The single most annoying piece of advice that I got whenever I had an interview came from someone who said “I’ve gotten every job I’ve ever interviewed for.” Their advice? Make a good first impression.

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She had gotten every job she’d applied for because she’d had three jobs, two of which were part-time server positions and one was an entry-level teaching job she’d started straight after graduating with her degree in education. In a school district, and program, desperate for qualified candidates. I’m not trying to be dismissive, she probably was a better interviewer than I was (though I have…

Samwell D. Victor, M.P.A.

Master of Public Administration, Regular of Everything Else

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