Finding Your Dream Job in Advocacy or Politics
If you are looking for a job in advocacy or politics, your search can seem daunting: lots of informational interviews, resumes to send out, and so much more. Staying organized in your search is key. My main tip is to focus on follow up after an interview. This is perhaps one of the most important parts of the job hunt, and something people frequently overlook!
As an employer, you would be surprised by the small number of people that actually send a note or email to their interviewer. I would say that the number of people who follow up in any way is definitely less than 50%. If you write one, which you should, there are a few things you should be sure to include. Always address issues that came up in the interview, and make a heartfelt observation about why you would be a good fit for the position. Even if you just send a quick thank you note, it will be better than not sending anything at all. If you write a quality thank you note or send another kind of follow-up note within 24 hours, it is sure to make a great impression.
On the flip side, we have had folks that we ask for specific information not get back to us in a timely manner—or even at all! If you get back to me, you have a greater chance of getting employed by me. It is that simple. Do you have more questions about getting a job in advocacy or politics? Click below to email us!