Some lessons learned during my job hunting with IT companies


As a developer writing source code generally means to create lines of code and then continuously find bugs and fix them in an iterative process of refining the software.
Looking for a job is not that different: you learn from mistakes and try to cope with them!
Here are some suggestions I have learned recently after having been refused by a big US company and after having accepted an offer from a UK company, which I ran away from after a terrible first day at work.

  • Never use sales technique guidelines such as “How to handle two different offers” or “What to say when the interviewer asks you if you have any questions“.
    It is still ok to know these techniques, but the truth is that your hiring manager is probably a PhD guy with several years of experience, with a QI above the average and surely…

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