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Breaking Into Communications

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Join Democratic GAIN for a workshop on Breaking Into Communications this Friday, April 2nd at 12 PM!

Whether you want to work on the Hill, a campaign, for a labor union, or for a non-profit issue advocacy organization, Breaking Into Communications will cover the basics of working with the press, creating a message, finding communications jobs and preparing your resume & materials to get the job.

This is perfect for anyone who’s thinking about exploring communications or for anyone who’s still trying to nab that press assistant position on the Hill. We'll give you an overview of the basics of communications as well as advice & tips from the professionals to get your foot in the door. 

Trainers include:
Korey Hartwich with AFSCME
Jessica Smith with Senator Jim Webb
Kombiz Lavasany with New Partners

Details: What: Breaking Into Communications Workshop
When: Friday, April 2nd from 12 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: GAIN Office - 1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100 (11th Fl) DC

Tags:  career advice  job advice  job search  training  workshop 

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Jumping In With A Resume Workshop!

Posted By GAIN STAFF, Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Hello GAIN!
I'm thrilled to be on board with Democratic GAIN! I'm very excited to be working with Alexandra to help lessen the stress of job searching and to help create events and programs to help you build your new and already existing skills.
To start things off, I wanted to make sure you're all aware of the upcoming Resume Workshop this Friday February 19th from 12 PM to 1:30 PM here in our DC office. If you haven't registered, there's still time.
Not sure if this workshop is for you? If you want to make sure your resume is making the biggest impact on those that see it, and want to know the best words and tips for making your resume stand out, then YES this workshop is for you!
We'll go over tips to get your resume noticed, how to write a good cover letter, things to keep in mind when interviewing and advice on how to use and continue to build your network to help it work for you.
This is an informal discussion and Al and I will finish up with some one-on-one time to help answer any personal career questions.
We hope to see you Friday!

Tags:  career advice  interview tips  interviews  job advice  job tips  resume advice  workshop 

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June GAIN Trainings & Workshops

Posted By Nikki Enfield, Tuesday, June 2, 2009
I just wanted to put in a quick word about all of the exciting stuff happening in June and encourage you to sign up ASAP because space is limited.

Two June Resume Workshops…1 after work, and 1 Online!

You asked, we answered! We are offering two Resume Tips & Job Search Advice Workshops in June…one in the evening (for those of you who are fortunate to have a job or internship, but still want to get in on this great advice), and one Online for those of you living outside the DC area.

The evening workshop is Thursday, June 4th from 5:30-7:30pm. Click here for more information and to register. Space is very limited, so register now.

The Online workshop is Friday, June 19th from Noon-2pm EST. Click here for more information and to register.

More training opportunities

The Whats, Whys and Hows of Direct Mail - On Thursday, June 18th, Ed Peavy of Mission Control will host a two hour seminar focusing on showing you how to put together a winning Direct Mail strategy. This seminar is geared towards individuals looking to become Deputy Campaign Managers, Managers or who will be participating in mail strategy for their advocacy organization or union. Click here for more info or to register.

The Basics of Polling - On Tuesday, June 30th, Matt Hogan of Anzalone Liszt Research will host a two hour workshop for those of you looking to get a better handle on polling, pollsters and using polling information to form a message and strategy.  Click here for more info or to register.

Space is very limited, so sign up right away if you are interested in attending either event.
These seminars are each $25 to attend, but are FREE for current dues-paying members of GAIN. Since membership packages start at just $25/year, you may as well become a paid member before signing up!

We've got more in the hopper, so stay tuned.  In the meantime, sign up for one of the June workshops or seminars now!

I hope you find them helpful...

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