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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Be Honest with Yourself

There’s no better way to wind up in an unhappy situation than to lie to yourself. What are your needs? What are your skills? What do you want in a job? What do you want to avoid? What really matters? Do you really need a given salary? How much time can you spend commuting, away from your spouse and kids? Can you actually do the job you have your eye set on? It’s easy to fool yourself into accepting false answers when you’re itching to get a new job. Far too many people wind up in ill-fitting jobs they hate because they’ve lied to themselves about what was important and what they could do.

Lying up front won’t change the reality of your situation when you finally get started at that new job. If you really hate working ...

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