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    My girlfriend is not happy with her job. She is WAY underpaid for the degrees she has and she's looking to get out. She's currently an admissions counselor for a college here in the Philadelphia area. She has a degree in Higher Education (she could go back to teaching if she wanted to, but she's not certified in this state.) So, she had a phone interview with this university. They want her to take a day off of work, that may or may not be paid for and come down for a full day interview, including my girlfriend giving a powerpoint presentation on why she should work there. Does this seem a little extreme? She'll be gaining only about $7K more a year. What do you think?
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    It's a competitive market. Sounds like a legitamite scenario. If she takes a day off work and risks no pay to go to an interview shows a lot of interest on her part. That and the fact that they want a Power Point preso will probably weed out a lot of candidates that aren't serious inquiries or qualified. 7K may be a small figure at first for a pay increase but weigh that in with any long term benefits... what will she gain a year, 2 years down the road. Also will she be better suited in that job and happier?
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    I worked at a Community College for many years and that is exactly how we did our interviews. I was on the interviewing committee and we would have the interviewee fly in and spend a whole day going around with us giving them different scenarios and asking what they thought they would do to better the College. I really enjoyed the process, but I was on the hiring end of it too. Sounds ligit to me.
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