Care and Feeding of a Healthy Job Hunt*
A job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process, but there are a lot of things which you can do to make it more productive and less stressful.
Perhaps you’re bored at your current job. Perhaps you’re new to the tech job market. Perhaps your company lost funding and you were laid off.
There are a million reasons why, but one common element: Sometimes we all have to play the job hunt game.
From unresponsive recruiters to pointless interview questions, a job hunt can be a demoralizing and dehumanizing process, but there are a lot of things which you can do to make it more productive and less stressful.
- What do you really what to be when you grow up?
- Career development: It’s your job
- Resume and Cover Letter dos and don’ts
- Organize Organize Organize
- You rule the interview
career, job hunt
I've spoken at OSB for the past three? four? years? Many, anyway. As well, I've spoken at OSCON, FOSSETCON, etc.
VM is a manager of technical people, projects, processes, products and p^Hbusinesses. In her almost 15 years in the tech industry she has been an analyst, programmer, product manager, software engineering manager and director of software engineering. Currently she is splitting her time between shoeless consulting—a tech recruiting and management consulting firm—and writing a book translating business concepts into geek speak.