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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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How This Book Was Born

This book started on January 14, 2004, after a Perl Mongers meeting in St. Louis, Missouri.[1] After the meeting, twenty of us made our way to dinner. We sat at a long table, about ten geeks to a side. Across from me sat fellow techie Bill Odom, and we got to discussing the trouble we were having hiring qualified people for our respective companies. We traded stories of bad résumés and bad interviews. Someone asked for advice on how he could do better on his résumé. Then someone else asked how he could tell whether he should leave his job. Within ten minutes, we had the entire table clustered around us, interested in job issues. Bill said, “We ought to take our act on the road.”

Later, Bill and I discussed how we’d tapped ...

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