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Considering Job Offers as a New Grad

Hey, I get it. You’re about to graduate as a prestigious computer engineering student from a well-known university, and you have your pick of a dozen companies to begin a career that’s been glamorized to revive the economy and make millionaires out of anything remotely close to a tablet or phone. There are more jobs created in the valley now as there has ever been, and skill in software[1] is valued and rewarded moreso now than ever before.

But before you giggle over your new six-figure salary and pick out a Porsche from your unvested equity, some things to consider as you’re entering the industry:

I’m trying something slightly different, in repurposing some of my Quora answers onto this blog and dispersing it to a wider audience. The original question and answer is here.

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  1. And increasingly, hardware.