I Was Overlooked for My Dream Job, Because I Didn’t Have “Enough Swagger”

How I landed it anyway.

Illustration by Alicia Thornber

It was a Tuesday morning. I stared at my computer screen in disbelief, immediately confused and disappointed. I blinked again.

Yup. Still there. A job description I could have written myself. Yet somehow there it was for all the world to see. How was this even possible?

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Alicia Monique Thornber

Alicia Monique Thornber

PowerPoint expert. Illustrator/designer. Mom of two. Ex-Microsoftie. Collector of hobbies. Where's my coffee?? Distillerya.com