I love your site and often tell the young sons and daughters who
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disability, I know I will be using it to get back in the work force.
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- Karen W., Retired, Disabled Senior Advisor, U.S. Government
Connecting You to Jobs That Make a Difference
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.
Traverse Jobs in the News
“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.”
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“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.”
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.
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