is one of the escapees with enough of those hard-to-find IT skills to get him five or six job leads in the first week after he
left a dot-com small-business portal Workz.com, which subsequently filed for Chapter 11.After leaving as IT manager for Workz.com in early January, he wound up accepting a position as systems administrator for The Boeing Co., in Seattle, later that month.
The fact that his
phone started ringing the day after his
résumé went up on job site Dice.com had everything to do with the depth of experience Lamb had working with Web servers and databases."I'm not someone who just acquired his
MCSE [Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer certificate]," Lamb
said."I'm someone with hard-core, hands-on, down-in-the-trenches experience.What garnered the attention of the folks at Boeing
was the fact that I have significant experience with [Web servers and databases such as Mi cro soft Corp.'s Internet Information Server 4.0 and 5.0 and SQL Server 7]."
But professionals like Lamb don't represent the bulk of dot-com refugees.The truth is, experts say, not only are they paltry in number, they're also thin on skills--at least the kind enterprise IT is after.