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Getting a Job in CS
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Micah Chasteen
}
Outline
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Introduction
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Getting Started
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Resumes
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Interviews
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Phone
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In-Person
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<A_Lot_More_Stuff_Goes_Here>
Offers
Introduction
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Why
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Set Goals
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Give Confidence
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Demystify The Process
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Provide Career Options
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Because People Asked Me To
Introduction
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Disclaimer
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May Be Too Intense For Some Viewers
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No Purchase Necessary
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For Educational Purposes Only
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Use Only As Directed
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Some Assembly Required
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Your Miles May Vary
Getting Started
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If you have time…
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Projects
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Internships
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Research
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Papers
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Conferences
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Contests
Getting Started
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Start Studying/Refreshing
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Apply Everywhere
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Even Google (When?)
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Experience and Future Opportunities
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Use Job Sites
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Network
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LinkedIn and Alumni
Resumes
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If you have time…
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Start Your Resume
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Add Details As They Happens
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Always Keep It Up To Date
Resumes
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Tailor For The Position
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Resume Paper
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1 Page (B.S.) || 2 Page (M.S.)
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Clean, Organized Style
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Promote Yourself Reasonably
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Multiple Formats (PDF, DOC, TXT)
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4 Second Rule
Resumes
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Layout
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Clubs/Activities
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Name
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Interests
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Contact
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Objective
Reference
Requests
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QRC/Link To
Personal Site
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Experience
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Skills
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Education (GPA)
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Projects
Resumes
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Must Haves
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C++ or Java
Hot Skills
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Mobile Development
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Cloud Computing
Personal Website
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Electronic Resume
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More Details
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Easy, Professional Name
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Reliable, Accessible
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Elegant, Properly Coded
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http://resume.csgradbox.com
Reminders/Suggestions
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Actively Review Social Media
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Reduce Your Social Time
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You Get Out What You Put In
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Don’t Take The First Job
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Aim For Concurrent Offers
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This Can Be A Long Process
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Recruiters Want Money (Not You)
Interviewing
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HR Questions
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Project Questions (Excel)
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Be Polite And Personable
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Be Confident and Don’t Give Up
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Have Questions For Them
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Do At Least One Mock Interview
(One For Each Kind)
Phone
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Find Secluded Area
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Use Landline w/Hands Free
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No Noises or Distractions
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Keep Resume In Sight
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No Visual Contact
In Person
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Be Early
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Dress Nice But Appropriate
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Be Rested and Relaxed
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Turn Cell Phone OFF
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Don’t Fidget
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Take Extra Resumes
Riddles
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Why Are Manhole Covers Round?
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How Many Golf Balls Can Fit On A
School Bus?
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How Many Piano Tuners Are There In
Nashville?
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How Do They Make M&Ms?
Question
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This a game for two players
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You have a flat, rectangular table
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Each player lays a quarter on the table
somewhere that touches no other
quarter
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The loser is the first person who
cannot place a quarter
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What is your strategy if you go first?
Coding Interviews
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Stress
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Confidence
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Knowledge
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Quick Thinking
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Explaining
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Problem Solving
Coding Interviews
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Space Complexity
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Growth Complexity
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Asymptotic Notation
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Best, Average, And Worst Case
Coding Interviews
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Practice On A Whiteboard
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Do Not Look Anything Up
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Talk Out Loud
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Time Yourself
Coding Interviews
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Programming Contests
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Top Coder
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ACM ICPC
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Code Sprint
Interview Sites
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Glass Door
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Career Cup
Concepts
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Recursion
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Encryption
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Encoding
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Parallel Processing
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Deadlock, Livelock
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Monitors, Semaphors, Locks
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Process VS. Thread
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Distributive Computing
Must-Know Problems
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Traveling Salesperson
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Knapsack (0/1)
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Shortest Path
Language Specific
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C++
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Size of Data Types
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IEEE Format
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Abstract Classes
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Overloaded Operators
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Multiple Inheritance
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ST Library
Language Specific
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Java
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Final, Finalize, Finally
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Inheritance and Interface
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Pass-By-Value or Pass-By-Reference
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Synchronization
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Garbage Collection
Basic Algorithms
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Sorting
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Heap Sort
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Quick Sort
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Merge Sort
Searching
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Min, Max
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Kth Least
S.E. Questions
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Design Patterns
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What Are These?
Test Cases
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Practice Testing Programs
Question
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You have an array with 999 locations,
and each location contains a unique
integer with a value from 1 to 1000
(inclusive)
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How do you find the missing number?
Data Structures/ADT
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Strings
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Reverse (Words)
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Remove Characters
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Matching Substrings
Linked Lists
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Reverse (Singly-Linked)
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Swap Pairs (Singly-Linked)
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Delete (Circular)
Question
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Write a program to find the
Mth-to-last element in a singly linked
list given only the head of the list.
Question
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Write a program to determine if a
singly linked list is cyclic.
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If it is then return the node that begins
the new cycle.
Data Structures/ADT
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Queue
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Heap
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Make From Stacks
Priority Queue
Hash Table
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Ordered Hash Table
Data Structures/ADT
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Trees
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Binary Tree
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Binary Search Tree
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2-3 Tree and 2-3-4 Tree
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Red-Black Tree or AVL Tree
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Pre/In/Post Order Traversal
Data Structures/ADT
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Graphs
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Breadth First Search
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Depth First Search
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Dijkstra’s Shortest Path
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A* Search
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Minimal Spanning Tree
Design Questions
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Amazon Streaming Service
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Amazon Recommendation Service
Question
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Create a class-based weapon schema
Question
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Self-Testing Furniture Class
Coding Questions
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Pivot of Rotated Array
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Conway’s Game of Life
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Scrabble Tiles
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Boggle Solver
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Search Continuous Floating Point F(X)
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Fibonacci Sequence (Memoized)
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Sum of Array Pairs
Question
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Write a program that prints out all the
valid words on a Boggle board.
Question
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Write a program to determine if an
array has a pair of numbers that equal
a given sum.
Comparing Offers
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Read Everything
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Look At The Benefits
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Consider Perks
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Travel Percentage
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Relocation
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Research Location (CoL)
Comparing Offers
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Work Environment
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Ability To Advance
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Experience Gained
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Is It What You Want To Do?
Declining Offers
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Call Them
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Be As Polite As Possible
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Keep Contact Information
Getting a Job in CS
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