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Aaron Patzer, Mint.com Founder and CEO
Aaron Patzer, Mint.com Founder and CEO
40 under 40 rank: 29

What openings do you have now at Mint.com?
We have 4 open jobs at Mint, and expect about 17 openings after combining with Intuit. We'll be hiring quite a lot -- mostly in engineering, user-interface and -experience design and product management, but also a few in customer service and marketing.

What's great about the jobs?
You get to shape how literally tens of millions of people in the country make their financial decisions every single day.

What are you looking for?
I look for someone who has made conscious, rational, well-reasoned decisions from high school through college to internships to your first job to now. If you've floundered, if you fell into jobs, if you've changed your track ten times or even three, you're not for me. I like people who know what they want and who they are in life and always have.

Any secrets to impressing you?
Don't be that Harvard/Stanford/Yale B-school graduate who says they can do product, marketing, or business development. If you say that, I know you can't do a single one of those things, as each is a science unto itself. I don't care where you went to school, or how many decades of experience you have -- show me what you've done (and more importantly, why logically you made the decisions you did) -- and a job at Mint/Quicken/Intuit Personal Finance is yours. --Jessica Shambora

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