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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Be Honest with Others

Hiring books say it all the time, and I’ll continue to beat the drum here: you must not lie or be false at any time. It is a sure recipe for getting fired or having a very unhappy relationship.

Don’t fudge about what you can do, about what you know, or about what you’ve done in the past. Outright lies are easy to avoid, of course. It’s the little fudging that’s easier to try to get away with. Don’t think you can say “yes” to “Do you know J2EE?” just because you’ve done Java and J2EE is Java. Don’t think you can say “yes” because you can buy a copy of J2EE for Dummies on the way home and you think, how hard can it be to learn anyway? Don’t think you can say “yes” because you read an online tutorial on J2EE and it looked ...

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