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About the author:
Ben Wetmore received a degree in political science and history from American University where he studied interest groups. Wetmore has worked for a variety of non-profits and has provided organizational consulting to over 20 groups, foundations, companies, and organizations. Wetmore has trained over 2000 activists in workshops on political organization techniques and helped to start 120 campus publications across the country. He has worked in several states as an administrative assistant, a nonprofit executive director, a campaign manager for a U.S. Senate race, a department head, a nonprofit president, and the director of outreach for a statewide political organizing group, all within the last six years. Living now in New Orleans, he attends the Holy Name of Jesus Church. He's currently working on a law degree.
Getting a Job in Politics, and Keeping it
Getting a Job in Politics, and Keeping it provides a blueprint for landing entry-level positions and climbing the ladder in political jobs. Explaining the basic steps to land jobs with campaigns, political organizations, nonprofits, government, the media, and other groups, Getting a Job in Politics lays out a clear plan for anyone to enter and succeed in the exciting world of politics. Ben Wetmore uses his unique and varied experiences working in politics at all levels, in several states and for different political organizations, to offer advice and concrete examples of both successes and failures. Getting a Job in Politics is essential reading for beginners seeking to join the political industry.
Praise for Getting a Job in Politics:
"If you are looking for work whether in the political arena or the private sector the insights Ben brings forth will help you survive and grow in your job. This is a great book and great information. Ben's insights are praiseworthy and realistic. It's a real handbook in any political junky's bookcase."
~Congressman Steve Stockman, (R-TX)
"As someone who has worked with and around Ben for many years, I can say that his advice and wisdom within this book well prepares any politically-minded person to make themselves valuable and noticed by organizations and campaigns. If you want to succeed in politics, you need to bring something to the table, and avoid the minefields. This book teaches you how to do both, I recommend it to anyone looking to get involved."
~James O'Keefe, Journalist
"This book puts into perspective a lot of my own frustrations while transitioning from a small business owner to a political activist, and the real challenges with recruiting, training, organizing, and working with grassroots organizations. It's not just that it has solid political tactics and strategies, but also provides a path to get started and maximize effectiveness. I highly recommend this book to anyone in politics, and especially those just entering the political arena."
~Brad Wyatt, Director of the Campaign for Liberty, Massachusetts
- Publication Date:
- Jul 15 2010
- 1453712364 / 9781453712368
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 7" x 10"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Political Science / Political Process / Leadership