Andy Lester

Andy Lester

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Andy Lester started with computers early by keypunching letters to Grandma on IBM 029 punchcards. Now into his third decade of professional software development, he's the QA & Release Manager for Socialtext. Andy is also in charge of PR for The Perl Foundation and maintains over 25 modules on CPAN. Andy's two latest book projects are Mac OS X Tiger In A Nutshell from O'Reilly, and Pro Perl Debugging from Apress.

Land the Tech Job You Love Land the Tech Job You Love (Pragmatic Bookshelf)
by Andy Lester
June 2009
Print: $23.95

Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell Mac OS X Tiger in a Nutshell
by Andy Lester, Chris Stone, Chuck Toporek, Jason McIntosh
November 2005
Print: $39.95
Ebook: $31.99

Webcast: Radical Career Success in a Down Economy
July 01, 2009
We all know we're in the middle of an economic downturn. The news is full of statistics on job loss and unemployment. Everyone is feeling the crunch. In times like this it's natural to worry about your career. Career experts and authors Andy Lester and...

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--Jerry Pournelle, Chaos Manor, The User's Column, May 2010, Column 358

"...a short but comprehensive book--easy to read and full of good advice. Like every other book about job hunting, this one is not perfect, but if you absorb its advice and adapt it to your situation, it should pay itself long before your first hour on your new tech job is complete."
--Richard Mateosian, IEEE Micro, vol. 29, no. 5, Sep./Oct. 2009

"Before you write your resume, before you answer a want ad, before you do an Internet search, read this book! It is full of practical, valuable insider tips and advise that will make the job search more rewarding, and most likely, shorter. The author provides many true and revealing stories about job interviews that have gone well, and those that have been disasters."
--Michael L. Kleper, The Kleper Report on Digital Publishing

"Take it straight from a hiring manager's mouth: Go get this book and do what it says! You might say, "But I already have a tech job that I love." My answer: You'll need another job one day. Go get this book and do what it says!"
--Matt Stine, IT Book Zone