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Tech Job Hunt Handbook: Career Management for Technical Professionals by Kevin W. Grossman

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Find and Take the Contract WorkLivin’ on More Than a Prayer

You jump off a cliff and you assemble an airplane on the way down.

—Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn

It’s like that. Any chance we take with our careers is a leap of faith that includes a magic act of proving we’ve got the goods of 10 men (and women) while we free-fall to our potential professional and economical doom.

How’s that for productivity and no sleep?

Oh, and while you’re assembling that airplane on the way down, note that you may be working on only part of the plane because it’s part-time project work you’re doing with a group of other contractors. Now, that’s accurate ...

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