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Land the Tech Job You Love

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Land the Tech Job You Love

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You’ve got the technical chops—the skills to get a great job doing what you love. Now it’s time to get down to the business of planning your job search, focusing your time and attention on the job leads that matter, and interviewing to wow your boss-to-be. Land the tech job you love.

Coding Tony: “The book gives very good tips on how to write a good résumé, and how to avoid clichés…I recommend the book, even if you aren’t looking for a job… for now..” See the full review

Customer Reviews

(Rated 9/10) This book will definitely help you; and it provides insight that will enable you to decide whether the grass really is greener on the other side.

- Alan Bellinger MSc, FIITT

, British Computer Society

I appreciated Andy’s honest, take-it-or-leave-it approach to getting serious about the job search, coupled with the real-world realities of the current economic and job availability climate. The book is devoid of rah-rah feel good pep talks. Instead, the author tackles the reality of the current tech job market head-on, dealing with tough interview questions, avoiding clichés and generally telling it like it is – very refreshing.

- Mike Riley

, Dr. Dobb's Code Talk

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Contents & Extracts

Full Table of Contents

  • Introduction excerpt
  • The Job Search
    • The Foundation of Your Job Search
    • What Do You Want in a Job?
    • Resume Content: Getting the Words Down
    • Building Your Resume Documents
    • Finding Your Job
    • Applying for the Job excerpt
  • The Interview and Beyond
    • Preparing for the Interview
    • The Interview excerpt
    • Handling the Tough Interview Questions
    • Too Much Information
    • After the Interview: The Job Offer and Beyond
    • Staying Hirable
    • Meaningless Clichés to Avoid
    • Resume, Cover Letter, and Email Killers
    • Interview Killers

Author

Andy Lester has developed software for more than twenty years in the business world and on the Web in the open source community. Years of sifting through resumes, interviewing unprepared candidates, and even some unwise career choices of his own have spurred him to write this nontraditional book on the new guidelines for tech job hunting. Andy is an active member of the open source community, and lives in the Chicago area.