Episode 11 · 1 June 2021 · 1 hr 26 mins
About this Episode
The problem: FAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG.
The stars have been gone billions of years now. Black holes burnt out. All but one, where the last dregs of civilization fought over the last dregs of Hawking radiation, before that black hole too ran its course. Now there's only you, floating in the void.
A chime. Unmistakeably early 21st century, even untold millennia later: a push notification. You reach for your phone, pushing the obvious questions away - how has this artefact survived the aeons, the implausibility of it still having power or network - and with hands numbed by entropy, clumsily thumb the sensor to unlock it and read the eleven fateful words of the end of time itself:
"I'd like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn!"
This week, whether it's your first or your fifteenth job in the tech industry, we try to give some advice in finding it. How do you know which companies are going to be good places to work? When hiring, what stands out to us in a CV, and what's an obvious red flag? And how much is a life of Microsoft™ SharePoint® worth to you?