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

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Interviewing, Part 2Winning the Hearts and Minds with Face Time

When you go in for a job interview, I think a good thing to ask is if they ever press charges.

—Jack Handy

Good God, how I miss “Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy,” from Saturday Night Live.1 Anybody remember those?

I’ll bet the above quote is funny to many of you, while at the same time revealing the wonderfully painful experience known as the in-person job interview. The one where your mouth is dry, your forehead and hands are slick with sweat, and you say and do quite inappropriate things.

And the interviewee hasn’t even entered the room yet. (Rim shot, please.)

Years and years (and ...

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