From Biotech to Hollywood: New Career Opportunities in Technology

From Biotech to Hollywood: New Career Opportunities in Technology

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Overview

From Biotech to Hollywood: New Career Opportunities in Technology by Debra A. Benton, Debra Benton

From the author of the bestselling How to Think Like a CEO: The 22 Vital Traits You Need to Be the Person at the Top comes a guide that will teach you, step by step, how to land the job you've always dreamed of in the high-tech world. Countless job and career opportunities abound within the high-tech arena, and they are not always where one would expect to find them. Whether you want to enter the tech world or are already in it and want to accelerate your career growth, D. A. Benton will show you what it takes to achieve phenomenal success. From Biotech to Hollywood offers advice on everything from becoming the leading candidate, increasing one's name recognition, and selling oneself to working with headhunters and negotiating the deal. Here, Benton demystifies every stage of the search process and includes tips from dozens of high-tech players. CEOs and executives as well as executive recruiters and VCs -- such as Richard Johnson, CEO, hotjobs.com; Jack Shields, general partner, Best Capital Ventures; and executive recruiter Hal Johnson, senior partner, TMP worldwide -- share their valuable insights and advice on every aspect of the process, including how to move with confidence among companies, technical areas, and industries.

A multitude of employment opportunities are addressed in the book: engineers in design, development, manufacturing, packaging, and performance testing; technicians trained in troubleshooting, fixing, and supporting software and hardware in all industries; information technology professionals, such as implementation project managers, technical writers, and Web commerce developers; and managers and professionals in finance, human resources, marketing, sales, executive assistance, and executive recruitment. Whether you are new to the high-tech world, currently in it and trying to climb the ladder, or are hoping to enter this constantly changing, challenging, and exciting industry, From Biotech to Hollywood provides a wealth of information, assurance, and knowledge that makes it a must-read companion for the job-hunting process.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735202658
Publisher: Prentice Hall Press
Publication date: 11/01/1902
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsvii
Forewordix
Introduction: The Promise of Your High-Tech Careerxi
1The Emerging High-Tech Universe1
2Should I Stay or Should I Go?13
3Set Your Compass29
4Polishing the Product47
5Make Yourself Known67
6Launching Your Job Search87
7Working with Headhunters105
8Selling Yourself: The Resume and the Interview125
9Before You Take the Plunge149
10Negotiating Your Deal164
11Going for the Gold179
12Hit the Ground Running191
Epilogue: If I Knew Then197
AppendixSample Employment Contracts204
Special Thanks217
Index221

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