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The Subversive Job Search: How to Overcome a Lousy Job, Sluggish Economy, and Useless Degree to Create a Six-Figure Career by Alan Corey

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7Contractor Cash Cow

I’m tired of hearing about money, money, money, money, money. I just want to play the game, drink Pepsi, and wear Reebok.

—Shaquille O’Neal

One night I was sharing my career updates with my friend Rich over dinner. As I was telling him how my recent certifications were helping me define my career and they were a major factor to my recent raise, he stopped me. He had a friend who was a recruiter looking to hire someone immediately for a software project manager role with these same qualifications. However, it required someone with experience in the media industry.

If you asked me point blank, I would say no, I’ve never had media experience as I’ve never worked for a media company. However, during the years I’ve been assigned ...

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