Programmers! Project managers! Are you in the career doldrums? Did you take your last job (or last three jobs) for the wrong reasons? Have you not exactly taken advantage of the seller’s market in technology employment? Do you have trouble discerning between brown-nosing and getting raises and promotions? Have you ever used an orange diskette?
If you need a better tech job, you may need to free your mind so your ass can follow. You don’t need recruiters. You don’t need to move to San Jose. What you need is my pal Andy Lester’s new book Land The Tech Job You Love.* Out today from Pragmatic Bookshelf.
The great thing is, in his illustrious twenty years writing software and being a leading light in the Perl language and open-source community, Andy’s made plenty of mistakes. Not software errors, but worse: career errors. And just as with every error that crosses his path, he figured out exactly what went wrong, when and why. Which means that when he writes a book about career management in technology, he can probably save you some grief. Outside of leveling a crooked Christmas tree stand, what more could you ask of a book?
To hear Andy get all up into this, check out the Pragmatic podcast for the book.
* And balls. You’ll need balls. Balls not included.