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Tech Job Hunt Handbook: Career Management for Technical Professionals by Kevin W. Grossman

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Finish Your Education’Cause a Little Book Learnin’ Never Hurt Anyone

If I had never dropped in on that single calligraphy course in college, the Mac would have never had multiple typefaces or proportionally spaced fonts.

—Steve Jobs

So what if Steve Jobs didn’t finish college. Neither did Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, and look what that got them.

The rest of us aren’t so fortunate. We still live in a global society that favors higher education and completion of college degrees. Enrollment in college is higher than it’s ever been before. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in October 2011, 68.3 percent of the 2011 high school ...

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