> Platform is NOT immaterial. It's critical. Companies just do not hire
> a candidate who claims that they've only used Mac software in school
> but can easily learn PC software because of transfer of skills. ...
The sad news about the "critical" platform for entry level jobs is that
it's more likely to be a "data entry" terminal -- "when they buy a big
mac, press the "big mac" button ..." Even the more advanced jobs place
the employ in front of a highly customized database application that
they will see nowhere else.
The next time you get a few hours free, explore the Burlington Free
Press's "career builder" ... look at the jobs available to high school