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Your CV (or resume) is also important. If you have done volunteer work or
special projects in college, include these on your resume.
A few weeks ago, several people on this list talked about the importance of
a portfolio. It has always impressed interviewers when I was able to show
them samples of my writings. I include both my formal writings (a user
manual, a functional spec, a requirements document) as well as informal
writings (brochures and newsletters for various volunteer organizations).
I once got a job because I included a T-shirt iron-on that I had created
from resources on the Internet. It showed the Mariner's bullpen (at that
time, the worst in major league baseball) and said "You gotta trade these
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