Working for a politician means working in an unorthodox workplace. As they are often small workplaces, you will need to undertake a variety or roles, acting as an advisor, a personal assistant, a researcher or a speechwriter as necessary. Due to the nature of the work, hours will be long, with work carrying on into the evening depending on the demands of events you must attend or the times at which important Dáil sessions occur.
Managing relationships is very important; any politician's assistant will have a very close working relationship with their employer. Networking with members of your party, like-minded politicians and other political staff is important to achieving your offices goals.
This is not a field to enter for those seeking secure, long term employment. Your position will be dependent on the outcomes of elections, but the demands of the workplace will set you up well for the job market. With a proven skillset and willingness to take on difficult work. Most who enter the field do so not because they’re looking for job security, instead they are motivated by an obsession with politics and belief in the ability of politicians to do good.