Hill Happenings
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Career Corner

Hill Happenings features career advice from DC professionals of all kinds.
Read their takes on choosing a career, job hunting, and success in the workplace.

How to Seek Out Constructive Feedback

“Receiving compliments and praise are nice – positive feedback is often uplifting – but we won’t reach our full potential without spending more time analyzing constructive feedback about our areas of weakness and how we can improve.  The biggest barrier preventing us from capitalizing on constructive feedback is ourselves.”

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Remember: DC is a Small Town

“Jobs within the Beltway are built around relationships. Period. Much of the time, openings are not even publicly listed. They are discovered by word of mouth from those in the know, i.e. from another chief of staff or partnering law firm, trade association, etc. Networking thus is the key to finding opportunities, openings, and building those relationships.”

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Q&A with Blake Major

Blake Major is the director of federal government affairs at AIG. Previously, he worked in government affairs with the National Association of Bond Lawyers. He’s also co-founder and vice chair of the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN), a group that hosts career development events for DC advocacy professionals.

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Eugene Shestakov