And they will continue to "spin off" jobs and opportunities that nobody even dreamed of, such as web designer, search engine optimization specialist and eBay PowerSeller.

Nobody predicted or planned this. It grew out out of the human drive to help people and make money -- using the vast capabilities of the Internet.

Nobody can now foresee the future in its details and, as a techie, you are positioning yourself to design, make, program, install or repair the "picks and shovels" that Internet miners need and want.

According to Gordon (co-founder of Intel) Moore's Law, the processing power of microchips doubles every 18 months. This explains why computers are
constantly more powerful.




"Global spending on information and communications technology is expected to exceed
$3.7 trillion by 2007."

-- Dr. Ernst Volgenaus, Chairman and CEO, SRA International, Inc. Testimony Before the House Small Business Committee June 2, 2004



Combine the availability of this ever-increasing processing power with the drive of businesses to help people in more and better ways
. . . and the use of computers in creative and innovative ways becomes inevitable.

It's getting more difficult every day to separate TVs from PCs and cell phones
from personal data assistants (PDAs) and digital cameras.

How long before we are permanently hooked up to the Internet through a personal wireless network?

Someone will have to design, program, install and sometimes repair all these computers.
Why not you?





"Computer support specialists and systems administrators are projected to be among the
fastest growing occupations over the 2002-12 period."

-- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2004-05 Edition, Computer Support Specialists and Systems Administrators


Trend #2 -- the Economy is Always Turning

The 1991-92 recession was tough on techies. Lots of them changed to other jobs. Yet in 1994 the world discovered the Internet and the tech boom began, lasting until early 2001.

The 2001-2004 recession was tough on techies. Lots of them changed to other jobs.
Given that computer usage continues to grow, how long before the next boom begins?
Now is the time to get in: to study hard, get certified and get experience - when it's not
the popular, "in" thing to do. When TIME and NEWSWEEK run cover stories on the new tech
boom -- guess what? it's too late to join it for maximum reward. You'll be one
of the masses of wannabes hammering at the doors of the computer schools.





According to a Meta Group report on IT staffing and pay, "forty-five percent of the 600 corporate respondents say they
pay premium salaries for critical skills, particularly in the wireless, security, and data-management fields." And: "Internet-related specialists are in short supply, particularly those with expertise in application development, Java-application management, and networking."



-- W. David Gardner in TechWeb 6/14/2004






Trend #3 -- Outsourcing





"In the software and services area, the economy will create 516,000 jobs over the next five years in an environment with global sourcing but only 490,000 without it. Of these 516,000 new jobs, 272,000 will go offshore and 244,000 will remain onshore. Thus
the U.S. IT workforce will continue to grow."

-- "The Impact of Offshore IT Software and Services Outsourcing on the U.S. Economy and the IT Industry" -- study by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA), the leading IT industry group. March 30, 2004


Millions of near-desperate Chinese and Indians want to answer our customer service calls and sweat out the donkey work of IT -- coding software. They'll use computers running Windows and spend some of their paychecks on products and services made in America,
creating more jobs here.

And companies will continue to need people who understand software AND who can communicate effectively with customers AND who can manage projects on budget.

And guess what? It's not only American companies who need such employees -- so do foreign companies. And some of them will come here to hire such employees.
Americans are the hardest working, well educated employees outside Japan -- and unlike Japan we don't erect bureaucratic obstacles to foreign companies coming here to do business.

Eventually, coding software will become as obsolete as the IBM punch card machine I used in 1977 when I took a college class in COBOL. Why don't we just go back to programming by IBM punch cards, to "save jobs?" Ain't gonna happen.





"The basics of software engineering will remain important but the focus will move to the next metalevel:
how to automate things. Languages and compilers will have the limited and narrow importance that order codes and assemblers have today."

-- Charles Simonyi, founder of Intentional Software Corp, quoted in InformationWeek interview with Chris Murphy, 11/17/2003



Trend #4 -- the Coming Retirement of Baby Boomers

It's already started (boomers began turning 55 in 1999) and will soon create huge gaps in the labor market at all levels. Yes, many of us boomers will grow bored with playing golf all day or be too far in debt to stop working completely. But we won't keep working hard at the same old IT jobs. We'll teach inner-city children to read or make home movies.

