The IT Job Seekers Song from the Camarillo Public Library

I gave a presentation on Cloud-based Project Management and Team Collaboration Tools a couple weeks ago. Actually, I’ve been speaking on this topic a lot over the last year.

As part of my presentations, I often include music. At the end of my presentation for the Camarillo Public Library’s Russel Fischer Business Collection, we got to talking about creativity and songwriting. I told the story of this song, The IT Job Seeker’s Song – that I wrote for a keynote I gave to McDonald’s IT group a few years ago.

Here is me telling a bit of the story and performing the song. As an IT professional, I hope you enjoy the sentiment. The lyrics can be found below.

The IT Job Seeker’s Song – video:

.The IT Job Seeker’s Song – lyrics

The server crashed at 2pm as accounting ran financials
A blue screen buffer overflow the impact was substantial
I had hoped today, to have time to study for my certs
But the firewall is issuing exploit alerts

They wouldn’t sign for the disaster plan
I begged and pleaded when I spoke to them
But they just talked about a “fiscal year”
And now they want to get me out of here

I need a job where they respect my skill
Where every day is not a fire drill
Not asking for another dotcom craze
Maybe a little of that dotcom pay

But what I’d really like is gratitude
Some recognition for the things I do
A team where we all take a turn at bat
Where can I find an IT job like that (dramatic pause)…
You deserve a break today, so submit your resume To McDonald’s…I’m Lovin’ It!

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