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Back-to-the-Office Timelines Remain Unpredictable

The Traverse Jobs Office Survey (September 2020) confirms a few things we already believed, but offered a few compelling insights about timelines for returning to work. Our data includes employees at government agencies, non-profits, for-profits, media, and academia and confirmed that 76 percent of employers are still being supported by a remote workforce. Here in …

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Tornado Warning Issued for D.C. Job Market: Don’t Get Lost in the Vortex When Looking for Your Next Job

It happens every four years, but this election year may prove to be the biggest twister for the D.C. job market in recent memory. Potential party changeovers in the White House and Senate beg the question to potential job seekers: Are you prepared? Whether you might be displaced unwillingly or by choice, now is the …

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

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 …

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One Third of Offices Were Engrossed in Trial Coverage

Here at Traverse Jobs, we wondered how much the impeachment trial was impacting the offices of our members. Were you getting more done than ever or frozen in place? The answer was, “It depends.” On the positive side, one person noted, “We found a lot more accessibility with staff who were not directly staffing the trial, …

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Executive Recruitment Accelerating in DC Job Market

March came in like a lion, bringing a steep increase for executive openings in the DC metro area and beyond. On Traverse Jobs, the leading resource for political and PR employment opportunities, there was a more than 40 percent increase in new leadership positions. Trade associations saw the largest jump, with more than 50 Executive …

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Should I still job hunt during the holidays?

Make no mistake: people are hiring in December. Employers and stakeholders in DC are getting ready for the upcoming election year. Political and advocacy campaigns continue to ramp up, and that means they are hiring new employees now. Political strategy firms, nonprofit advocacy groups, and PR firms are looking for all types of help. They …

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Ask Fraser: How do I get my resume in the hands of those building staff for next year’s new administration and Congress?

I am interested in joining a freshman Hill office or the administration. I’ve been polling my network but most everyone I speak to says that most likely jobs will go to campaign staff or current Hill staffers. How might you recommend I get my resume and cover letter in the hands of those building staff …

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

QUESTION: 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 Ask any Washingtonian if they worked on the …

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