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Climbing the Hill

How to Build a Career in Politics and Make a Difference
Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
Categories: Business, Career Skills
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Inspiring, nonpartisan insider's advice on how anyone can build a career in local, state, and national government, from two rising stars in Washington government and policy. 

This inspiring nonpartisan guide, authored by longtime staff members of Republican and Democratic house leadership teams, provides all the hard-won secrets and strategies you need to build a career in local politics or Congress, make a difference, and ascend from an internship to leadership. With practical tips on how to not only land a job but also create the foundation for a lasting and impactful career in public service, this guide will empower anyone who feels the urge to improve this country with meaningful work.

Includes a PDF of common roles found across leadership offices, job search resources, and a flowchart of Hill positions.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2018 Jaime Harrison and Amos Snead (P)2018 Random House Audio

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"At a moment when the news is always full of chaos and people are questioning if work in politics is a noble profession, Climbing the Hill is a valuable guidebook for those whose hearts and minds are in the right place and who want to serve." (Kristen Soltis Anderson, Republican pollster and author of The Selfie Vote)

“People come to Capitol Hill to make a difference and improve the lives of the American people. This book is a great blueprint on how anyone, regardless of their background, can make a difference in politics.” (Nancy Pelosi, US House Democratic leader)

Climbing the Hill is a wonderful read for any young person looking to become more involved in public service. Jaime and Amos provide a guide for political involvement and government service for the next generation. Their experiences - and their friendship - show that bipartisanship is alive and well. We can accomplish great things by working together.” (Lisa Murkowski, US senator) 

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Wish I had this before I moved to DC!

I moved to DC around the same time as one of the authors and think this is a great book for anyone considering a career in politics. They provide a lot of insights that you’ll learn in time, though some can take a while. Better to read (or listen to) this book and have those insights in the beginning than to get burnt out before you’ve had a chance to leave your mark.

My only wish is that it had been around when I began working in politics!