I love your site and often tell the young sons and daughters who are looking for jobs and internships to join it! Coming off my disability, I know I will be using it to get back in the work force. Thanks for making a difficult search for the interesting jobs so easy!
- Karen W., Retired, Disabled Senior Advisor, U.S. Government

Connecting You to Jobs That Make a Difference

Traverse Jobs connects people with jobs that impact social change and policy across the nation. 

More than 20 years ago, Brad Traverse started to compile job leads for policy and public relations positions in order to connect his job-hunting friends with new employment opportunities in Washington, D.C. Originally sent as a weekly email, the number of subscribers and leads grew until it became difficult to manage as his hobby and the number of jobs was so big that the list became hard to use. In 2006, he and his wife Fraser recognized this unmet need and launched the first-ever online political and PR job search database, so members could access new job leads on a daily basis and easily search for employment opportunities using category and keyword functions.

Since the 2006 launch, Fraser Traverse has been managing the day-to-day business of Traverse Jobs where thousands of members actively search to find their next dream job. Today, as CEO, Fraser leads the evolution of business to connect job seekers with opportunities to impact social change and policy across our nation. She brings a broad range of experience in both the public and private sector. Fraser worked as a legislative aide in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. She served as a press secretary in the U.S. House. She was director of marketing at a national manufacturing association, and was an account manager at two public relations firms in Washington, D.C. She also served as the publications and news writer for a top private school in Alexandria, Virginia. In addition to her professional work, she has lent her expertise in communications, marketing and financial organization to several boards and committees in the local community.

Traverse Jobs in the News

Juggling a Job Search and Parenting: Tips for Making It Work

by Natasha Burton, healthline Parenthood, September 4, 2020

“Share valid articles in your field and comment on them thoughtfully to show that you are an active observer of the news and issues you care about,” says Fraser Traverse, who runs a job board for people looking for work in politics and policy in the Washington, DC area.

As Traverse notes, “This takes very little time, and potential employers will most certainly be reviewing your accounts, so it’s critical to show your engagement.”

As others comment on your posts, you’ll feel like you’re still part of the action, and you’ll be contributing thoughtful content, too.

Traverse also suggests making sure that you turn on the “open to work” setting on LinkedIn so recruiters can find you.

“You can fill in the types of jobs you would prefer and then you’ll show up in recruiter searches,” she says. “As a colleague once said about this feature, your next employer can find you even as you sleep.”


20 for 2020: LinkedIn CEO Profiles to Watch

by Judy Schramm, ProResource Inc.

While you might not be a CEO (yet), you can learn from their profiles. We found 20 CEOs who maximize their virtual voice on LinkedIn. They use the site's newest features, engage with both internal and external stakeholders, and define their personal brand. Let's take a look at these social CEOs.


Turn LinkedIn connections into constructive conversations

By Kathleen Furore, Tribune Content Agency, July 9, 2020

“LinkedIn connections to employers you don’t know are basically the cold call in job seeking today,” says Fraser Traverse, who runs a job board for people looking for political and policy work in Washington, D.C. and beyond. “That means the likelihood of a response to a request for a phone call is super slim. Most people will only do that as a favor to a personal friend or colleague.”


ASK FRASER: How do I find entry-level jobs I am qualified for?

by Fraser Traverse

I just graduated from college and even the so-called “entry level” jobs require 1-2 years experience. How do I find jobs I am qualified for? - Solomon C.

Reading job descriptions for your first job out of college can be daunting, but rest assured that employers looking for entry-level candidates don’t expect resumes packed with full-time professional experience. 


ASK FRASER: How do I return to politics and policy after a few years in different jobs?

By Fraser Traverse

I loved my past work in politics and policy, and I’d like to get back in the game. I’ve been doing other types of jobs for several years, so my experience isn’t recent and I’m not sure how to break back in. - Jeff, advancement professional