What if you're a baby boomer who wants to change to a computer career? Perfect -- some business will get a competent hard worker to replace one who's gone back to tie-dying t-shirts.
You change to a career you love. Win-win.

Trend #5 -- We Seek Security in an Insecure World

Viruses, worms, hackers, crackers, info thieves, cyberterrorists and "offline" terrorists -- our computers and networks need
more protection from these threats. Protect us - please.

Trend #6 -- Wild Growth in Biotechnology

It takes a lot of processing power to sort out strings of DNA, run models of how well hypothetical experimental drugs would cure diseases and to analyze the biochemistry of newly discovered rain forest herbs -- somebody has to develop and design these programs.

We are going to live longer and healthier lives in the futures, and computers will supply the data-crunching muscle power than will unlock the genetic secrets we are looking for.




FACT: According to the Business Software Alliance, the average salary for all employees in the software industry is over
$68,000 a
year.



Trend #7 -- Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality (VR) was the big thing in early 1990s science fiction's vision of the future -- until the real world Internet overshadowed it. Still, expanded PC processing power and broadband and fiber optics capacity will
create possibilities we can barely dream of today.

How would you like to play a VR game of Dungeons and Dragons over the Internet? Given enough computer capacity, a band of international players could create their own internetworked game world, put on their VR suits and feel as though they're fighting each other with swords or light sabres.

Given this trend, and the universal human desire to perform another, more
"adult"  activity in any way possible . . . the science of creating physical sensations via force feedback -- called
"haptics" -- will continue to grow in the future.

Trend #8 -- Cost Savings in Government

Believe it not, governments from villages to the Federal government, are looking to information technology to cut costs. The Social Security Administration plans to do away with all paper by
2007.



These Trends Are Not
Going Away, Are They?






How can you ride one to an exciting and rewarding career?

Now I hear you asking me, but what about the recession and all the stories about techies laid off and quitting?

Yes, the recession was brutal. The boom in IT employment collapsed after major businesses completed designing and implementing their LAN and WAN networks, finished buying new equipment to prevent a Y2K disaster and the dot com bankruptcies threw thousands of experienced web designers and developers into the streets.

But no businesses threw their computer networks away, did they? Many techies continued to work at their jobs.

And people like you are still flocking to the IT industry looking for new opportunities. This means the knowledge I've gained can
save you a lot of time and money by guiding you to what is best for you.

Obviously, people need computer careers information even more than before because the employment picture in other industries is even worse! NOBODY has any job security. People in many fields are being laid off and downsized right and left and many of them are looking to
switch to a computer career and need this information to guide them.

These people can least afford to waste $5-10,000 on unnecessary training.

Because when there's even greater competition than before for even fewer available IT jobs, you need
every possible edge to beat out the other "paper" MCSEs in your area looking for entry level jobs.

Can you really change to a computer career? After all, you're over 22 years old.

Let me be frank -- the biggest prejudice in the IT industry is that of age. Information technology has traditionally accepted women, racial and ethnic minorities, the disabled etc. --
anybody and everybody who produced good work.

Except people over 25.

The bad news is, Microsoft is not going to hire you. Neither will AOL or Oracle.

The good news is, most IT jobs are in companies that use IT for their businesses, but their business is not IT. That means, their main concern is,
can you do you the job?

The other good news is, as I like to mention, is that you can always hire yourself. When you own the company, you don't have to be concerned about your age or anything else, except can you do the job!

Cuts 7 Months Off Your IT Career Learning Curve


I'm Richard Stooker, and in 1999 I started hearing the stories of how short order cooks were going from
minimum wage to $60K a year just by earning pieces of paper called CNE and MCSE.

I did my homework and soon learned that the hype coming from computer schools that paying $5,000 and up to get "paper certified" was NOT the way to
guarantee yourself steak and job opportunities for the rest of your life.








"Honest way of doing business"
"Thanks for your responsible dependable honest way of doing business!"

-- Marcia Schick rainbowaterfall@hotmail.com  
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Some (certainly not all) certifications are great -- if you already have networking experience. If you're over 22 and looking to
change to a computer career, you can do it -- and the rewards are great -- but it takes more than paying big bucks you probably can't afford to lose. You probably don't want to waste one and a half years of your life getting a useless piece of paper, either.

I saw great potential rewards in computer careers - and also great expenses and great risks.

If you're like me, you're confused by the many IT careers possibilities. What do all those strange terms mean?

