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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Things to Consider When Applying for Hill Jobs

Anyone who works on the Hill will tell you that the downsides to their job are the long hours, stressful working conditions, and modest pay. Sure, there are sacrifices to make when working on the Hill, but there is also a huge payoff. Hill staffers gain invaluable work experience and priceless networking and career opportunities.
Here are some other things to think about when applying for a Hill job:
Set your expectations. You may have to hear a dozen “no’s” before you even get considered for a job or internship, but once you get that first “yes,” you are in the club.
Consider the difference between House and Senate. The culture of the two chambers could not be more different. The House runs ...

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