Problem solve Get help with specific problems with your technologies, process and projects.

How is the iSeries job market?

I will be losing a job due to a big bank merger sometime in July or August. How will the iSeries market look for me in Baltimore, Maryland at that time? I would appreciate any idea or any information that you may have on when to start networking. I have ten years RPG experience on iSeries, another eight years on the 38, Lawson conversion, implementation, and maintenance experience. Beginning VB and Access skills. I've been thinking about taking a JAVA class. Is that the best skill set to pick up?

Although subject to the vagaries of the overall economy, the job market in the northeast looks promising as the year progresses. The west coast is still expected to be lackluster this year. We are finding that PA's with an ERP/MRP skillset (JDE, Lawson, and Infinium) are in higher demand than those with a general RPG background.

I always recommend that candidates invest in themselves by adding to their skillset portfolio. IBM has positioned the iSeries to provide a broad-based appeal to a myriad of business requirements that includes web-based development and support. Ergo, adding VB, JAVA, JSP, Struts, J2EE, C++, or any web-development skills is strongly advised.


Search400.com's targeted search engine: Get relevant information on iSeries careers.

Check out the iSeries Career Center: Career resources.

And check out this Featured Topic: Career issues.

Dig Deeper on iSeries training and education

Have a question for an expert?

Please add a title for your question

Get answers from a TechTarget expert on whatever's puzzling you.

You will be able to add details on the next page.

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.