Please don’t do what I did.

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Image description: Keziyah Lewis sitting on a balcony overlooking the city. Comuna 13, Medellin, Colombia.

(Originally posted on the Juniors in Tech blog. Written by Keziyah Lewis.)

I got laid off recently. And of course that means I suddenly have to find a new job. That sucks. I can’t overstate how much I hate that I have to find a new job. It has not been fun so far, and I predict that my mental health is only going to get worse the longer this process gets.

But one thing I do have now, that I didn’t have last time around, is experience with the horrible, soul crushing tech job search process. I know what worked for me last time around, and what didn’t work. …

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