High-Tech Careers for Low-Tech People
By Bill Schaffer
(Ten Speed Press, Paper Textbook, 9781580080392, 272pp.)
Publication Date: March 25, 1999
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It's no secret that the high-tech industry is one of the most vital segments of our economy. Now, is it fair that just because you preferred reading Shakespeare in college to studying microprocessors you should miss out on a high-paying job in this industry? Enter William Schaffer, a manager at Sun Microsystems and a self-confessed former technophobe who's convinced that even if you think Wintel is a glass cleaner, there's still hope. In clear, concise language, the author demystifies the industry for the uninitiated, discusses the jobs that are available to those without a background in technology, and details successful strategies for getting hired. Over 100 interviews from industry insiders round out the book, making this one-of-a-kind resource truly indispensable for anyone eager to take advantage of the limitless opportunities in technology.
A self-confessed former technophobe, author William Schaffer parlayed a B.A. from Columbia into a job in Silicon Valley, and he hasn't looked back since.
A "terrific book."-Fortune