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Q.  I really need a job but since I spent four years in college, I'm insulted when I'm offered jobs that are really no more than "gofer" positions. It's hard for me to look interested when the picture the interviewer paints is so boring. Do I fake it and just take any job? I so need the money.

Ans.  If you're that bored by the interview you'll probably lack the motivation to make your work satisfying and you'll end up either quitting or being fired.. You'll help both yourself and the employer if you move on to the next interview. On the other hand, if you realize you have no experience, you would be well-served to change your attitude, do anything they ask, so you can gain some background for a job that will be more exciting. Some feel there's no such thing as a dull job, only people too dull to realize that.

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