After postponing for a week, we met at Misha’s in Old Town Alexandria. I arrived a bit before he did, grabbed a parking spot right in front. It was busy, no individual table open but there were two seats at a larger table. When Miguel arrived, another table had opened up. At the counter was a massive carrot cake and we ordered a piece to split along with two coffees.
It was a productive, friendly and candid meeting. Some of the take-aways:
1) Miguel invited me to a conference that week “How to Advance your Career in the Federal Government.”
2) Federal jobs have OPM qualifications which recruiters use to determine who passes and who doesn’t.
3) I need to get out of the house: attend three networking events a week.
Miguel wrote me after the meeting: