A Washington, DC-based leadership training organization is
matching conservative job seekers with potential employers. The
group held a job fair during the recent Values Voter Summit in the
Created by the Leadership Institute, an organization that
trains in campaigns, fundraising and grassroots organizing, ConservativeJobs.com works to help
conservatives find the right job in public policy, government, news
media, business, or on Capitol Hill.
Emily Miller, director of career services for the
Leadership Institute, explains that ConservativeJobs.com allows job
seekers to upload a resume and search job openings.
"It's an online site where they can … create job seeker
profiles. Recruiters also go on and create their own profiles. So
it's a great way for us to connect people in a very easy-to-use
fashion," she details. "We also do personal referrals and
consultations as well. So if people come in, they want some
personal advice on their resume, they want someone to talk to about
their job search right now -- a lot of times people are looking for
someone to listen and just to give them guidance and try to get
them connected to the next step .... That's what we're here to
Miller insists that job seekers cannot underestimate the
importance of being properly placed in a compatible work
"They're working on very important and difficult issues, and so
they have to have a good grounding in these issues … as well as
just a strong belief in supporting these organizations, and also
supporting these ideals," she suggests.
The Leadership Institute has placed more than 1,300
conservatives in more than 500 organizations nationwide.