Chapter 1

Foundations

What You Ought to Have Done before Buying This Book

Before you begin looking for a job, there are some things you should already have done. Granted, most people don’t pick up books like this unless they’re already on the market, so if you have to move faster than ideal, feel free to skim the book and only read and execute on the chapters that directly apply to you. However, keep in mind that the stronger a foundation you can establish for yourself, the faster you’ll be able to springboard off of it.

This foundation will consist of an assortment of online presences such as websites, blogs, and microblogs. It may include public-facing documents (papers, presentations, articles, books, etc.) that you have put together to demonstrate ...

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