How To Find A Job In Politics

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    President and CEO of Job.com Brian Alden discusses how to find a job in politics.

    Brian Alden: Today more and more people are looking for rewarding careers working for the government or being involved in politics. If you are considering a job in politics you are in luck, because these jobs exist at every level of our government from local to federal.

    New to the game? Start by volunteering a political campaign even at the local level. With tight budgets, volunteers are relied on for many, many tasks including campusing and a variety of administrative duties. And if you are a college student working as an intern on a campaign, can help you make great contacts for your future career.

    If budgets allow, you may even be able to obtain a pay position as a campaign staffer to assist with the effort. Generally all paid positions require a bachelor's degree and can be very competitive.

    If you want to get your hands involved in law making, consider job as a legislative aide. These assistances are generally assigned a particular area of legislation such as healthcare and they follow the bills throughout their life cycles and assist in researching possible effects of new legislation.

    Another way to get involved in politics is to work as a lobbyist who works to influences laws. Lobbyist represents the interest of companies or groups of people, and they interact with legislators on behalf of the group they represent. This job requires a persuasive personality and a great amount of research to stay current on all the issues.

    So whether you're looking for a complete career overhaul or just a way to get involved in the political process, there are plenty of opportunities for rewarding career at all levels of government.