I am posting this on behalf of a colleague of mine who has begun job hunting. Her problem is that she shares the same first and last name of a local politician. The local politician has a poor reputation within the community.
My question is, how does someone with the same name make it clear that they are not the same person as their namesake?
N.B. Please make your answers apolitical. I'm not interested in naming the politician in question or discussing their politics. They are so small town that you really have to be a local of my area to know who she is.