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Thinking Of A Career Change

Posted on 01/25/2014 7:41:42 PM PST by EAGLE7

I'm thinking of switching careers where I can effectively work behind the conservative scene, such as a think tank.


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I'm thinking of switching careers where I can effectively work behind the conservative scene, such as a think tank. The slow, steady march towards tyranny has motivated me to get more involved. It would have to be a paying position. I don't know where to even begin to look for such opportunities in New York City. Perhaps some of you fine folks here can give me some advice. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
1 posted on 01/25/2014 7:41:42 PM PST by EAGLE7
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To: EAGLE7

Ping.


2 posted on 01/25/2014 7:43:09 PM PST by ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton (Go Egypt on 0bama)
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To: EAGLE7

Work for chic-fil-a

:-)


3 posted on 01/25/2014 7:44:25 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: EAGLE7

What’s your education level? What’s your degree in? Where’d you go to college? Grad School? What was your major? Do you have any background in politics? Worked for any campaigns? If so, what was your experience / what did you do? Were you considered a “thought leader” on a campaign?


4 posted on 01/25/2014 7:44:42 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EAGLE7
If you're thinking of a Career in politics, please stop thinking now.
5 posted on 01/25/2014 7:44:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EAGLE7

I would get out of NYC. There is bound to be a list of conservative think tanks you could check out.


6 posted on 01/25/2014 7:46:29 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: cripplecreek

I think you just took a crap in his think tank.

I think I would like to go into the black market ammo reloading business.

That’s what I think, but I don’t have the equipment or the materials.


7 posted on 01/25/2014 7:51:07 PM PST by right way right (America has embraced the suck of Freedumb.)
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To: usconservative

I have a B.A. in Political Science and have volunteered in local political campaigns as well as National campaigns. My responsibilities included grass roots work, press conferences, petitions, and going door to door campaigning for local candidates.


8 posted on 01/25/2014 7:52:29 PM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: EAGLE7

Go to work for a lib org...... MoveOn,DNC, etc. Once inside, spy for our side. Maybe a little selective sabotage.


9 posted on 01/25/2014 7:53:09 PM PST by umgud (2A can't survive dem majorities)
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To: right way right

It’s a wonder you can ‘think’ at all. Get lost, I’m looking for serious responses, douche.


10 posted on 01/25/2014 7:54:00 PM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: right way right

Our founders had it right. Most of them did their “service” and headed for the hills.


11 posted on 01/25/2014 7:55:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EAGLE7
It’s a wonder you can ‘think’ at all. Get lost, I’m looking for serious responses, douche.

Well it sounds like you'll fit right in with the rest of the self righteous elitist leeches.
12 posted on 01/25/2014 7:58:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EAGLE7
Move to Oceania


13 posted on 01/25/2014 8:01:57 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: cripplecreek; EAGLE7
If you're thinking of a Career in politics, please stop thinking now.

as soon as ou can confirm you HAVE stopped thinking you have my vote

14 posted on 01/25/2014 8:02:19 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: EAGLE7

You have to be asked to join a think tank.
Unless you start your own.


15 posted on 01/25/2014 8:03:15 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EAGLE7

Don’t be disheartened by the douchenozzles. There are lots of ways to make a good living fighting evil. One of the best ways is to start working for media outlets that you like. Can you believe when I was 23 years old I made $120,000.00 as a rep for a small town conservative radio station? True. So - get the right training, do what you believe in, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. ONE MORE THING: Ignore the creeps. There are a million ways to make it as a REAL American. GO!


16 posted on 01/25/2014 8:03:19 PM PST by golux
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To: EAGLE7

See http://idahofreedom.net/

Wayne did just that a few years back and is now a significant player in Idaho politics.


17 posted on 01/25/2014 8:07:24 PM PST by narses (... unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you.)
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To: EAGLE7

It ain’t easy to make a living in politics. You better have damn good connections.

To be blunt, what you said in post four isn’t going to stick out. It’s a dime a dozen. If you have a good background in your current career, it could help you.

