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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Work the Hunt

Now it’s time to get to hunting and search for the job that suits you. As a techie, you have a better-than-average understanding of the Internet and of tracking data, so use it to your advantage. You can use the tools or create your own,[26] better than the average person, so do it. You’re going to use the Web for research, but you also need to track your search.

You need to track every aspect of your job search, including both actions you’ve taken and what you’ve learned. As you search for companies worth your time and make contacts with the people therein, log what you do in exacting detail. It’s important that you know what you’ve said to people and discovered about the company so that you don’t embarrass yourself by seeming ...

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