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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Appendix 2Résumé, Cover Letter, and Email Killers

The written word is how most of us communicate in our industry. Being able to write is a minimum for entry, not a skill. Read Chapter 3, Résumé Content: Getting the Words Down; Chapter 4, Building Your Résumé Documents; and Create a Cover Letter.

  • Spelling errors

  • Sloppy production

  • Too much document, too little content

  • Errors about people, such as misspelling someone’s name or confusing his or her gender

  • Having a silly email address like packers_fan_497@gmail.com or live_for_beer@hotmail.com

  • Not following directions, such as sending a PDF instead of a Word document

  • Speaking ill of anyone, especially current or past employers

  • Fluff words and meaningless clichés (see Appendix ...

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