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

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Researching EmployersWhy the Hell Would You Want to Work There?

Some world views are spacious, and some are merely spaced.

—Neil Peart, writer and rock musician

Damn, I was wet behind the ears.1

That summer of 1981, the produce manager and the main produce clerk would tell me just how much every single early morning I came to work. My only saving grace was the sweet rock that blared from the banged-up radio with a makeshift hanger antenna; the first song I heard the very first morning of work was Billy Squier’s “In the Dark.”

Of course I felt this way; I was young and inexperienced and prior to this I had a paper route. In fact, I wasn’t quite ...

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