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By William T. Endicott

Compliment for An Insider's consultant to POLITICAL JOBS IN WASHINGTON "Bill Endicott has written a extraordinary description of what Washington political jobs entail, the way you get them, and the place they lead-a public service."-Gerald Ford38th President of the U.S., Former Minority chief, U.S. apartment of Representatives"Public carrier is key to our democracy. invoice Endicott's e-book . . . is the easiest primer i've got learn to aid these attracted to serving in our nation's capital. For these people who've had the chance to paintings in political jobs, this adventure merits either the person and the country."-Leon PanettaFormer U.S. consultant, Director of the workplace of administration and price range, and White residence leader of Staff"A view of the method from the inside-from somebody who is been there again and again. No different resource places the entire severe tips into one position as this e-book does. the viewpoint at the technique is exclusive. the non-public anecdotes and interviews are worthwhile. We plan to suggest it to each person who walks within the door hoping to discover a role in politics."-Jennifer Blanck Director of profession and Alumni companies, Georgetown Public coverage Institute, Georgetown college and -John Noble Director of profession prone, Kennedy tuition of presidency, Harvard college

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Local politicians and their aides know all sorts of people, including national politicians. They can make introductions for you. Because you are their constituent, their job is to help you, and referring you is an easy way for them to help. Don’t be afraid to ask; they’re used to people asking for things. Donors. Get a list of donors to a politician you want to work for. You may know some of them, or your family may know some of them. Donors carry special weight with politicians because they provide crucial campaign funds.

The aides in the office who are interviewing you may not tell you these things if they are anxious to hire you to take some of their workload. ➣ Forget the resume drop. The uninitiated often feel that sending out hundreds of unsolicited resumes to politicians is a good way to search for a job. But people in politics get thousands of resumes, and they usually don’t pay much attention to them. The resume is not the most important way to get an interview for a job; the personal referral is. The resume comes later.

But these networking skills are also necessary once you’re in the job, because the better your network is, the more you will be able to get done. If you are by nature not a particularly sociable person, you may look at all of this networking as a lot of effort. But think of it as building your effectiveness, an investment in your skill set—and networking is the ultimate skill set in politics. Applying for the Job Once you have identified a job you would like, here are some pointers about how to apply for it.

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