Knowing someone in politics can help you in many ways, especially when it comes to looking for employment opportunities. The amount of connections and pull politicians have in local communities can put you in a great position to go from unemployed to employed. Although my last article was about the possible downside of having such a relationship, there are positive benefits as well.
Let’s take a look.
You’ll be rubbing elbows with people in key positions that could possibly open more opportunities. Networking today is just as important as having a solid resume. Networking can always help you when it comes to finding employment opportunities and people in this circle without a doubt could tremendously help your quest to finding a job.
As mentioned before, networking and working with the people in this circle can open up many new opportunities down the road. You may have to get your foot in the door by doing a little volunteer work, however that could all change by working hard and networking with the right people.
There are good people in politics trying their hardest to do good for the people they representat. Working with these people can definitely benefit you since the possibilities of being recognized for the good work are much greater. Having previous worked with a politician in my home town, myself and others were recognized for developing a program to bring peer to peer counseling together for veterans. This recognition is and always will be a part of my resume as it relates to the industry I work in today.
IF you’re a student veteran studying political science, one should not pass up an opportunity to work with others with political ties. You will get a great experience, gain a wealth of knowledge and possibly open many doors by simply doing volunteer work for a politician. For others not in school studying political science, you too can gain a wealth of knowledge and possibly open up new opportunities, because as I have listed above, there benefits to working with people in this field.