Many students answer "what kind of job do you want?" with "anything". Or "software engineer".
It might seem counterintuitive, but this actually makes it harder for others to help you!
Imagine you are a waiter and a customer wants a recommendation for dinner. Without knowing if they have food allergies, are on a diet, or love seafood, it's a bit daunting trying to give good advice.
The same is true in a job search situation. The more specific search criteria you share, the more likely someone will be able to match you to an idea, contact, or opportunity (now or often in the near future).
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