It's hard not to have a political opinion, especially when politics are all over the news, and we're getting closer to the US Presidential Election.
Coming from a family that's a mix of Democrats, Republicans, Conservatives, and a lone Independent, I know full well that political discussions can be tough enough when you know the people involved well. We've had more than a few heated discussions at the dinner table. There's no need to go there with strangers unless your political opinions are going to be part of your job description.
Be discreet when you job search and keep politics out of the process. Stay away, of course, from the obvious (like wearing a pin advertising your party affiliation) and also be careful about what you mention on your resume, in your blog and social networking sites, and during job interviews.
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