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Tech hiring mystery

I'm trying to solve a mystery. Let's say it's a friend of a friend.. He's got some.. kind of.. tech certification and for several months has reported to her (while borrowing money from her) that he's been interviewing for jobs. He reports the same story each time.. several times a month.. that he interviews, interviews with the HR department, then their tech manager and sometimes a CEO gets throw in there... and then without fail, nobody calls him back once he interviews at a certain level. She's not remotely tech savvy and continues to loan him money. Is the market really so strained that this is possible? Does this happen a lot? She's cut him off, but.. curious.
posted by missy_b on May 20, 2014 - 22 answers

What is the best way to do deal with out-of-control tech recruiters?

I am searching for a new job in software and one particular recruiting agency is contacting me by phone to a degree that I consider harassment. I am interested in one of the jobs they're pitching, though. What's the best way to handle it? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Feb 2, 2014 - 18 answers

Non-techie needs help with startup interviews!

I need resources for dealing with the vague job descriptions, short interview lead time, and sometimes nonexistent web presences that are apparently typical of startups. [more inside]
posted by ziggly on May 28, 2013 - 13 answers

How to include self-taught tech skills in my resumé?

Resumé filter: how do you tailor your resumé when you're applying to a job in which you have relevant (self-taught) skills, but no prior work experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Where are the promising tech hubs in the US outside of Silicon Valley, NYC and Boston?

If you were looking for tech jobs in the US outside of the usual suspect places of California, New York City and Boston area, where would you start looking? I'm trying to find promising tech hubs for software development / digital media jobs with great quality of life outside of the aforementioned places.
posted by gertzedek on May 22, 2012 - 23 answers

How can I intern for a start-up? (My major is accounting)

How should I go about finding internships at start-ups? I am getting a master's in Accounting (my BA is in English and I also have an MA in Writing). I'm 25 and, not wanting the make the same mistake as last time, I know I need to do some internships and get experience. I'm really interested in start-ups, I might even start my own company one day, but right now I want to get involved in one. [more inside]
posted by locussst on Oct 15, 2011 - 5 answers

Job sites for Bay Area non-engineering tech jobs?

What are the best online resources for finding non-engineering and non-design jobs at tech companies in the Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by emily37 on Sep 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Training for a new career in IT

I'm ready for a career change and I've always wanted to work in IT. What would you recommend? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2010 - 12 answers

What's a great job for a software engineer, if hours and location don't matter?

What's a great job for a software engineer or mathematician, if hours and location don't matter? [more inside]
posted by lunchbox on Jun 20, 2010 - 7 answers

Java and Perl Refresher

Been years since I've written any Perl or Java (Core/Swing/Servlets/JSP). Have an interview soon, where can I find a quick and thorough refresher?
posted by blueplasticfish on Jan 6, 2010 - 3 answers

Given the rate of a fish upstream, what is the speed of that fish in still water. Eh?

InterviewPrepFilter: I need to brush up on my numerical reasoning. I'm looking for ways to master things like word/story problems (probability, work-rate, distance), and some math review. I have good logic skills, but basic math can be confusing for me, esp. under pressure. Tutoring is not really an option and anything that is cram-friendly is also good. Any books, resources, tips, general guidance from math-y people ?
posted by sidd.darko on Oct 22, 2009 - 4 answers

PDF/HTML resumes?

How OK are PDF resumes in the tech sector? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 29, 2009 - 30 answers

Jobs for a Tech-Savvy Historian/Teacher

What are some good places to work in NYC for a tech-savvy medievalist who also has experience teaching history and politics to middle and high schoolers? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

What is life as a PM like at Microsoft?

What is life as a PM like at Microsoft? [more inside]
posted by adi on Aug 26, 2007 - 19 answers

Are there any entry-level tech jobs that let you work from home?

I'd like to help some friends get better careers. What kind of entry-level jobs are available in the Internet industry these days? Specifically, are there any that let one work from home? [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Aug 23, 2007 - 6 answers

Personal/Professional Site: What to include on it.

JobHuntFilter: I'm currently scoping out lower to mid-level IT jobs in the Nashville area. I have a site setup already with my resume (several different formats). contact info, RSS of my tech articles, and a brief 'who I am' page. Anything else I should put on it? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Feb 8, 2006 - 5 answers

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