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Grad things. Job things. Life things.

Grad things. Job things. Life things.

Recently, Mike Monteiro—he of the “Fuck You. Pay Me” school of design—did a nice little write-up about job searching / interviewing for recent grads. While all of Mike’s points are spot on, I couldn’t help but feel that they are from the viewpoint of a person that’s used to hiring in his own particular way, not necessarily someone who’s… »

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