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Attention 20-Something Readers of This Blog!

January 14th, 2010 . by economistmom

Are you neither an economist nor a mom nor a middle-aged budget analyst and yet are strangely drawn to read my blog?

Are you looking for a job, or a better job, and want to get your foot in the door of the federal fiscal policy world?

The Concord Coalition (my employer) is looking to hire a “research assistant”–but I think that job title understates the breadth and depth of this position.   This is a paid, full-time (but entry-level) position for someone who loves working on federal budget policy.  It entails a lot of responsibility, and at Concord we only hire people who are true “self-starters” and like to hit the ground running and get immersed in everything we do.  So if you think there’s a little “geeky budget analyst” as well as “media-and-tech-savvy, creative outreach person” in you–and I’d like to think that any young people who read this blog (for fun?) are a highly-selective sample–then you’re perfect for the job.  Here is the link to the page with the job description on Concord’s website.  That page also contains the description for interns we’re looking to hire on a part-time basis, interns who would probably spend at least part of their time helping me with this blog and some video blogging I’m supposed to have already started doing.  (I’ll be working on my own (EconomistMom) “plea for help” internship description that I hope to post here in the next few days.)

4 Responses to “Attention 20-Something Readers of This Blog!”

  1. comment number 1 by: Rachel

    EconMom, if you could take time to check out my work on my blog and let me know if you think I would be a potential candidate for any of your internship opportunities, it would rock my socks off. Thanks!

  2. comment number 2 by: AMTbuff

    I’m not a lawyer, but I’ve read that expressing an age preference or expectation in an employment ad is a serious no-no. You probably ought to let the legal staff look at it and suggest any necessary changes. Just trying to help…

  3. comment number 3 by: economistmom

    AMTbuff: Well, that’s just my blog post that suggests that; there’s no “ageism” expressed in the Concord description. I’d personally be happy to consider a middle-aged person who acts immature for their age. ;)

  4. comment number 4 by: Brooks

    Ah, to be 20-something again.

    (then again, I say that almost every day)

    By the way, I had the same initial thought as AMT, but realized this is not Concord’s blog nor it’s ad. Still, I agree with AMT that it would be prudent for the hiring manager, in whatever forum, to steer clear of something like that in today’s litigious America, if only to avoid the possibility of a lawsuit with a weak case, or the threat of a lawsuit. Sounds really, er, “retentive”, but that’s America. That’s why, when we see some stunt man on TV jump out of a building or something, they actually feel compelled to put a caption like “Do Not Do This”. And it’s why when I worked in brand management I had to spend so many hours in meetings with Legal to manage the risk of even what one would think would be weak lawsuits, even at the expense, on many occasions, of much better choices from a marketing perspective.