Whether you call this period for the nation’s economy a slow recovery, a stagnant era or a continuing recession, one thing is clear: Jobs are not easy to find. IT jobs are no exception, and employment seekers are saddled with the additional challenge of seeing U.S. positions lost to offshore outsourcing.

With this backdrop in mind, I was somewhat amazed at comments I heard recently from a friend’s son who just graduated from college. He had a degree in an IT-related discipline but was having very little luck getting any interest from prospective employers. Thinking I might hook him up with some of the great people I know in the insurance IT space, I asked him if he had considered working in this industry.

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