|About the Book|
Learn from seasoned professionals the secrets of how to break into the computer field and craft a long-term, high- earning computer career that keeps on growing no matter what changes occur in computer technology.Concerning the techie worldMoreLearn from seasoned professionals the secrets of how to break into the computer field and craft a long-term, high- earning computer career that keeps on growing no matter what changes occur in computer technology.Concerning the techie world specifically, Janet Ruhls new Computer Job Survival Guide is very specific about how to find your first computer job, even when you lack a four-year degree or have strong skills but weak credentials. . . .Ruhl, who has written several hot books about computer careers over a decade . . . emphasizes that the shortening technology life cycle means that you not your employer are ultimately responsible for keeping your training updated. Joyce Lain KennedyWarren Keuffel, writing in the magazine, Software Development: While The Computer Job Survival Guide ... contains data that is relevant and useful to working professionals, several chapters in the book address issues that individuals should be aware of when looking for their first job ... Her advice to retreads--people making midlife career changes--about how to best approach the development job market is particularly appropriate. Ruhl suggests techniques for a successful job hunt, including how to deal with various kinds of placement firms, human resource departments and interviewing managers. (The list of Twenty-Five Questions You Must Get Answered at the Interview is in itself very valuable.) She also describes how to identify a dead end job. I wish I had owned this book when I began my own software development career.