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our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year, my clients can’t make up their minds, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Our “unpaid intern” is paid $42,000/year I’m an executive assistant for a small nonprofit agency. I have access to people’s salary information and I’ve never really been concerned about the salaries and fairness before now. Occasionally we take on graduate student interns, very rarely are […]

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I tell employers I’m the best candidate for the job, I was ghosted after paying for my own interview travel, and more

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. I tell employers “I’m the ideal candidate for this role” I regularly include the following claim into my job applications: “My skills and experience in X mean that I am the ideal candidate for this role.” I have been criticized for doing this on the […]

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