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

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Building an Online ProfileWhy the Resume Must Die

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

—Mark Twain

Okay, the resume is not dead yet, but I want it to die.

I understand that there’s still a huge part of the career management industry keeping it alive, making it better and making it work for you, the job seeker. To all my friends in this industry, please forgive me, as I also understand it’s probably not going anywhere for years to come. (And for those of you who are paying for professional resume and cover letter services, ask them if they can help you with your online profile.) I’ve had many recruiters tell me, “The resume ...

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