City of Alexandria
Department: Mayor’s Office
I retyped/edited the city’s water department’s emergency response plan, researched prices for the public pool’s concession stand, and used GIS to compile a list of homeowners who needed to be notified of economic development.
Would recommend it to people who...
Are trying to get their foot in the door in local government
Impact of work
Time spent working
How did you find the job / apply?
I came in and had the job. An acquaintance had emailed the mayor my resume and since I didn’t need pay, he agreed to take me on immediately. My interview was just me coming in, telling them why I was interested, and giving them my availability.
Advice on how to prepare
I wish I’d believed them when they said I wouldn’t have much to do. I naively assumed I would be able to find things or my initiative would impress them enough to give me more responsibility, but there simply is no work to do here.
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