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Discussion on: How Do You Really Get Hired?

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Adam Brandizzi

First, note that every person has a story and some suggestions may not play well for another person. So, people should take my comment with a grain of salt :)

As people mentioned, contacts are the surefire way to get a job. Networking is useful but friends are the ultimate path for getting hired.

Finally, one should not create a too narrow view of your career. It is comforting to imagine yourself working on a startup or a Big Five but there are so many employers in so many areas! Even with a vision of what you want, it is a good idea to start on less shiny enterprises: in-house software teams, enterprise software vendors and especially consultancies and outsource companies have many opportunities. If one appears, give it a chance, it is way easier to move after the first job.

Good luck!