Friday, November 18, 2016

Obama Alumni-To-Be Contemplate Life at a Think Tank

Thousands of officials serving in the Obama Administration are contemplating life after the White House, with many angling for a job in think tank land.

Here is more from Associated Press:
Their BlackBerrys are still buzzing, day and night. For the moment, aides to President Barack Obama still have world leaders to worry about, distant wars to help manage and decisions to make that affect the nation.
All that will come to a crashing halt on Jan. 20, Inauguration Day.
Hoping to ensure that his staffers find decent jobs, Obama and his team have brought in representatives from Facebook, Instagram and other companies to offer insights into the job market. Officials from LinkedIn are helping White House staffers identify ways to market their skills.
That change can be jarring for longtime staffers, and even a letdown. Ivan Adler, a headhunter at McCormick Group who specializes in government affairs, said most go on to work in one of two settings: firms, like consulting and lobbying agencies, or organizations like trade associations, think tanks and nonprofits.

It is a good time to go into the think tank world because think tank salaries seem to be increasing (see also the link to Think Tank Watch's salary guide to think tanks.)