Appendix 5 - Getting a Job in Engineering #
"Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000. No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him. Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?"
- Thomas John Watson Sr., IBM
[TODO] literally this entire page is TODO. I’m just making it as a place to dump links for now. Eventually I’d like to talk about why most interview processes suck, the high no-response rate, certifications vs degree, how to write a résumé, cover letter, start up culture, non-compete clauses, fake glassdoor listings, Linked in BS, all the things.
THIS WILL NOT BE A PLACE TO LINK TO SPECIFIC JOBS. DO NOT EVEN TRY TO SUBMIT A PR WITH THAT.
What to Expect #
Character owned by Vega, art by Shade
Know (and increase) your worth #
[TODO] looking up salary beforehand
[TODO] NEVER, EVER sign a contract that says your employer owns all of your work from outside of work
The Niche Programmer (Asko Nõom) explains why learning a less common language may make you worth more.
Making a Résumé #
Archive.org backup of the above tweet
This is brilliant: Software engineer got tired of getting rejected by automated screeners and tested a theory.— Coding Career Community (@Coding_Career) October 30, 2021
Real resume: 0% success
Obviously fake resume stuffed with buzzwords: 90% success rate
Calls from from Notion, AirBnB, Reddit, Dropbox, Robinhood, etc pic.twitter.com/m80GUnPsr2