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Did you take a year off before or after college?

May 18, 2015: 9:52 AM ET

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A hedge fund titan says he's tired of hiring people with the cookie cutter resumes of working for places like Goldman Sachs and McKinsey. He wishes more people would take a year off to travel, explore and do something different.

Have you taken a year off before of after college? What did you learn? How has it shaped your career?

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Heather Long
Heather Long
Markets & Investing Editor, CNNMoney

Heather Long is markets and investing editor for CNNMoney. She was formerly an assistant editor at The Guardian and an editor at The Patriot-News, which won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. She started her career at the investment consulting firm Cambridge Associates and is a Rhodes Scholar. Follow her on Twitter @byHeatherLong

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