gregbo (gregbo) wrote,

My meeting with a Right management consultant yesterday was so-so.
Most of her advice was reasonable, but there was one thing that
bothered me. She suggested that in addition to having friends or
aquaintances give my résumé to hiring managers, I should email it to
engineering VPs. I think this is a very bad idea, which could
possibly get me on a "do not hire" list. I guess I don't understand
why someone would make such a suggestion, even if it's worked for a
few people, because it's not likely to work for most people, and might

In the Santa Clara Right office, there are names posted on the wall of
people who passed through their program and landed jobs. I recognized
Bob Iannucci, who was a computer architecture grad student at the
'tute while I was an undergrad, who recently landed a job at Nokia. I
didn't know he had been out of work. It's scary seeing some very top
names out of work, even for a little while.

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