One hundred people attended the Conservative Career Workshop Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at LI’s Steven P.J. Wood Building in Arlington, VA.
“This was some of the best advice I've received for my job search. I learned about the interview process and negotiating a salary. I had no idea how to negotiate salary prior to this! I feel more confident about tweaking my resume and going into an interview now," said Heritage Foundation Coalition Relations Intern Dixie Cline.
The Conservative Career Workshop helps those looking to sharpen their professional skills and for those searching for their next career move. Attendees learned about different paths in the conservative movement from working on the Hill, in a think-tank, or for a non-profit.
“I learned how to take my private sector experience toward perspective job opportunities in the conservative movement," said Robert Towner, a Government Technical Coordinator for Verizon Wireless.
LI had a great lineup of expert faculty, including:
-American Conservative Union Director of CPAC Chris Malagisi
-Americans for Prosperity Foundation Recruiter Andrea McCarthy
-Foreign Policy Initiative Director of Government Relations & Outreach Rachel Hoff
-FreedomWorks Federal and State Campaigns Director Brendan Steinhauser
-Global Vision Communications Principal and Founder/CEO of Ladies America Lindsey Mask
-Heritage Foundation Recruiter Kristine Bramsen
-Leadership Institute Vice President Steven Sutton
-Leadership Institute Director of ConservativeJobs.com Emily Miller
-Republican Study Committee Executive Director Paul Teller
“At the conservative Career Workshop I learned to be more confident in networking and utilizing the contacts I have. It's a great workshop that will provide insider tips to finding a job in D.C.” said Kelly Cassara, the media/field department intern for Concerned Women for America.
Family Research Council intern Terri Hufschmid said, “The information about propriety in networking and resume formats was extremely helpful. I will be using this for the rest of my life!”
Americans for Limited Government Senior Research Analyst Richard McCarty, another attendee, said: “I have attended several LI schools, and I've always found them interesting and insightful, as well as good places to network.”
During the two evenings, attendees learned to: find career paths in the conservative movement; successfully get a job on the Hill; negotiate salary; enhance resume and interview skills; and have an effective personal brand.
Avant Garde Information Solutions Financial Controller Patrick Fabian said: “The Leadership Institute provides the must-have tools necessary for a conservative activist to transition to a full-time career related to public policy.”
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