If you really want to make it big - run for office yourself, and run a good campaign. That would set you apart from the dimes a dozen


18 posted on 01/25/2014 8:09:41 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: golux

Thank you for your serious and thoughtful response. It’s encouraging to see serious conservatives on FR.


19 posted on 01/25/2014 8:11:09 PM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: golux

When you feel like it, I hope that you write and post a few paragraphs for us to read and to learn by. You seem to have had a very interesting and rewarding career break relatively early in life. Good for you that you recognized the brass ring opportunity for what it was and grabbed onto it. I’ll bet that kind of work is fiercely competitive, often going to somebody’s friend, son or ‘niece’.


20 posted on 01/25/2014 8:11:30 PM PST by lee martell
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To: EAGLE7

How old are you? If you are young enough, you could maybe get a job as a staffer and get some experience and meet people. If you are thinking of actually doing research and writing reports and such, you’ll need to be an authority in the subject.


21 posted on 01/25/2014 8:12:16 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: narses

Thanks.


22 posted on 01/25/2014 8:13:05 PM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: EAGLE7

Whenever I think I’m running out of time to be a (big)success, I think of this, Colonel Saunders was in his mid sixties when he found trustworthy investors and his chicken recipe finally began to take off!


23 posted on 01/25/2014 8:14:08 PM PST by lee martell
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To: right way right

“I think I would like to go into the black market ammo reloading business.

That’s what I think, but I don’t have the equipment or the materials.”

MidwayUSA, or any of dozens of suppliers, can provide entry level equipment. An internet search will provide suppliers of larger scale equipment.

I’d advise against “black market” sales plans because:
1. Blacks are only 12/14% of the population.
2. Blacks have lower incomes and less disposable income.

;-)

Join the Democratic Party, dye yourself dark brown(not too dark, however), and get a “Minority Enterprise” grant for supplying Gubment.

:-(


24 posted on 01/25/2014 8:19:37 PM PST by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: EAGLE7

Well, those people you worked for are where I would go first....those are your connections at this point. They may very well be able to direct you where you would go....and even in asking them, or telling them you’re looking for a chnage into politics, they may very well snatch you up!


25 posted on 01/25/2014 8:21:32 PM PST by caww
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To: EAGLE7

I’ve been encouraging my daughter to do this. She’s a great writer and should be writing about ideas and research instead of describing products on a website. It shouldn’t be that hard to find a couple of foundations or institutions, we have a couple in Milwaukee for heavens sake.

Its not politics, its building knowledge to win the war of ideas with the liberals.

Look on Linkedin, use bing. Its just a job hunt, you have a specific target.

www.linkedin.com/in/renorton

Check out who is connected to Mark Levin

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Mark-Levin-Show-1325657?trk=groups_about-h-dsc&goback=%2Eanb_1325657_*2_*1_*1_*1_*1_*1


26 posted on 01/25/2014 8:23:18 PM PST by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: sgtyork

Thanks!


27 posted on 01/25/2014 8:25:41 PM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: EAGLE7

How many openings does AEI have available?

Each year, about 30 to 40 openings become available at AEI. Most of AEI’s vacancies are entry-level, and occur during the summer—typically ten or more. These positions are posted online beginning in the spring months. Additionally, opportunities for all levels of experience regularly become available throughout the year.

What does AEI look for in job candidates?

Because of engaging job responsibilities and excellent opportunities for professional growth, AEI prides itself on attracting top talent. We seek candidates with excellent academic records (typically 3.6 or above GPA) and a demonstrated interest in public policy and position-related fields. All job opportunities require excellent organizational, research, writing, and computer skills. Requirements for specific positions are listed with each job advertisement.

Whom would I work for if I were hired as a research assistant? What would my job duties be?

We typically hire research assistants to work with between one to three of our distinguished policy scholars. Responsibilities are fourfold: research, writing and editing, event planning, and administrative tasks. Specific research projects vary by scholar and department, and will be described in individual job advertisements.

