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Skills Needed To Shift Your Career Into Politics

Many women find themselves feeling bored or dissatisfied in their careers. This can happen due to the lack of impact they can make on the world. They often seek more meaningful careers that allow them to shape their community or society and do something positive for the world.

Because of a genuine concern for our world and the societal shift for women’s equality, more women are considering a career in politics. However, it can be challenging to break into the political world for both men and women, especially if you’re already an established professional in another field. Thankfully, there are a couple of ways to pivot your skills to work in a political setting, and here are just a few examples.

  • Management skills can easily be utilized in just about any type of business or organization. For instance, political and campaign management roles typically require good leadership and organizational skills.
  • Technical skills gained from computer and technology-related fields can be translated to a political setting, as new technologies are needed for campaigning, marketing, communication, and other data-related tasks.
  • Communication skills are essential to help keep teams organized but also to communicate ideas with a large audience and also keep social media accounts up to date.
  • Marketing skills are in high demand in the political world because successful campaigns are fueled by quality exposure to the public.

Below, we’ve added an infographic that explains how certain professions can easily pivot their skills to seek a Masters in Political Management. It’s just one of many ways to repurpose your skills and experiences to be effective in a political setting.


Infographic: George Washington University

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Madeline is a mid-west mom of three who spends most of her time refilling ice trays and changing toilet paper...just kidding. She is a high school guidance counselor, all around funny gal, and a writer. Her first book, Be Happy Already!", is in the works.

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