Dot-Com Decision

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THE BOTTOM LINE ON WORKING IN DOT-COMS AND OTHER

NEW ECONOMY COMPANIES

Amid the smoking rubble of the recent dot-com shakeout remain the survivors,companies that stand as testaments both to the importance of good old-fashioned business savvy and the role Internet companies will continue to play in the economy. As new technology companies and traditional companies alike become more alluring and competitive,talented employees today face a tough ...

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Overview

THE BOTTOM LINE ON WORKING IN DOT-COMS AND OTHER

NEW ECONOMY COMPANIES

Amid the smoking rubble of the recent dot-com shakeout remain the survivors,companies that stand as testaments both to the importance of good old-fashioned business savvy and the role Internet companies will continue to play in the economy. As new technology companies and traditional companies alike become more alluring and competitive,talented employees today face a tough choice: the Dot-Com Decision. Can you afford to make the leap into dot-com culture or can you afford not to? This indispensable book provides you with the latest information,tools,and strategies you need in order to decide if today's surviving dot-coms are right for you,and,equally important,if you're right for them. Here you'll find:

  • The basics about working in either dot-com start-ups or more established Web companies,traditional media or new media,and how to distinguish among them.
  • What to expect regarding corporate culture,compensation,and career paths.
  • What temperament,skill sets,and risk-taking comfort level will offer the best prospects for a smooth transition to a dot-com company.
  • The best methods for getting on the Net career path of your choice,including job-search marketing strategies,interviewing styles,and résumé writing tips.
  • Helpful quizzes and informative sidebars

. . . and much more,including invaluable interviews with entrepreneurs,company founders,CEOs,and officers from leading recruitment companies and Web sites who give you the inside story on how good employees are identified and hired. Whether you're arecent grad who's juststarting out or an experienced executive or manager looking ahead,The Dot-Com Decision will equip you to make the intelligent choice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071375870
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/5/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 0.55 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1 The Internet: Where It's Going and How It Got Here 3
2 A Web in Full: Interconnected Companies, Overlapping Interests 23
3 E-Commerce Companies: Life on the Edge 33
4 Isolating a Market Niche: Framing a Mission 49
5 The Power Brokers: Angels, Venture Capitalists, and Incubators 59
6 Building a Killer Management Team 73
7 Culture Shock Beyond Dress Code 83
8 What Kind of Job Are You Looking For? 97
9 Life in the Trenches: Six Professionals Tell Their Stories 119
10 Marketing Brand You: What to Do with Your Targeted Resume 143
11 Avoiding Interview Potholes 175
12 Negotiating Compensation 189
App Stock Options and Restricted Stock 199
Glossary 207
Bibliography 215
Index 219
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