Writing Your Political Resume

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As we have worked with Arena Academy graduates to place them on campaigns since the 2020 cycle, we have learned a thing or two about campaign resumes. 

If you are looking for your first campaign job, the first step is to land an interview. This tool will give you best practices, examples, and a framework to update your resume to stand out in a crowded field and convince political hiring managers they need to talk to you. Your resume will not include everything you’ve ever done in every job you’ve ever had. You’ll work to tailor your resume to the particular roles you’re looking to fill.

By: Heather Schmucker – Arena Director of Talent

[Updated 4-5-2022]

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