Author Archives: Aaron

Trigger Checklists!

I love checklists. I have a terrible memory, so it’s very easy for me to forget all the things I need to do. If I go to the store without a list of things to buy, I will forget at least one. Or two. Or I’ll get the wrong type. I do the same thing […]

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Lessons from the Job Hunt (part 2 of 2)

In the first part, I wrote about resumes and the seeming randomness of the job search. In reviewing it, Raúl summarized that random element well: “sometimes it’s because the hiring process is obscure and sometimes it’s because there is just a lot of random gateways in the process, like what impression the interviewer got of […]

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Lessons from the Job Hunt (part 1 of 2)

MYTH: If you’re smart, you can get a job anywhere. This is how I envisioned the hiring process. As a student soon to graduate from college, the job hunt was like the ultimate final. The majority-of-my-grade, comprehensive test of what I’d learned in school. If I did well, I got a good job. If I […]

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