From the Back Cover
PREPARE TO SAY YES TO A CAREER AT THE WORLD’S MOST EXCITING COMPANIES Let’s be real: preparing for a career at one of the world’s most powerful companies can be incredibly challenging. But, if tech is the right place for you, it could be the most rewarding challenge of your life. In Cracking the Tech Career, Gayle Laakmann M C Dowell compiles countless insider tips on how to stand out from the hordes of applicants to land the most coveted jobs in the tech industry. Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and other top tech firms are at the cutting edge when it comes to employment. But with perks like free organic food and shuttles to and from work, these companies can afford to be choosy. Successful candidates have to be special. Cracking the Tech Career walks you through the whole process. This book is for any student or job seeker who ever wondered— is tech right for me? Even if you aren’t a programmer, breaking into Silicon Valley takes some planning. In Cracking the Tech Career , you’ll learn what it’s really like to work for the big names and the small startups. Get the experience that they’re looking for discover how to: Get your foot in the door with a knockout resume Nail the tricky coding, behavioral, and estimation questions Break into the exclusive world of game design Get offered the job! With job offers from over 10 tech firms, Gayle Laakmann M C Dowell knows her stuff. Read Cracking the Tech Career to find out how she did it, and learn how you can, too!
About the Author
GAYLE LAAKMANN MCDOWELL worked as a software engineer for Google, Microsoft, and Apple, and has received offers from ten other top tech firms. She was one of Google’s most active interviewers and served on Google’s hiring committee. As the founder/CEO of CareerCup.com, she now consults with tech companies on their hiring process and coaches candidates through the process.