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Administrative Assistant Interview Washington, DC

What cause "gets you up at night"? (In other words, what

  public issue is most important to you)
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Obviously, any candidate who hears this question is going to think they are SUPPOSED to answer with "the environment", because this is an organization of environmentalists. I knew I was going to be asked this question, and frankly, there are a lot of issues that would have come before the environment in my mind. I debated how I should answer, and ultimately elected to be honest, if only because my interviewer specifically said it doesn't have to be environment-elected. My answer was animal rights, and I was careful to mention that there's a lot of overlap between animal rights issues and environmental issues in the farm industry. I wish I had some sense of how big a difference it made that I didn't answer with global warming or something of the sort, but I honestly have no idea.

Interview Candidate on Nov 18, 2011

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