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Computer Programmer
 
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Employers Who Are/Will Be Hiring

Many companies, small and large, hire Computer Programmers. Some of the companies hiring Computer Programmers at the time of publication are Honeywell, Sony, LSI Logic, Mitsubishi, Electroglas, Proxinet, Nortel Networks, Adobe, Attachmate, Ascend, and ICRG.

    
 

Recommended Job Search Strategy

1. Develop a resume that includes a list of all programming tools you are familiar with.

2. Have an ASCII version of your resume available to submit electronically.

3. Check the Internet for job openings.

  • Yahoo! Classifieds - classifieds.yahoo.com/employment.html
  • Classified Gateway - www.sfgate.com/classifieds
  • Headhunter.NET - www.headhunter.net/scripts/jobfind.asp
  • Monster Board - www.monsterboard.com
  • Jobs Jobs Jobs - www.jobsjobsjobs.com
  • Bay Area Jobs - www.bayareacareers.com/resources.html

4. Contact potential employers directly via their company website.

5. Check the Classified section of your local newspaper. For additional information on this occupational field, contact the following:

  • The staff at your local One-Stop Career Center
  • IEEE Computer Society - www.computer.org
  • Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) - www.acm.org (Bay Area Chapter: www.sfbayacm.org)
  • ACM Special Interest Group on Software Engineering (SIGSOFT) - www.acm.org/sigsoft
  • Association for Women in Computing - www.awc-hq.org (415) 905-4663
  • ACM Special Interest Group in Programming Languages (SIGPLAN) - www.acm.org/sigplan
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