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

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Leverage Your Network, and Their NetworksMove It or Lose It

More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.

—Peter Drucker

Have you ever been to a Pink Slip Party? At these networking events, the recently laid off mingle with recruiters and employers.

These events became popular during the dot-com downturn in the early 2000s, and have continued ever since. Or maybe you’ve gone to Chamber of Commerce mixers, or career fairs, or tech conferences—all of these activities help to make up the greater body of business and professional networking. But it’s all personal, all the ...

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