I worked at DC Office of Planning full-time (Less than a year)
People, managers, atmosphere at work, interest of working for a huge city and a state government
No possibilities to get a junior job
I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at DC Office of Planning in March 2008.
The hiring and interview process were relatively easy. There was a career fair. I attended and met with three people. We were all in one large room and other interviews were happening at the same time. I had never experienced that before, but it was ok. The interview was very conversational, they asked general interview type questions. They emailed me later that day to tell me that I was a candidate. They checked my references and within a couple weeks I had my official offer.
I negotiated, but the increase was paltry. I would advise the applicant to ask for what they are worth, If they wont pay, look elsewhere.
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