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Did you find a current or past job on GAIN? Did you hire a current or past employee through GAIN? Share your story in the form at the bottom of the page!


"Cecili at Democratic GAIN was very supportive and strategic in her revisions and suggestions about my resume. I came to her well into a job search and she provided just the kind of tweaks and changes in framing to take my resume to the next level. I don't think it was any coincidence that my search concluded successfully just weeks after meeting with her."

- Whitney Brimfield
Director of Sustainability, National Council of Nonprofits

"A friend told me about the Atlas/Democratic GAIN resume drop. That's where I met Cecili, who in a patient and gentle manner offered a very helpful critique of my resume. She suggested I update my Linked In profile, change my current address to reflect the job market I was looking in (which was DC), and quantify my accomplishments to be results-oriented. I definitely can attest to the value of gaining access to the Democratic GAIN network and a movement of progressive professionals." 

-Sadaf Ahmad
Policy and Advocacy Manager, Hemophilia Federation of America

"Democratic GAIN helped me with every step of the process which culminated in me getting my current job! I went to an intern training, and staff and guest speakers oriented me on how to network, write resumes, and find jobs in DC. GAIN even sent out my resume to a few different employers. After getting my job, the staff was so helpful in talking to me about my options, and I'm still in contact with them about how I should go about achieving my future career goals. A really great organization and good resource for job seekers!"

-Michelle Lee
Associate, Field Strategies

"I first heard about GAIN right before the job fair in January. At that career fair I met the representative from Americans for Financial Reform. At the time they were taking resumes and I got to speak with Grace at the table for a little while. A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Grace telling me about a position that had come open in their office. She asked if I would be interested and if I could come for an interview. I sent her the revised resume that we had worked on (which she and her Executive Director both loved). I went for the second interview and was offered the job. Without GAIN and all of your hard work I may never have found this position.”

-Wendi Wallace
Financial Speculation Tax Assistant, Americans for Financial Reform

"As someone who has worked in government offices, on Democratic campaigns, and for progressive non-profits, Democratic GAIN is known throughout as the number one source for finding quality jobs or experienced employees. Anytime I have needed to fill positions, GAIN's website is first step toward finding a wealth of trained and inspired staff. Also, it was not so long ago that I discovered some of my first professional jobs in politics at a GAIN job fair. Without GAIN, I can safely say that most campaigns and organizations would simply have to start from scratch, but thanks to the great staff over at Democratic GAIN who keep the site updated and put together some of the best training programs in the country, there is a whole stable of top-notch political professionals ready to hit the ground running. Whether you’re electing Democratic candidates to office or saving the world at a non-profit, there is simply nowhere else to turn for the services that Democratic GAIN provides – this organization is vital to the future success of the Democratic Party and to furthering the Progressive movement in America."

-Ryan Clayton
Political Consultant

"I first found out about GAIN in February 2010.When I contacted them a few weeks later, not only did their Deputy Director remember who I was, but she immediately jumped in to help me navigate the GAIN website, whip my resume into shape, help me plot out a path to my ultimate career goal, and put me in touch with the network I needed to get started.Through GAIN's training seminars, and Emily's insight, I've been able to move my career forward in a way I never would have been able to do on my own.”

-Melissa Brennen
Field Director of Diversity, HeadCount

"I've attended several GAIN career fairs and workshops, and the advice and opportunities presented to me have been instrumental in advancing my political career. In particular, the support I've received from GAIN staff has allowed me to expand my network of contacts and helped me land several amazing jobs on Democratic campaigns across the country."

-Daniel O'Hara
Regional Field Director, Maryland Democratic Coordinated Campaign

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