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

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The Onboarding Battle and BeyondPredator or Alien vs. You

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one.

—Oscar Wilde

Right on. You got the job. Can you believe it? Aren’t you excited and relieved? After all that stressful soul-sucking and heart-wrenching—and sometimes enlightening and elevating—research, networking, screening, testing, simulating, interviewing, twisted logic, whiteboarding, pitching, proving, and negotiating yourself to the your now-new employer, you’re ready to kick some IT ass.

But wait—you’ve got to onboard and acclimate first, deal with a stress of another kind, to prove yourself day after day ...

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