I bought and read more computer books than I want to think about, interviewed
career counselors, one  who'd written a successful book himself.

I heard stories of high tech training schools promising even totally inexperienced students that after obtaining their MCSE they'd get
$50-$60,000 a year.

It wasn't true then and it's sure not true now, yet many people are still paying these schools to obtain an IT education few will actually use.







"Good job!"
"Just finished the book, and I must admit that I thought I had a plan earlier. However, it seems that a veil has been lifted . . . Thank you for the book, good job! . . . Lots of research . . . wow!"

-- David Badon  dbadon_61@hotmail.com
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Now that you understand that there are going to be computer jobs available for the foreseeable future, you understand that you too can take advantage of this by
changing to a computer career . . . provided you have accurate information to guide you to the IT job or skill that's best suited for you.

I wrote the first version of Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career 1999. During the height of the IT employment boom, I was a voice in the wilderness warning people that without experience paying $5000+ and passing the MCSE certifications tests did not guarantee them a good job.

The people who listened to me either saved themselves a lot of money or knew what they were up against to change to a computer career and how to get experience to go along with their certifications so they could make their time and invested money pay off.

In 2002, in the depth of the recession which hit IT employment especially hard, I revised Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career to emphasize applying IT skills through
self-employment, either full or part time.

Don't Let Recessions or Outsourcing Get You Down

Not a lot has changed since then. The economy is strengthening and new jobs (including many in the IT industry) are being created at a rate not seen for over 20 years. Still, I believe the emphasis on
self-employment is a good idea for everyone no matter what stage of the economic cycle we happen to be on. Especially since the big news since 2002 has been the increase in the outsourcing of IT routine work to low-wage countries such as China and India.

I do update the book and the many articles on this site in my blog.

Hundreds of people have used the 1999 or 2002 edition of Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career to find out where they needed to go -- and how -- to
find the IT career of their dreams.

I have been the computer careers expert on AllExperts since about 2001 and have maintained a
score of over 9 out of 10 possible points on all four categories (Knowledge, Clarity of Response, Timeliness, Politeness). You can check that out,
included what satisfied question-askers have to say about the help I've given them, here:


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I've done my utmost to make Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career everything that I wish I could have had when I began my research for myself. It is
your guide to learning about IT employment and self-employment.

There's nothing else like Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career on the market for
computer career changers.

Obviously, techies aren't career counselors and career counselors aren't techies. That means that until now, nobody could combine knowledge in both fields to
create the field guide to the IT industry.

Yet the crowds of people who want to change to IT careers prove that there's a huge need for the information in Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career.

Unless you are already an experienced techie, you are probably confused by the Info Tech industry. There are so many different fields that choosing the best one is a confusing chore.

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I devote an entire chapter to each of the eleven mostly likely to serve as an entry level position. For each position I've broken down the steps as thoroughly as possible. So you can go from
step 1 to step 2 to step 3 . . .

I also give you an inexpensive way to check each one out before you do spend a lot of money and
commit yourself to some computer career that is not right for you.


You don't want to start looking for work until you're fully prepared, so I give you a list of the skills for each computer careers area.

Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career is meant to be used, not simply read.







The classic career problem is, how do you get experience if nobody will hire you without experience?

That takes strategy and persistence. You must supply the persistence. I pass on lots of ideas I found in the course of my research and ones given to me by the career counselors I asked.

Part of the tons of research I did for this computer careers book was contacting experts and getting their opinions. These 5 career counselors work daily in the info tech career job application trenches. One of them has written a book himself. I quote their opinions in Secrets.

I've done my utmost to make Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career everything I wish I could have had bundled into one easy convenient inexpensive package. It is designed to give anyone who is not already an experienced techie an overview of all their computer career possibilities.

I bend over backward to point out how you can learn and get certified with the least possible expense. After all, if you're thinking of
changing to a computer career, you want more money, am I right?

Maybe you're not cut out to be a techie after all. No disgrace, not everybody can or should be one. One woman wrote me with gratitude about how much she
appreciated the time and money reading Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career saved her. It helped her realize she didn't WANT to be a techie after all! If she'd enrolled in the horribly expensive certification class she was considering, she would have wasted months and thousands of dollars to find that out.







