The coronavirus pandemic has left millions of people unemployed across a broad spectrum of industries.
The tech industry has not been immune, with many startups laying off workers.
But many tech companies are weathering the storm better than businesses in other industries. And some tech firms â€” like those that make tools to help people work remotely â€” are even seeing demand for their products surge.
Business Insider has compiled some of the best articles we’ve written about getting a job in tech, whether you want to work at Google or Netflix or a hot new startup.
Here are some of the key resources to help you find a job in the tech industry, from tips for the interview processes at various companies to information about the tech skills and jobs most in demand, as well as data about the levels of compensation for different roles.
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Identify the bright spots
30 startups creating the future of work that will prosper in 2020, according to VCs
Here’s why open source software startups often get stronger in downturns and recessions, according to executives who navigated the Great Recession
Zoom’s surge in popularity means it will blast past its ‘extremely ambitious’ hiring goals this year. Its chief people officer explains how it decides which jobs are temporary and which will be permanent
The CEO of Slack explains how a recession would make it much harder for it to hire the people it needs to sustain its growth and take on Microsoft
The CEO of DevOps startup CircleCI, which just raised $US100 million, says that every week during the coronavirus crisis has been its new ‘largest week ever’
15 jobs no one knew about in 2010 that everyone will want in 2020
The two biggest adtech companies that help advertisers defund news are hiring to keep up with demand
Doctor-staffing startups boom in usage as healthcare systems scramble to respond to the pandemic
DevOps startups that help developers be more productive will fare well in an economic downturn, VCs say. Here are 17 they think will thrive in 2020.
Company specific resources:
Insiders reveal how to cut through Amazon’s ruthless interviewing process to land a job there
An Amazon recruiter says she doesn’t expect new grads to be business majors, but demonstrating leadership principles on their resumes makes them stand out
An engineer who spent 15 years working at Apple shares what it takes to land a role at the tech giant, where engineers are paid over $US100,000 a year
The 2 worst mistakes you could make in a job interview, according to an ex-Apple recruiter
The ultimate guide to getting a job at Netflix. We talked to its head of recruiting, former employees, and staffing experts to learn exactly what it takes to get hired in 2020.
Netflix’s 5 toughest job-interview questions, according to company insiders
Microsoft’s global internship chief explains the secret to getting hired at the company: Focus on your ‘origin story,’ not just your resume
Microsoft totally changed how it does interviews in its developer division to make sure candidates have the actual skills to do the job
Mark Zuckerberg uses one rule when deciding whether to hire someone at Facebook that every manager can borrow
An HR exec who’s worked at Facebook and Amazon says top tech companies are hunting for candidates with a quality you’d probably expect them to hate
How to get a job at Instagram, from getting a referral to nailing the interview
Google’s head of talent says that the tech giant is hiring for collaboration â€” here’s how she screens for team players
A senior director at Google says she doesn’t hire people who act like ‘rock stars’ and aren’t able to back the claim up. Here are 3 qualities she looks for instead.
Upgrade your tech skills
The 10 best online coding boot camps that you can sign up for right now to land a job at a tech company like Facebook or Intel
10 steps anyone can take to teach themselves to code at home, according to the VP of Flatiron School, CEO of Women Who Code, and other tech experts
$US2.75 billion GitLab is closing all its job postings and only approaching pre-selected candidates for critical roles â€” here’s what its recruiters are looking for
The CEO of Pluralsight explains why the online tech skills education company is ‘basically turning off revenue’ from a key part of its business for 1 month
Set a strategy and make a good impression
POWER BROKERS OF TECH: HR chiefs reveal how to get hired at Microsoft, Facebook, Netflix, and other top companies in 2020
Top CIOs share the steps tech job seekers should take right now to market themselves for a high-paying role during economic hard times
5 experienced recruiters who’ve worked through the Great Recession reveal the best way to network and put yourself on a recruiter’s radar when hiring is slow
3 Great Recession grads who now earn 6 figures and have worked for Netflix and Bank of America share the exact steps they took to land a job during a downturn
How to create your own networking opportunities online and connect with key players, according to entrepreneurs, coaches, and executives who’ve done it
Use this exact email template from a LinkedIn career expert to network and find a new job during a recession
Stanford professors who’ve helped hundreds of people change careers always recommend the same first step. Here’s how their simple strategy can help you find your dream job.
Engineers from top tech companies like Google, Netflix, and Twitter offer their best tips for nailing a job interview â€” and the questions they faced when applying for their roles
Leaked Andreessen Horowitz data reveals how much Silicon Valley startup execs really get paid, from CEOs to Sales VPs
Cultivate your mind and think like a techie
15 books Steve Jobs always turned to for inspiration
25 books C-suite leaders and billionaire investors say all entrepreneurs should read to become better leaders
Here’s how to adopt the same strategy Steve Jobs, Jack Dorsey, and Aaron Sorkin used to spark creative thinking at work
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