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People love to talk about themselves, and companies are no different. Explore the job pages at any tech employer and you’ll agree. Each job listing will contain boilerplate text about their fun-loving culture, describe their engaged and productive employees who enjoy solving big problems, and outline their generous benefits packages. But what about the job descriptions themselves?

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When I was 11, I collected rubber ducks, my favorite color was purple, and Blink-182 was trendy. So behold, my first email address — [email protected] Tragically, this email address did not stand the test of time. You too have probably come to the realization that your email address from the early 2000s is no longer cool. If you haven’t, allow me to drop some knowledge on you — no matter how impressive your credentials are, absolutely no one will take you seriously if you’re emailing them from [email protected] Sorry, but that’s the world we live in. If this is the first you’re hearing of this, have no fear. It’s pretty easy to set up a new email account. Your life[…]

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Celebrities and mere mortals alike have been sharing their #FirstSevenJobs on social media over the past week. The trend began after an Alaskan songwriter asked her fans what their first seven jobs were to drum up some inspiration for a song. Celebrities like Steven Colbert and Buzz Aldrin have shared how their careers started. Colbert #firstsevenjobs construction, bus boy, cafeteria server, library data entry, futon frame maker, futon salesman, waiter — Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) August 7, 2016 Aldrin #firstsevenjobs Dish washer Camp counselor Fighter pilot Astronaut Commandant Speaker Author Now Global Space Statesman! — Buzz Aldrin (@TheRealBuzz) August 7, 2016 And while it’s been cool to see how the everyone on the internet’s careers got started, we’re really interested to know who got their careers[…]