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Open source technology is hungry for new college grads

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on August 11, 2008 12:03 AM
I'm a recent college graduate (3 months) that started working at a start-up started by one of my student friends during my sophomore year. Probably the biggest thing we see with potential employees is that they don't understand logic behind things. We find that we can teach anything as far as knowledge goes, so we don't require a ton of experience (obviously, since most of us are young ourselves), but being able to logically break down a problem seems to be a major problem for a lot of people, no matter how much education they have had. One of the biggest things we watch for is if applicants have personal sites with projects they have been working on outside of their work or schooling. It shows they have a passion and then we can actually see a sample of the kind of work they do :)



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