Additional questions?

Email jobs@aei.org for any other questions related to employment at AEI.


28 posted on 01/25/2014 8:27:01 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EAGLE7

Career Paths and Entry Salaries
The type of positions available varies considerably between organizations and is very much dependent upon one’s level of education. In addition to research-related positions, which usually require an MA or PhD and specialized expertise, many organizations utilize interns and individuals with BA and MA degrees for a range of administrative positions. Entry-level positions for individuals with MA degrees include:

Program Manager/Assistant: Coordinates and handles logistics for major program events, meetings, conferences, and international visits, and manages a range of program support functions, including communications and publication work. Starting salaries can range from high 20s to mid 30s depending on the organization and level of responsibility.

Research Assistant: Provides research support to Fellows and Senior Associates, drafts documents, manages database records, handles correspondence and provides general administrative support. Salaries average in the high 20s to mid 30s, depending on the size and funding base of the institute.

Research Associate: Develops and implements research plans, prepares funding proposals, analyzes data and synthesizes findings, publishes and presents findings to various audiences. Starting salaries can range from mid 30s to 40s, again depending on experience and the organization.

Advancement into senior positions usually requires education at the Ph.D. level and/or extensive specialized expertise, so it is common to see those in junior level positions leaving after 2-3 years to pursue higher education and professional opportunities in academia, government, private corporations, and consulting firms.


29 posted on 01/25/2014 8:30:40 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: cripplecreek

” If you’re thinking of a Career in politics, please stop thinking now. “

WRONG!!

If you’re thinking of a Career in politics, you have stopped thinking.


30 posted on 01/25/2014 8:30:49 PM PST by GraceG
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To: umgud

[ Go to work for a lib org...... MoveOn,DNC, etc. Once inside, spy for our side. Maybe a little selective sabotage. ]

NICE!!!

Maybe confuse them a bit with the occasional musing on their own hypocrisy


31 posted on 01/25/2014 8:31:38 PM PST by GraceG
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To: EAGLE7
Here's a good job...top paying in the oil and gas industry....

Trainee Wire Line Operator:

http://gyrodata.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-528331.html

Qualifications: Education / Requirements

•Ability to communicate effectively in English

•Standard active driver's license

•Some Microsoft Windows experience (general computer awareness/experience) Physical Requirements

•Ability to lift 50 pounds

•Ability to stand for 16 hours

•Ability to sit for 16 hours

•Traversing a staircase multiple times for up to 16 hours

•Grasp and hold hand tools and other types of equipment

•Be able to function mentally and physically with lack of sleep

32 posted on 01/25/2014 8:31:49 PM PST by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: EAGLE7

Qualifications Necessary to Enter the Field

Higher education, at a Masters and Ph.D. level, and experience in the field is generally required for substantive research positions. Strong communication skills, both written and oral, are essential. One must be able to write concise briefing reports as well as longer, academic works. Presentation skills are also important, as is comfort in addressing an audience of experts. Competitive candidates will also be able to demonstrate proficiency in foreign languages and will have a solid command of word processing and spreadsheet applications and the Internet. Many positions require solid quantitative skills and knowledge of statistical packages.


33 posted on 01/25/2014 8:35:23 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EAGLE7

Just tell them you are for amnesty.

Every Republican consultant or lobbyist will hire you in a heartbeat.


34 posted on 01/25/2014 8:45:16 PM PST by oldbill
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To: EAGLE7

You should check these out and send them your resume if you think you really want to change careers. If you’ve written policy review papers or other research reports, I would send pdf copies along.

http://think-tanks.findthedata.org/d/t/Conservative


35 posted on 01/25/2014 8:51:02 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: EAGLE7

As the only conservative left in New York, you could be the President of the Lonely Conservative’s Club...Start with oppo research on a small precinct and work up. Someone will buy it.


36 posted on 01/25/2014 9:02:30 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota
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To: EAGLE7
http://www.heritage.org/about/jobs


37 posted on 01/25/2014 9:19:07 PM PST by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: EAGLE7

How about some good old fashion counter intelligence project.

