University of Georgia #ELGLInspire Speaker: Freddie D. Broome

Posted on November 16, 2019

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Freddie D. Broome

Fire Chief, South Fulton Fire Rescue


What was the very first paying job you held (that you paid taxes on)?

Sbarro Pizza

What was your: undergraduate institution? Graduate institution? What was/were your degree(s) in?

BS Engineering Technology  – the University of North Carolina at Charlotte

MPA – Appalachian State University

What class(es) (if any) are applicable to your job today?  

Local Government Administration

Budgeting and Finance Administration

Human Resource Management

What book are you currently reading? Would you recommend it?

The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho, Yes, second time reading it.

What’s the best networking advice for job seekers you’ve heard or shared?  

“Never met a stranger,” The person you met yesterday at the store could easily be the CEO interviewing you the next day.

What’s the fastest way to NOT get a job or internship with you? (e.g. what should potential applicants avoid doing if they were to ever interview with you for a position).

Being dishonest is the fastest way NOT to get a job with me.  Applicants must also understand the importance of active listening instead of aggressively talking.

Why should an undergraduate student consider a career working in local government?

Local government is one of the best professions. It affords opportunities to make a difference in communities by impacting lives.

Do you have a work or life motto? What is it? 

“Be yourself; At the end of the day, you will either be liked or disliked, but it’s ok as long as they are liking or disliking YOU!”

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