Monday, March 31, 2008

Adventures of Jack

Starting today, we'll be following my friend Jack, an employed dev who has decided he maybe doesn't want to work himself into a stress based illness and then be yelled at for not keeping himself healthy enough to work another 120 hour week. Today I sent his resume out to a few recruiters I worked with: The Good One, The Incompetent I Currently Work For, and The One That Gives Referral Bonuses. Updates as they become available.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Random crap

100 things not to say in a job interview

Halting State was a fairly boring book that totally captured much of tech interviewing and working, except with more international espionage. Charles Stross's background as a programmer and indignant Scotsman really showed. And I suspect it's a much better book if you don't consider near future scifi the diet mr. pib of speculative fiction.

And for anyone who's wondering: the friend who didn't know how to interview got passed on to the next stage of the process, and the one who didn't know how find jobs IMed me Friday to let me know he had two job offers already. Alas, our conversation was cut short when he got a phone call with another offer.