A Jagaimo.com Project tech.job.search guide





Jason Truesdell

Not terribly long ago, I was just another college student with a liberal arts degree looking for a job. Recently, my work at Microsoft has put my on the other side of the table, and I've been facing resumes, interviews, and hiring decisions.

For not entirely unselfish reasons, I decided I needed to present an online resource that would help people looking for jobs in the high-tech industry. In the last year or so, I've seen enough misleading and poorly-written resumes and interviewed enough disappointing candidates that I feel justified describing the things going through my mind when making these kinds of decisions in the hope that I can help some people out there improve their job-seeking techniques.

What you'll find here is a bunch of short essays on what I look for when reading a resume, conducting an interview, and even calling candidates on the telephone. Additionally, I'll typically provide a few links to external references covering similar topics, and even provide some references to some high-tech recruiting companies that may help find you useful job leads.

Please let me know if you find this information useful; I'm happy to read your feedback.

Disclaimer: The information I present is my opinion, not intended to represent the rest of Microsoft or any other company for that matter. Everything I provide reflects the attitudes of one technical lead, and no one else. Feel free to take or leave any advice you find here. Make your own decisions.

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