"On track to go straight to my computer career"
"Just bought your book and am really excited to read it! I appreciate you pulling all of this together . . . I have been investigating all of the certificates and classes for the last 6 months and was getting the feeling that this was not all that it was advertised as. I am sure your book will get me on the track to go straight to my computer career."

-- Anthony D. Adams  ADADAMS@aol.com  
(read what others say)












The techie "shortage" we heard so much of in 1999 was never a demand for test
takers. That's why the MCSE was never a magic bullet to success. Yet there is never a shortage of money or opportunity for people with good ideas and the willingness to bring them into reality.

In Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career you get:








The very best field for mid-life career changers to switch to a high tech career. You'll probably want to target this one . . . See page 66

The only 2 absolute barriers to changing to a computer career, and how to get over them . . . See page 26


The one IT job field where you may be able to get a decent part time moonlighting job. Keep your day job and make the extra money you need . . . See page 123
How to make money by playing new computer games . . . See page 107

The IT skill that attracts many career changers but is difficult to impossible for anyone but 22 year olds with fresh Computer Science degrees to get an entry level job in. Don't waste your time or money . . . See pages 55-57

The IT job field where you may be able to make money because you know popular software packages well. Use your current on the job experience with Microsoft Office and others. (For most people, using Word or Access is just a way of doing their jobs, not actual IT skills.) . . . See page 98

The Top 10 Info-Tech Using Industries . . . See page 31

Learn the ultimate computer careers change secret. In 1999 I wrote that the ultimate computer careers change secret was experience, since so many people without experience were paying $5000+ for a piece of paper they thought was going to guarantee them a high paying job.

Although people are still falling into that trap, I now reveal the *real* ULTIMATE computer careers change secret. It's old, yet all of us must be reminded of it . . . See page 123

Best IT certification for mid-life career changers . . . See page 69
Why you can't time your career switch. In 1975 everybody knew that the money in computers was in hardware. Software was just part of the package. They told Bill Gates he was a fool to start a software company. . . . See page 21

The only question to ask yourself to get everything you want out of life . . . See page 125

A comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of various ways to get your IT education, so you'll save time and money while learning what you need . . . See page 37
The vital business skill few techies possess -- but you probably do . . . See page 32

Why I now stress the self-employment options of the various computer careers IT fields I describe for career-changers.
You can win financial independence in your spare time if necessary. For lots of us, this is better than giving up our current jobs (for now) -- and can lead to a rewarding "retirement" from your current rat race . . . See page 5
The only REAL financial security you can count on in good times and bad . . . See page 19

How to make a lot more money with your computer careers skills, once you have 2+ years of experience. How you can combine the advantages of being an employee with the freedom to take vacations between projects and avoid the necessity to market yourself evenings and weekends . . . See page 93



Why a 4 year, B.S. in Computer Science isn't a good option for most computer career changers -- not if you want a higher income, fast . . . See pages 37-38

The "hot" IT skills to learn now . . . See page 119
Don't fall for computer school hype. Why the MCSE certification is now worth so much less than it was in the beginning, yet is now a
necessity for anyone hoping to switch into the network engineering field . . . See page 23
The biggest trend in IT now and for years to come -- and how to get in on it . . . See page 68

The IT job that can make you some extra money for your entire life, because it will always be necessary. It's a
good foundation for other computer careers but it doesn't pay much so treat it as a stepping stone. It now requires one popular certification, which itself is a good beginning for more complex IT skills . . . See pages 15-17

Don't blindly pay the $9,000 training schools want you to. And yet that is usually the minimum charged for certification training. Throughout Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career I strive to clue you in on ways to save money on the training where possible. You weren't born yesterday and you know you can't learn what you need without expending some time and money. But why pay too much? . . . See page 40
Going for your MCSE? Great, but first get this other Microsoft certification - it can get your career started while you keep studying for your MCSE . . . See page 70

How you must deal with the changed IT economic climate since the 1999 boom. No matter what career you're already in or change to. Not understanding this can lead to financial disaster for you and your family . . . See page 1

What if there are alternatives to spending that $9,000+, don't you want to hear about them? And if you still decide to spend that $9,000+ (which some of you should do), you will do so knowing that you are making the best possible decision for you and your future. . . . See page 40

Why not all computer certifications are created equal. I've sen books that listed every high tech certification on the market, without pointing out that many of them were a total waste of time and money except for a few specialists already working in that particular field. I tell you the ones you need now . . . See pages 38-39

