Hacking high tech
Note: Most of this content was written
about two years ago (mid-1999). It should still be fairly useful, as the
material does not easily become dated, but a number of sections remain
What does it take to get a job in this industry? If you read the
newspapers, you might think that tech employers are so desperate to fill
positions that they'll hire any half-intelligent nerd who comes along.
that doesn't turn out to be the case. To get in the door, you still have
to have to demonstrate your value to employers.
Learn what it really
takes to write an effective resume and to excel at a
It sounds anathema in an era of ultra-casual, but etiquette hasn't
disappeared. It's still important in business, but the rules
Learn how to transform your resume from an uninspired list of job
titles and degrees to a valuable job-seeking tool.
Find out what it takes to shine when you're sitting in a hiring
What can headhunters do for you? Even recent college graduates can
benefit by taking advantage of high-tech employment
How does a company like Microsoft hire people? What does it take to get
in the door?
So what's in it for me? Learn why I felt the need
to help tech job seekers.
Disclaimer: The information I present is my
opinion, not intended to represent the rest of Microsoft or any other
company for that matter. Everything I provide reflects the attitudes of
one technical lead, and no one else. Feel free to take or leave any advice
you find here. Make your own decisions.