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Monday, January 26, 2004

I understand the position also requires a candidate who is team- and detail-oriented


Joel Spolsky explains how to get your resume read:
"Please do not use cover letters that you copied out of a book. If you write 'I understand the position also requires a candidate who is team- and detail-oriented, works well under pressure, and is able to deal with people in departments throughout the firm' then at best people will think you're a bullshit artist and at worst they will think that you were not born with the part of the brain that allows you to form your own thoughts and ideas."
Fog Creek Software, a small and friendly startup in New York City, offers summer internships in software development for Computer Science students.

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