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Job Interviewing: Framing and Contextualizing Information

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Conventional wisdom says you should never lie on your resumé or in a job interview, but sometimes it’s the only way you’ll be able to get the new job.
In the early 1990s, I was the “manager” of a print shop by title – by job function, I was head copy clerk and graphic designer – my one workplace I used a Macintosh instead of a PC.
We had a job ad out for another copy jockey and I had to read about 1,000 resumes for a minimum wage job.
I didn’t actually read them all, because I knew what we were looking for – so all professional people now desperate for even that, were removed from the pile.
Anyone who listed their religion or political activities were also removed, because this was a general public service job…

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