You may be amazed on how legislators seem to know everything about a law or other topics related to it, but the truth is they don’t know everything. That is why they would hire a Lobbyist to help them with this. They inform legislators on the things they need to know about a public issue to guide them to choose the right topic they have to vote for.
Do you like the challenge to be able to persuade people? This can be the career you should take.
A Lobbyist is a person hired by a group or an individual to help them uphold their position to the legislators. They work to modify the opinion of the public by influencing leaders and advertising campaigns the way their employer want.
A Lobbyist usually works in an office. They meet with their client, legislators, campaign managers, media and the public. They normally work eight to ten hours per day and forty or more hours per week. But they may be asked to work overtime and during weekends. They may have to travel to places as part of their work.
They don’t have a specific requirement for those who want to be a Lobbyist but it would be an advantage if one holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and other related fields. A Lobbyist should be skillful in dealing with people and be up to date of the current news and legislations.
Most of the Lobbyist was legislators before they decide to move to this career; it’s either they lost in a re-election or just decided not to continue. It is an advantage for them since they can be paid higher and knows more people that they have worked with in the past. They work for those who have the same belief as they had when they were in office, it can be seen as an abuse of their position but it is legally accepted.
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