By William T. Endicott
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thirty eighth President of the U.S.,
Former Minority chief, U.S. condo of Representatives
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Former U.S. consultant, Director of the place of work of administration and funds, and White condo leader of Staff
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Director of occupation and Alumni companies,
Georgetown Public coverage Institute, Georgetown collage and
Director of occupation companies,
Kennedy university of presidency, Harvard collage
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Hillary Clinton got her first job in politics as a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee. She impressed a law school Endicott_01 12/11/02 3:26 PM Page 30 GETTING THAT FIRST JOB 30 ➣ ➣ ➣ ➣ professor who recommended her to the staff director. I know many people who have followed this pattern. In fact, former labor secretary Robert Reich used to complain that he had students who signed up for his college courses not because they were interested in the subject matter but because they wanted to get to know him because of his political connections.
In the first place, independents aren’t allowed to vote in primaries, and primaries are where key decisions are made as to who the final candidates will be. Independents don’t donate as much money to campaigns, don’t work in them as much, and may not even go to the polls on election day. FIGURE OUT WHO GETS THINGS DONE Once you know what you believe in, you need to find politicians who share those views. But more than that, you need to find the ones who are effective in getting things done in those areas.
Jon-Christopher Bua parlayed a career as an actor and acting coach into communications jobs in politics. Each of these people developed skills that set them apart from others and combined them with belief in a candidate and certain issues to land a job in politics. But there are many paths, as the Chapter 8 case studies show. Almost all the people profiled there have college degrees. More than half have advanced degrees: 35 percent have masters’ degrees, 17 percent have law degrees, and 14 percent have doctorates.