Learn the technologies coming down the pike, which could put you far ahead of the computer careers demand curves. By the time they are on "hot" job skills lists, the pioneers who already know those skills will be making the big money. Why not you? . . . Included in many chapters

Learn the unsuspected computer job skills you are bringing to the table - employers wish all techies had these, but most techies don't. The youth and geekiness that makes them good techies, makes them poor at other important business skills . . . See page 28

One suggestion for succeeding despite all the obstacles. If you can't take this suggestion for yourself, that's OK. It works even better when you include your loved ones. . . . See page 126

Why networking certifications help established pros more than beginners. And why beginners must still have the RIGHT certifications, so don't expect to get off easy! . . . See page 67

How to make a lot of money if you can think of an idea for software that either solves problems or is fun for people. You don't have to duplicate Microsoft -- If you sold just 1,000 copies a year of a $29.95 software program, wouldn't that pay off a few bills? Who's stopping you from creating ten such programs? . . . See pages 102-106

Want to stay ahead of your younger coworkers by competing effectively in the 21st century? -- learn the skills you must have in addition to IT skills . . . See page 33

What must happen in business for you and everyone else to have a job. You can fight it -- most techies do -- but getting over your psychological bias against it will help your understand your employer, whether it's a mega international corporation, a small shop or your own business. Learning it yourself will greatly enhance your career and financial status. . . . See page 34

Why there is a large consumer demand for computer consultants. One example of a man who for health reasons cannot hold down a regular job, but who has made $40-$100 an hour teaching newbies how to send email and surf the Net. His daily dose of pain pills would kill you and me. . . . See page 95

Just want a hot job? Learn three other career fields that are now booming . . . See page 3


Who does your ultimate success or failure depends on? (Hint: Look in the mirror, bucko) . . . See page 17

Why companies should thank you if you can bring customer-focused communication skills to their Help Desks and IT departments. In reality, not all of them will thank you, but their customers will . . . See page 30


Why I admire those techies who had the guts and vision to start their own companies during the dot com boom years more than I do employee-minded techies who just want management to leave them alone to "code in peace." You may not have any plans now to start your own NASDAQ -listed corporation, but thinking like an entrepreneur is how to make the real money. The work of "code monkeys" is moving to countries where hunger and desperate poverty is the rule . . . See page 114

Where can you fit yourself into the big picture of worldwide economic changes? Why were so many techies -- who know the capabilities of computer networks better than anyone else -- surprised by the outsourcing of routine programming work to India? Would they expect anyone in the U.S.A. to dig a ditch with a shovel and pick . . . See page 20

You want income for life. The first step is, don't fall for lies. Why "lifetime job security" is media propaganda. NO generation in history has ever had it, so it's unrealistic for you think you will. And nobody pays you to believe myths - or the people who call phone psychics would be rich . . . See page 17-19


You can join them - examples of how people are using the Internet to make part-time, full-time and, for a few, extremely large incomes . . . See page 20

What you must know and do to have a lifetime computer career . . . See page 33




The business software that is transforming big companies. Training for it is extremely limited and in America not easily available to anyone not already working for a company using this software. So if you have experience with it, you've got a marketable skill . . . See page 87


Where many current IT job skills will be in 2-5 years . . . See page 33

Check out four outstanding books to teach you true financial freedom. . . . See page 25



The best reason to take an IT -- or any -- job. (Hint: it's why the rich take jobs.) . . . See page 24


The only retirement income you can really count on -- and yes, it's NOT Social Security or a
pension or even an IRA or 401(k) plan . . . See page 19


The career helping computers do what computers do best and how to get started in it . . . See page 75
















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of Changing to a Computer Career can either make or save you at least $250 in money and/or time, I'll refund your money.

You risk nothing.

How can I make such a strong guarantee? Easy. Two days in the wrong training class would alone cost you
10 times your investment in Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career.

Technical computer books cost $40-$60 each and not all of them are worth it. More high tech resources such as CD-ROM, computer based training etc. cost even more. Training classes cost much much much more.

The advice I give you of what to do while you are in training will make finding yourself a job much easier and
quicker. If you find a computer careers job just one week faster because of Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career,
how much more would you make?

Some of the things you learn in this book could enable you to earn a higher starting salary. That could easily be worth more than $2500 in just your first year.

