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Landing an Administration Job

Posted By Seth Tanner, Thursday, January 08, 2009
Jamal Simmons gives job seekers some tips on landing the administration job you want.
The post-campaign vacation is done, the holidays are over and now it’s time for every Obama campaign staffer to find an answer to the most frequently heard question at the holiday dinner table: “What are you going to do in the administration?” The process can seem so opaque that most people don’t even know where to start.

One Obama transition official offered the following advice: “Look at the plum book [of political appointments], polish up and proofread your résumé, and fill out the application on”

Go to the website? Seriously?

Yep. This official said they really are using that tool to sort and catalog interest in working for the administration. But knowing the Type A personalities who succeed in politics, many will not want to stop there. Having lived through the 1992-93 presidential transition and received many e-mails and phone calls from job seekers, I feel your pain and have assembled a guide on how to navigate the process.
For some more information on getting a job in politics in general, check out this quick guide we have on GAIN.

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