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Land the Tech Job You Love

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ISBN-10: 1934356263

ISBN-13: 9781934356265

Edition: 2008

Authors: Andy Lester

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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 mistakes of those who don't prepare. You might not think you need this book. Conventional Wisdom has it that finding a job is simple: send some resumes, go on some interviews, and take the offer that sounds best. But that's only the start. You've got the background and skills to work the Web and other resources that the general…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Pragmatic Programmers, LLC, The
Publication date: 7/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 225
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Appreciations
Introduction
The Fireman Who Loved His Job
How This Book Was Born
A Disclaimer of Sorts
What's Inside?
Land the Tech Job You Love Online
Go Love Your Job
The Job Search
The Foundation of Your Job Search
Be Honest with Yourself
Be Honest with Others
Think Like the Boss
Be a Problem Solver
Sell Yourself
Tell Stories and Give Samples of Your Work
Be Positive
Moving Ahead
What Do You Want in a Job?
A Crash Course in Work Motivation Theory
Dig In to What You're Looking For
The Motivation Worksheet
What Motivates You? A Dozen Factors to Consider
Now Go Beta Test Your Worksheet
R�sum� Content: Getting the Words Down
Before You Write Your R�sum�
Writing a R�sum� Is Not Speedy
The Sections of Your R�sum�
What to Leave Out of Your R�sum�
Moving to Construction
Building Your R�sum� Documents
The Three Versions of Your R�sum�
General Guidelines
Use Word's Features Correctly and Effectively
Create an Effective Summary
Check Your Word Document
Build the HTML Version
Build the Text Document
You're Ready to Move Forward
Finding Your Job
It's All About the People
Where the Jobs Are
What to Find Out About a Potential Job
Do Your Detective Work
Headhunters
Work the Hunt
Summary
Applying for the Job
Customize Your R�sum�
Create a Cover Letter
Put the Package Together
Never Tell Anyone Your Salary History
And Now You Keep Looking
The Interview and Beyond
Preparing for the Interview
Clear Your Schedule
Prepare to Sell the Interviewer on You
Prepare to Answer Tough Questions
Prepare a Relevant Portfolio
Prepare Your Questions to Ask
Prepare to Get to the Interview
Prepare What You're Going to Bring with You
Preparation Is Half the Battle
The Interview
Work Toward Your Goal of Getting an Offer
Listen to Everything
Treat Each Person Like the CEO
A Walk Through the Interview
Sell Yourself by Telling Stories
Sell Yourself by Doing the Job
Closing the Interview
Phone Interviews
The End of Your First Day
Handling the Tough Interview Questions
Never Give B.S. Answers
Never Complain or Disrespect
Know the Red Flags the Interviewer Wants to Uncover
The Tough Questions
Curveballs
More Tough Questions: Exercises for the Reader
Too Much Information
Illegal Topics
Other Topics to Avoid
Handle Inappropriate Questions Tactfully
Who Wants to Work for a Company Like That Anyway?
It's All About Focus
After the Interview: The Job Offer and Beyond
Send Thank-You Notes
And Now You Wait
Go for Further Interviews
Give Solid References
The Job Offer
Leave Your Job Gracefully
Getting Rejected
And the Cycle of Work Continues
Staying Hirable
Improve Yourself
Improve Your Network
Improve Your Brand
Always Look for Your Next Job
It's Never the End
Meaningless Clich�s to Avoid
R�sum�, Cover Letter, and Email Killers
Interview Killers
Web Resources
Bibliography
Index