How to find and land the job of your dreams
Even in times when there are plenty of available jobs there exists stiff competition for the best positions. While you embark on a search for what will both help you pay the rent/mortgage and fulfill your desire to create change you will hear and begin to believe the expression that finding a job is a job. It is not a good job - the pay is poor, there is far too little communication with your, fingers-crossed, future employer, you have trouble seeing the impact of your work, and there is far too little praise.
There are so many aspects to being a stronger candidate for progressive leadership position that it can be hard to make sure that you have a short error-free resume, compelling, personalized cover letter, well researched questions for your interview and a comfortable way to engage people with whom you want to network. At NOI, we want you to be successful in your search for your sake and to ensure that your talent is being used by the progressive organization that could most benefit.
The resources that follow will help you better understand the field and strengthen your candidacy for the job you want.
Understanding Progressive Leadership Work
Researching Progressive Leadership Opportunities
Resume Writing & Cover Letter Creation
Understanding Progressive Leadership Job Titles and Roles
Read One-on-One Interviews with Campaigns Staff
Alan Lindquist has been working on political campaigns for over a decade and is currently a fundraiser for Congresswoman Chellie Pingree.
Lisa Bianco is the Political Director for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer.
Bill Hyers, Campaign Manager for Tom Berratt for Governor, has 20 years of experience on campaigns at the local, state and federal level.
Brian Weeks, Assistant Director for Political Action Department, AFSCME - Brian has worked in campaigns in over 20 states ranging from County Supervisor to Presidential elections.
Andy Bechhoefer, Targeting Director, Grassroots Solutions - Andy is a voter targeting expert, having worked for NCEC, the DCCC, Bradley for President and now Grassroots Solution.
Marlon Marshall, National Field Director, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - Marlon started in started in local politics in 2004, attended an early GAIN training in Detroit and has steadily moved up the ranks as a top-notch organizer.
Matt Mansell, Executive Director, Virgina House Democratic Caucus - Matt went from working field in 2000 to the guy in responsible for inching House Democrats in Virginia to a majority.
Jim Carrol, Managing Director, Equality California - In his past life, Jim was a commercial lender at a large bank. He turned his facility with numbers and with people into a successful career in politics and policy.