OCCUPATION THESAURUS

LOBBYIST



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HELPFUL TIP:

How your character makes a living is an important decision. After all, there’s probably a good reason why they chose this career. Think about how they pull on certain talents and skills, have positive or negative traits, and adhere to a specific work ethic to excel. Sometimes characters choose an occupation because of how they were raised, something they experienced, or even an emotional wound, so consider how all of these things will show readers who they are deep down, and why they do what they do.
OVERVIEW:
A lobbyist attempts to influence legislators on behalf of an individual, group, or organization. They seek to persuade politicians to propose, pass, defeat, or amend legislation for the benefit of the interests they represent. Many do this by conducting research and providing the politician with information in the form of charts, polls, graphs, studies, and reports to plead their case. While they are prohibited from directly using money to achieve their ends, they will hold fundraisers as a means of garnering favor.

A lobbyist working on a politician's behalf will take part in community outreach to discover the constituents' issues so those can be folded into the campaign and addressed. They may create press releases, documents, and other informative materials to respond to voter concerns and sway public opinion.

NECESSARY TRAINING:
There is no formal training for this career, but many lobbyists are former attorneys, government officials, or experts in policy. Most hold four-year or advanced degrees.

USEFUL SKILLS, TALENTS, OR ABILITIES:

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EMOTIONAL WOUNDS THAT MAY HAVE FACTORED INTO THIS OCCUPATION CHOICE:
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SOURCES OF FRICTION:
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PEOPLE THEY MIGHT INTERACT WITH:
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HOW THIS OCCUPATION MIGHT IMPACT ONE'S BASIC NEEDS:
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TWISTING THE STEREOTYPE:
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REASONS THE CHARACTER MAY HAVE BEEN DRAWN TO THIS PROFESSION:
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