If the current economic slowdown has you rethinking your future,
here's a career path you might not have considered: go to work for a
Senator or Representative. A recent issue of Roll Call, the twice-weekly
paper that covers Capitol Hill, carried three ads for congressional
public affairs positions.
Specifically, one ad was from a 'Democratic Member of Congress' who
advertised for a communications director, with an incredibly detailed
job spec - similar to the picky spec demanded by the ad for a press
secretary in the same field.
Less important, however, was political ideology. The ads offer no
indication of who is placing them - just a box to which you can respond.
Never will a more neutrally worded application letter have been written,