Abstract: A how-to book for computer programmers on how to get employed, stay employed, and change jobs for optimum benefit.
Keywords: book review, programming, survival, job search hunting, computer programmer.
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Title: The Programmer's Survival Guide : Career Strategies for Computer Professionals
Author: Janet Lehrman Ruhl
Foreword: Edward Yourdon
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date Published: August 1988
ISBN: 0137303750
LOCN: QA76.25.R84 1989
Dewey: 005.1'023'73 -- dc19
Pages: 280
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Part One : Programming in the Corporate World

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Chapter 2: Your First Job

Chapter 3: Making Choices -- Corporate Career Options

Chapter 4: Job Hopping -- A Programmer Tradition

Part Two : Noncorporate Career Paths for Programmers

Chapter 5: Consulting -- The Quasi-Corporate Alternative

Chapter 6: Software Development -- Becoming an Entrepreneur

Chapter 7: Other Noncorporate Careers -- Teaching and Sales

Chapter 8: Choosing the Right Job

Chapter 9: Factors -- The Size of the DP Shop

Chapter 10: Factors -- IBM vs. Non-IBM Shop

Chapter 11: Factors -- The Software Environment

Chapter 12: Factors -- Watching Your Language

Chapter 13: Factors -- The Application Itself

Chapter 14: Factors -- Your Place in the Systems Development Cycle

Chapter 15: Factors -- Corporate Culture

Chapter 16: Factors -- Money

Appendix : Twenty-Five Questions to Ask at the Interview


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