Is it time to become a manager? Nest and vest? Join that start-up? Tell your boss hes a jerk? Resign in disgust? As a software engineer, at some point you realize that theres much more to your career than dealing with code. Author Michael Lopp recalls his own make-or-break moments with Silicon Valley giants such as Apple, Borland, Netscape, and Symantec in Being Geek -- the insightful and entertaining book that may help you make better decisions about your career.
Through a series of entertaining stories, Lopp walks through a complete job lifecycle, starting with the job search and finishing with the realization it might be time to look again. Plenty of books teach you how to interview for a job, or how to manage a project successfully, but only this book will help you handle many of the baffling circumstances you may encounter in your career. Understand your boss with the chapter on Manager Management Boost your career through networking with We Travel in Tribes Deliver effective presentations, with How Not to Throw Up Manage and actively participate in meetings, with Whats On the Agenda? Realize when you should be looking for a new gig, with The Itch