Land the Tech Job You Love
As a techie, you're a special breed, with special challenges facing you in the job search. Your competition is smart, tech-savvy, and highly resourceful. Expectations among employers are higher. Your competition will run you over if you're not up to the challenge. Land the Tech Job You Love gives you the background, the skills, and the hard-won wisdom to bypass the mistak
Every time I pick this book up I find it very hard to put it down. And it's a book on searching for a job, it's not supposed to be fun. But it is! It's exciting reading it!
I would tell anybody searching for a job, specially in the tech world: don't bother sending even one resume or CV before reading this book; stop, read it, and then continue and you'll use your time much more efficiently.
The main reason I bought this book was so I could learn how to effectively search for jobs using sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn. To my surprise, the author only devotes a single paragraph to such sites, but he does it for a good rea...more
The advice makes sense and is largely worth following. The data on where people actually get jobs is interesting, there is solid data on how many technical jobs are not obtained via an advertised position.
The book could be boiled down to keep a good record of what you can do and have samples available for people to look at and be aware that you always need to be on the lookout for a new job.
It's well worth reading...more
Well, the book does have some of that stuff, largely in the first chapter, but for the most part it's focused on how to write a resume, how to write a cover letter, how to do a...more
It gives great pointers about how a technical person should lay out their résumé, and how to tailor documents to the job you are applying for.
This book won't tell you how to answer technical puzzles that some ask, but will help you navigate class...more
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