Inside the Hardest Job Application Process in the World

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Inside the Hardest Job Application Process in the World

This week on Game Plan, four campaign managers on what it's like to apply for the job of president of the United States of America
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Tuesday, November 8, 2016 - 4:50am

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Originally posted on Bloomberg.com

You spend more time at your job than anywhere else. Hosts Rebecca Greenfield and Sam Grobart take a close look at the way we live our lives at work—our frustrations, dilemmas, habits, and anything else that happens in the office. 

With less than one week until the election, Rebecca and Sam shamelessly turn their attention to the only thing anyone wants to talk about: the campaign. What does this political season have to do with life at work? Running for president, it turns out, is a lot like a super intense, hyper-scrutinized, multi-year job application process for the most important position in the world. Like any job search, it starts with networking (campaigning), ends with a job interview (debate), and is, in and of itself, a full time job.

This week, Sam and Rebecca talk to four campaign managers, who worked this election season with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Bernie Sanders, and Rand Paul about what it's like to apply for the job of president of the United States of America. They explain how running for president is the hardest job application process in the world. And, how, like the traditional hiring process, it could be improved.

Keywords: Diversity & Inclusion | America | Campaign | Diversity & Inclusion | ELECTION | Events, Media & Communications | Manager | Politics | Rand Paul | career | hiring

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