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Title:
Career opportunities in politics, government, and activism
Author:
Axelrod-Contrada, Joan.
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Publication Information:
New York : Ferguson, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xiv, 274 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780816043170

9780816043187
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Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism brings together jobs from government, human services, and international relations so that college students and career changers searching for entry- and mid-level positions can peruse a wide range of potential career paths all in one, easy-to-use guide. Among the more than 80 jobs profiled are mayor, state senator, political consultant, urban/regional planner, press secretary, foreign service worker, community organizer, and human rights worker. Each entry provides the same detailed overview that marks the Career Opportunities series - every profile presents possible roads to specific jobs and suggests how certain jobs can become stepping-stones to bigger and better positions. Profiles are organized into three main sections - Politics, Government, and Activism. Extensive appendixes give readers an indispensable directory of organizations, schools, associations, publications, and web sources to use in their career hunt. Special appendixes include Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Service and How to Run for Political Office - the Basics.


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Booklist Review

Senatorohnerry introduces this volume in the Career Opportunities series. More than 70 jobs are covered, among them pollster, victim advocate, conflict resolution specialist, Peace Corps volunteer, and U.S. president. -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist


Choice Review

The latest offering in its niche, this guide gives enough information about politically related careers to help students or career changers focus on a particular job title. Divided into three main parts ("Politics," "Government," "Activism"), each three- to four-page profile gives information about the following: career profile (includes duties, employment and advancement prospects, and best geographical locations); career ladder; position description; salaries; education and training; experience, skills, and personality traits (hard to find in other career directories); unions and associations; and tips for entry. The range of job titles is wide--State Legislator, Assessor, Municipal Clerk, Auditor, Human Services Director, Paralegal, Intelligence Operative, Women's Rights Activist, Peace Worker, and dozens more. The two-page "Industry Outlook" gives a brief overview of the state of employment prospects in these fields. Helpful appendixes include "Federal Pay Scale," "Employment Websites," "Graduate School Programs," "Advocacy Groups," and many more. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. School, college, and public libraries. L. K. Miller Paradise Valley Community College


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Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Activism brings together jobs from government, human services, and international relations so that college students and career changers searching for entry- and mid-level positions can peruse a wide range of potential career paths all in one, easy-to-use guide. Among the more than 70 jobs profiled are mayor, governor, political consultant, urban/regional planner, press secretary, foreign service officer, community organizer, and human rights advocate. Each entry provides the same detailed overview that marks the Career Opportunities series--every profile presents possible roads to specific jobs and suggests how certain jobs can become stepping-stones to bigger and better positions.Profiles are organized into three main sections--politics, government, and activism. Extensive appendixes give readers an indispensable directory of organizations, schools, associations, publications, and web sources to use in their career hunt. Special appendixes include Frequently Asked Questions About the Civil Service and How to Run for Political Office--the Basics. Excerpted from Career Opportunities in Politics, Government, and Political Activism by Joan Axelrod-Contrada All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.