A website and database that rate and link all the op-ed, commentary, news stories and bylines submitted by media personalities and start mapping their submissions into a big diagram of interconnects between media personal and political operatives and organizations and even individuals.

All the people that provide commentary and opinion of importance (like national level pundits) get profiled and categorized to the point where we can look at a New Story, say about Hillary, see who the author is, then we can look at the authors profile we built and see a visual diagram of who, what and where they’ve been writing about.

A nexus of actionable political profiles of news and media personal that rates their loyalties to the right, left or center and identifies empirically who they’re either knowingly or unknowingly supporting and based on their submissions how strong of support they give.

After a few years we would have the media all politically mapped out and have identified the party smoke blowers in the MSM.


38 posted on 01/25/2014 9:48:29 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: EAGLE7
Sounds like you have a good foundation -- have you considered contacting any of the Conservative leaning polling companies such as Luntz Group or Ed Goes' firm to expand your experience a bit? Some of the political consultants I've met "back in the day" when I was active (1994 - 1997) came from some of the best known polling companies. (Ed Goes and Frank Luntz certainly meet that criteria as do several others.)

Connie Hair from here on FR also comes to mind. She has a very wide base of experience from political consulting, running grass roots campaigns, writing, etc.. I'd worked with her briefly on one campaign and thought she was very sharp. She might also be someone you would want to reach out to. I think she's consulting with the NRA now IIRC. A quick Google search should tell you where she is now.

It is rather tough to make a living in political consulting -- feast or famine was my experience. Best of luck to you!

39 posted on 01/26/2014 3:58:44 AM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EAGLE7

The founders, all men of so much great insight and foresight, did all the needed thinking for us. What we need is folks who will tend to the functional application of Natural Liberty and self-government.

I mean, with all the “thinking” being done over the last 200 years or so, and just look at the mess we are in now?

Forget the thinking part, roll up the sleeves and get busy, all of us!


40 posted on 01/26/2014 4:46:37 AM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: EAGLE7

The founders, all men of so much great insight and foresight, did all the needed thinking for us. What we need is folks who will tend to the functional application of Natural Liberty and self-government.

I mean, with all the “thinking” being done over the last 200 years or so, and just look at the mess we are in now?

Forget the thinking part, roll up the sleeves and get busy, all of us!


41 posted on 01/26/2014 4:47:04 AM PST by Manly Warrior (US ARMY (Ret), "No Free Lunches for the Dogs of War")
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To: usconservative

Thanks for the good advice.


42 posted on 01/26/2014 6:09:43 AM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Usagi_yo

Sounds great. Sort of a ‘Discover The Networks’ and ‘Lexus Nexus’ rolled into one.


43 posted on 01/26/2014 6:12:28 AM PST by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: spokeshave

The only thing that possibly sounds good about that job is the salary.


44 posted on 01/26/2014 6:13:34 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: oldbill

Ha ha—painfully true!


45 posted on 01/26/2014 6:16:04 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: EAGLE7

Any pro-life, pro-gun organization Cuomo bad-mouths.

A search on Conservative Jobs:
http://www.conservativejobs.com/featuredrecruiters/

Or do a search in Charity Navigator for charities in New York, narrow down to causes you like, weed out the liberal ones.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 6:27:44 AM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

And if you do an advanced search on Charity Navigator, you can narrow the charities to those within a geographic range of a specific zip code, causes, and those that don’t accept government money.


47 posted on 01/26/2014 6:30:29 AM PST by tbw2
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To: EAGLE7

thinking of switching careers.... such as a think tank.


You know this will involve thinking. Are you prepared for this? : )


48 posted on 01/26/2014 7:54:43 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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To: golux

Ever work at WKRP in Cincinnati?
Herb Tarlek! may just be EAGLE7


49 posted on 01/26/2014 7:56:20 AM PST by minnesota_bound
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