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Is ‘Breaking Bad’ on your resume?

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When 21-year-old Stuart Goldberg went into a job interview last fall with a partner at the consulting firm McKinsey & Co., the University of Pennsylvania senior expected to discuss his 3.8 grade-point average, his internships in private equity or the data-crunching he’d done for the Philadelphia Eagles. Instead, the interviewer went straight for a different bullet point on Mr. Goldberg’s résumé: his interest in the cable-television series ‘Breaking Bad.’

They spent 10 of the interview’s 45 minutes discussing the dark drama about a high-school teacher who becomes a methamphetamine kingpin, Mr. Goldberg recalls. “I was shocked that he wanted to allocate so much time to that.”

Wall Street Journal

via The Awl

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