If you follow the advice to continue adding to your job skills, you can continue to leverage and increase your income throughout your computer career.

I give you a lot of suggestions for using IT skills to make money on a self-employed basis, both part-time so you can keep your current job and full-time when you're making enough money.
When you run your own business your income is limited only by your hard work,
creativity and marketing.

I give the example of an IT-related business that could bring you many streams of automated income that over time could add up to a literal fortune. At the very least you could create streams of residual income that could supplement your current income and even replace it if you become retired or disabled.

If you want, you can save yourself this $24.95 investment by learning everything that's in it just by devoting the next seven months out of your life to researching all these areas, as I did.

By the way, while doing this research I bought many computer books that cost me more than $24.95. And you'll have to contact experts and specialists, as I did. You'd have to spend hundreds of dollars.

I wish I'd had this book available when I started this research, but I had to create it myself. You can
get started on your computer careers seven months sooner, thanks to my research.
As you sit there reading this, I know you are thinking of all the ways the extra money you will
earn as a techie will improve you and your family's lives.








"From EBOOK JUNCTION"

"Anyone who is considering switching career paths and jumping on the bandwagon of an IT career would benefit from reading this book." -- Linda Eberharter   EBOOK JUNCTION  
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So go ahead, try out Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career now,
risk free.


Four Points
I Wish to Make Clear:


1. Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career is an electronic ebook NOT a paper book. It contains the
information I've described in this article,
and exists only as electrons on your screen. If you want books just to have bound blocks of paper with ink on them, it's not for you.
If you read how-to books for the information contained within them, you can now rejoice that thanks to the Internet, you can now find such books, download and be reading them in 5 minutes.

You want to be a techie, so make your life high tech!
2. I have made no claim that Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career is a technical manual. It is not. It is a
"how to" guide so that you can choose the path to success from a computer career that is best for you. You still need at least one technical skill.

Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career helps you decide which skill or skills would be best for you, and the best way for you to
acquire them.

3. I do not cover general job search secrets. I do not claim to teach you how to write a good resume, attend power networking parties or wow
job interviewers. There are many other books that teach those skills.

4. I cannot guarantee or promise you any money or even a job. How could I? I don't
know you, your abilities, your job search skills, how well you do or do not get along with other people
or your work ethic. Becoming a techie is not a get rich quick and easy scheme. Would that it
were.
I do know that I have seen a genuinely "retarded" high school kid go to work in a pizza parlor and
work his way from shy dishwasher to assistant manager -- because he worked hard improving his
skills and doing his job. I know a guy who's probably unemployable in corporate -- but he's making good money selling computers out of his van and through
hosting web sites on a server he rents from another company.
So I know that in the long run what separates the winners from the losers in any field is
your level of desire. If you really truly want to be a techie, you'll find a way to get a job or to hire
yourself (Remember, I emphasize self-employment in this book just for that reason.)
If you desire success in a computer career on a scale of at least a 9 out of 10, you'll make it -- and the
first step is to get hold of your copy of Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career.
If you don't want success enough to pay just $24.95, how do you expect to succeed in any field?

Claim your future in the IT industry now

In this article I've explained something that is so obvious, you never thought about before -- computers are going to be an ever-increasing part of the rest of our lives. You know that
somebody is going to make money by creating, designing, programming, testing, installing and fixing them.
So obviously you can see that there is a computer career for you in tomorrow's economy, as long as you
act now.



Thanks again, and best wishes and prosperity and happiness from a computer career,



Rick Stooker



P. S. Some people want to think before making any kind of decision. That's good as long as you decide --
and act.

Dwell on this: just how much do you want to change to a computer career, say goodbye to your current boss and achieve financial freedom?

That big glowing future starts here and now. You feel the warmth and excitement tingling in your belly . . .

Yes, think about this and dream at night about computer careers and make the decision that is right for you --
act now to grab hold of your copy.

P.P.S. -- Secrets of Changing to a Computer Career is just $24.95 and comes with a
one year 10X guarantee so you can only win. Plus you get 7 bonuses that you keep no matter what.








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"Just finished my first read from cover to cover and I just wanted to tell you I enjoyed its contents. The information alone was well worth the cost of the book even if I had no plans on pursuing a career in IT."

-- Snow Chef  snowchef@iceweb.net
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