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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Chapter 6Applying for the Job

Applying for the job is often your first contact with the company. You’re going from outside observer to active participant in the process. How you apply, what you send, and every interaction you have with every person along the way is evidence showing those you hope to work for what kind of work you do and what you’ll be like to work with. Make it your best.

This process cannot be done by rote, where you send out Yet Another Résumé to Yet Another Company. First, mass-mailed résumés have a stink about them that hiring managers can smell. The odor of mass-produced generic blather is a turnoff for anyone who wants to get an enthusiastic employee who will fit with the team. Second, putting your personality and specifics ...

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