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Wilmington, NC
Assistant to the City Manager for Legislative Issues was asked...December 18, 2013

Describe how you used written and verbal communication and persuasion to change someone's mind about something.

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Was a difficult question as it had not been prepared or really even thought about specificially Less

Legislative Assembly of Ontario

Flexibility of hours, moving between office locations.

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I said I was fine with it.

United States House of Representatives

Why do you want to work for this particular member of Congress?

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It's important to do your homework and be specific in bring prepared to respond to this type of question --commenting genuinely about how you relate to their values, policy priorities, district etc. Less

Georgia Technology Authority

What are your goals over the next 3-5 years?

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I expressed how my goals relate to the mission of the authority. They really want to know how your interests align with the position and what you hope to learn to move forward in your career. Less

California State Assembly

How would you run a viewpoint with your boss, when you do not share there opinion?

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Well enough to get all the points I wanted to hit across.

Texas House of Representatives

Are you a Republican or Democrat?

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Republican

Texas State

what my ambition are.

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Explained I'm young and look to get into policy. Now I'm open for any kind of opportunity. Less

How well are you at understanding legislation

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Very experienced.

Anti-Defamation League

Most difficult question was: if we include transgender in a hate crime bill, it will automatically fail. Do you think that we should still include transgendered into the bill, or exclude it all together?

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The right answer seemed to be to exclude it, have the hate crimes bill passed, but continue working towards gaining the rights of transgendered individuals using other methods. Less

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

How would you feel if you were assigned an issue portfolio of topics you were unfamiliar with?

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I would be excited to learn more about new justice issues.

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