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NHL is a Tough Business

05/01/2008 at 3:44pm EDT

Because I have this secret fetish to add an alanah @nhl.com email address to my resume one day, every couple of weeks I take a trip through the NHL.com job opportunities board. (Apparently over half of their postings are filled by online applicants so I’ve got a chance, right?)
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As a result of this quest I see a lot of jobs I’m not quite qualified for that I want. But then there are the rare occasions I stumble across something I figure I must be qualified for… till I read the fine print:

The NHL Washington Capitals are in need of an experienced mascot to represent the team during all games; as well as any special events. Candidates applying must meet the following criteria:

* Two years experience as a mascot for either major or minor league team.
* College degree preferred

I’ve got that college degree (though why I need it for this position escapes me; must I really be qualified to debate matters like geo-politics, etc, to hang out with hockey fans while dressed as a giant homicidal chicken??) but sadly I come up about 2 years short on experience.

Tough business.

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