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Lobbyist

Career description: Lobbyists are professional advocates that work to influence political decisions on behalf of individuals and organizations. This advocacy could lead to the proposal of new legislation, or the amendment of existing laws and regulations. However, a lobbyist is prohibited from paying a politician to secure his or her vote on these matters. What it’s […]

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Diplomat

Career description: Diplomats are the specialists that represent America and U.S. interests abroad to ensure that diplomacy endures. These esteemed representatives of the U.S. are resilient negotiators who promote peace, protect American citizens abroad, and support prosperity. What it’s like: Common duties: Forms and maintains international relations with regards to issues of peace and war, […]

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Mayor

Career description: A mayor is someone who is the highest ranking municipal officer in a city or town. In some countries, the mayor has significant power in operations of the local government. In others, the position is more of a figurehead. In these areas, decisions are subject to approval by the local council. The title […]

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Congressman

Career description: A Member of Congress (MOC) is a person who has been appointed or elected and inducted into an official body called a congress, typically to represent a particular constituency in a legislature. Member of Parliament (MP) is an equivalent term in other, unaffiliated jurisdictions. What it’s like: Common duties: Propose bills Develop approaches to their jobs that serve a […]

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Senator

Career description: In open, democratic societies, a senator is nominated and elected for parliament as a representative of the people, who defends and promotes their interests. His/her role is essential to the influential mission of checking, certifying and balancing the propositions and amendments made by the Deputies’ Chamber – the lower chamber of Parliament. What […]

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Notary Public

Career description: A Notary Public is an official of integrity appointed by state government —typically by the secretary of state — to serve the public as an impartial witness in performing a variety of official fraud-deterrent acts related to the signing of important documents. These official acts are called notarizations, or notarial acts. Notaries are publicly commissioned […]

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Paralegal

Career description: Paralegals are trained to assist attorneys in the delivery of legal services. They might work for law firms, corporations, the government, or in other practice environments, but always under the supervision of a lawyer. Paralegals can’t give legal advice. They can’t represent clients in court, establish legal fees, or sign documents that will be filed […]

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Attorney

Career description: An attorney, also called a lawyer, advises clients and represents them and their legal rights in both criminal and civil cases. This can begin with imparting advice, then proceed with preparing documents and pleadings and sometimes, ultimately, appearing in court to advocate on behalf of clients. What it’s like: Common duties: Advise clients regarding […]