The Political Ladder: Insider Tips On Getting A Job In Politics

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Anyone who has worked in politics knows how tough it can be--both getting the job and figuring out what comes next. It's a transient field with a lot of turnover. In an industry where it's not just what you know but who you know, being a newbie can be tough and intimidating.

In The Political Ladder, Alexandra Acker-Lyons draws on her over a decade in politics to provide the essential tools for job seekers. Having run two national political organizations, her vast insight covers everything from how to expand your political network to creating the perfect resume to day-to-day life on a campaign. Whether you want to work on Capitol Hill or the state legislature, for advocacy groups, labor unions, or trade associations this step-by-step guide walks you through finding your first job, landing your dream job, and everything in between. Candid, inspiring, and chock full of advice from other seasoned political veterans, The Political Ladder is a must-read for college students, career switchers, and anyone looking to work in politics.

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Alexandra Acker-Lyons is a political consultant and commentator who appears regularly on CNN and Fox News. She also travels internationally as a trainer for the National Democratic Institute. Alexandra’s political experience includes stints with campaigns, party committees, non-profit organizations, and elected officials. During the 2008 election cycle, she served as executive director of the Young Democrats of America. Most recently, Alexandra was the executive director of Democratic GAIN, the professional association for progressive political operatives.

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"I wish I had The Political Ladder when I was just starting out. This is the advice I pass on and have put to use in my own career." --Mike Shields, Political Director, National Republican Campaign Committee

"Politics is a professional contact sport. Knowing how to maneuver in this industry is half the battle and finding a job is an imperative first step. Alexandra Acker-Lyons teaches you the rules of the game." --Simone L. Ward, Democratic campaign veteran

"From networking to writing your resume to landing a job, The Political Ladder is filled with the tips you need to break into politics." --Tom Manatos, founder of Tom Manatos Jobs and former aide to Leader Nancy Pelosi

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