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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Headhunters

Conventional wisdom makes the idea of working with a headhunter an appealing one. You visit the headhunter, you hand over a copy of your latest résumé in Word format, and the headhunter flips through his file of job openings, looking for the one that’s just right for you. “Ah, here we go,” he beams, “an easy 9-to-5 job paying an absurdly high salary, but they’ve been waiting for someone with exactly your skills!” Boy, that was easy.

If only it were so.

To get the expert view on headhunters, I spoke with Nick Corcodilos, host of http://asktheheadhunter.com and author of Ask the Headhunter [Cor97]. He told me that the misconception that most people have is that headhunters find jobs for candidates. That’s backwards. Headhunters ...

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