Writing Your Political Resume





Your resume has one job: to get you an interview. Whether you’re looking for your first campaign job or want to level up your political career, this tool will give you the best practices, examples, and a framework to update your resume. Our goal is to help you stand out in a crowded field and convince political hiring managers they need to talk to you. Arena’s Writing Your Political Resume guide will focus on four key elements:

  • Format
  • Writing Resume Bullets
  • Delivery & Cover Letters
  • Resume Checklist

Includes four on-demand video modules below:

  • Module 1: Resume Goals (9:26)
  • Module 2: Format (10:55)
  • Module 3: Writing (19:51)
  • Module 4: Delivery & Cover Letter (7:56)

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