The writer truly believes we all should be happy, or at least content, in our careers. After all, work dominates how we judge the value of our lives and we all owe it to ourselves to be able to say we found our work fulfilling. So why is it then, that so many people take a job that they want to leave after a few years? They will usually say that they moved on to further their career or earn more money, but usually the truth is different. They cannot tolerate their existing job any more - the day they resign is remembered as a great day.
Unless you are a masochist, however, job hunting is something most of us would rather not do too frequently. This book attempts to help identify the reasons why many of us end up disliking our jobs, the structural and dysfunctional characteristics of many Information Technology companies and how we can spot the problems before accepting an offer. If an existing job is becoming intolerable, the book will explain potential approaches to resolving the problems.
The computer industry can be the most rewarding world to work in when the company that employs you has positive motivations, and an inclusive structure that values employee contributions. Silicon Valley Job Hunting aims to help job seekers understand the realities of a prospective employer, so they can find somewhere that they look forward to working at every day.
Wherever you work, or want to work (not just Silicon Valley), this book will give you the insight you need.
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