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Tech Job Hunt Handbook

Career Management for Technical Professionals

Grossman, Kevin

2012, XV, 280 p.

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    • Shows how to get a new or better tech job amid fierce competition both domestic and international.
    • Provides job seekers and the currently employed practical guidance on adding skills in key areas, building a strong online presence, understanding such things as how to prepare for the all-important tech job interview, or finding job opportunities hidden in your own company or others.
    • Covers the latest job-aiding technology--online assessments, interactive whiteboard interviewing, job boards, and more.
    • Author well know HR expert/blogger: marcomhrsay.com and elsewhere.
    • Author "Top 100 HR Influencer."
    • Covers job opportunities in cloud computing, big data, social media and analystics, and other new areas of opportunity.

Tech Job Hunt Handbook is a career management book—just for technology professionals—that reflects today's new economic realities. The world of work is constantly changing, and staying professionally relevant while competing for more specialized tech jobs in areas like cloud computing, mobile and social applications, and big data in a highly competitive global economy is critical. The world is churning out hungry programmers and developers in record numbers, making the global labor market highly competitive. It is now essential to plan a campaign to get a better job as well as your overall career. Retooling your skills and re-branding yourself is mandatory whether you're seeking a new job or intent on retaining current employment.

Readers of the Tech Job Hunt Handbook will find tools, practical guidance, and recommendations on how to find the best new tech jobs, how to get noticed, how to ace interviews and get hired, and how to keep those new jobs—until it's time for a better one. As you will learn, learning how to assess and then invest in career management skills leads to long-term competitive advantage and a happier working life.

Tech Job Hunt Handbook—for recent graduates, risk-taking innovators, and tech veterans alike—shows how to build a comprehensive online professional profile, identify the companies you're interested in and who you know at those companies, approach interviews with confidence, uncover opportunities in your current company, and understand the new emerging technology markets that could lead to a career rebirth. This book will help you:

  • Find a new or better tech job.
  • Stay relevant and employable despite constant new developments.
  • Manage your tech career for long-term success.

Content Level » Popular/general

Related subjects » Business & Management

Table of contents 

  1. Career Management Means You
  2. Finish Your Education
  3. Learn New Specialized Skills
  4. Find and Take the Contract Work
  5. Cross-training and Volunteering
  6. Background Screens and Assessments
  7. Interviewing, Part 1
  8. Building an Online Profile
  9. Researching Employers
  10. Leverage Your Network, and Their Networks
  11. Mentors and Professional Associations
  12. Zero in on the Company
  13. Cool Tools for Getting a Job
  14. From Best Practice to Business Case
  15. Interviewing, Part 2
  16. The Onboarding Battle and Beyond
  17. Internal Mobility
  18. Careers in Cloud Computing and Mobile Technology
  19. Careers in Big Data and Social Analytics
  20. Traditional Careers IT Today
  21. Appendix: Resources

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