I got my first real programming job in 2005. In the intervening years I’ve worked at a lot of different jobs with a lot of different developers. It seemed to me that a large proportion of those developers were doing unfulfilling work, working for bad bosses, being underpaid, commuting too far, or in some way just living with a bad situation. Sadly, many of these developers toiled away in these crappy arrangements for years and years.
And saddest of all, in most cases the suffering wasn’t even necessary. It was only ignorance, complacency and lack of imagination that kept these poor guys in their life-draining jobs.
My aim with The Job Search Manual for Developers is to help you, dear reader, maximize your career. Maybe for you that means going from the sweet job you have now to an even better one later. Or maybe it means trading a boring and unfulfilling job for one that sucks significantly less. Maybe you work with PHP but you’d really rather work with something cooler like Clojure. Maybe your job consists of generating TPS reports and you want to do some real ass software engineering. Maybe your boss is a dumbfuck shithead asshole motherfucker and you want to work for someone who’s not all those things.
All that stands between where you are now and where you want to be and some knowledge and work. I want to share with you what I’ve learned so you can get where you want to be faster.
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