How to become a politician? I’m in my 20s. Where do I start? Should I join some party or found my own? Who do I talk to

1)  Become a lawyer, big businessman or a doctor.
Most of these “service-based professionals” are doctors.  And among the “strictly politicians,” most of them have law degrees.
(Credit:  Social Status and How the Elected Vote )

2)  Run for mayor.  During your time as mayor, sure, try to solve a problem or two, but spend more time looking for avenues into higher politics.  You may not actually solve any problems or do anything constructive (in fact, if you’re a climber then chances are you won’t do anything constructive), but it’s important that you have an image among your constituency that you are someone who helps them a lot.

3)  Get involved with a major corporation or industry.  Nowadays, money wins elections, not principles.
(Credit:  The Dilemma of Electoral Politics)

4)  Learn to avoid negative spotlights.  Usually this means keeping your nose out of anything related to people, voting present when you’re getting ready to move up in position, or voting along party lines when you’re getting ready to move up in position within the party.  One negative spotlight and all of a sudden you’re the funniest gaffe machine in the world.
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After WWI my country pretty much looked like this:

In the midst of pain and destruction we couldn’t abide political strife and a “sacred union” between the 3 main parties was formed but to carry out the reconstruction of the country someone had to lead catholics, socialists and liberals. My great-great grandfather was appointed to such task by the King as Prime Minister and served from 1918 to 1920. On top of his functions as Prime Minister he also served as minister of Finances between 1918 and 1920 and even (briefly) as Minister of Foreign affairs in 1920.

Before entering politics, he was unknown to most people as vote was done through Census Suffrage but he was a renowned lawyer, and served as president of the Belgian Court of Cassation from 1917 to 1918.

The governments he oversaw was particularly active and passed critical legislation: It’s under his government that universal suffrage became available for men (socialists opposed it being offered to women as they feared they would vote “what the priest told them” benefiting to the catholic party), but also social laws to limit work hours, law on income taxes…

What can we learn based on his story?

  1. Be good at what you do… whatever you do: I you are a politician you are fighting to influence decision maker’s agenda on behalf of other. People don’t want to lose and they will want a champion to represent them. My great great grandfather was a lawyer but imagine just how much you could bring as a computer engineer, a doctor or even an artist. Lawyers shouldn’t have the monopoly in politics because they can only understand a part today’s challenge. Bring your insight, we need more leaders with different insights! Just be good at what you do because people want their ideas to win and they aways pick people with a track record of winning to do so.
  2. Don’t look to become a politician… aim to be there when needed: When people seek power for the sake of it they forget the long term goals and lose sight of relevant objectives. They also start to be less bold fearing to lose support (instead of allowing everyone to have an equal vote for the first time in the history of a country). Know your skills and knowledge and offer them when needed for the greater common good. Offer it because you care and you want to help and people will prove to be grateful in return.
  3. Most importantly, TRY ! We desperately need more qualified people who want to be in politics. In 2014 the World Economic Forum found that 86% of respondents to a survey agreed that we have a leadership crisis in the world today. As a result, the 2015 and 2016 sessions found that there was a weakening of representative democracy and an erosion of trust in public and private sector institutions. Recently, the two leader of the “Leave” campaign during Brexit resigned from their party to avoid dealing with the political consequences.

You might be told politics it’s all about the people you know and the money funding you, etc… but beyond the cynical old tales and the House of Cards TV show there is something more. New technologies such as crowdfunding and social media are appearing, the world is becoming more complex but also allowing people with the confidence to learn and the freedom to fail to seize their place in the political arena.

Will you?

There are many ways to enter politics. To begin with, you need to have something concrete to demonstrate your interest in politics. Working with community political party who share same view as yours is a great way to begin with. Participating in such events will not only help your resume or build future connection but you can also make difference in someone’s life. The more experience you demonstrate in this area, the better prospect you will have in future.

As you aspire to become a politician, pursuing Bachelor’s/ Masters in Political Science can be helpful as this will provide you an in-depth learning about some of the fundamental problems faced by society as well as the political and judicial machinery of the country. You can also keep LAW as an option.

However, you need to be very sure before you plan on stepping into this career, as it may take years before making a mark in this field.

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All the best to you!

Disclosure: I am a Career Coach at Mindler.

Initially when someone think to become a politician – he must have either of one reason to enter in politics – One is to earn money and fam, second is to work for social issue.

If anyone want to earn money and famous then it is not hard to get success. You just need to start with any political party and be there every time. Start making relation with big politician and start working for the party. Once you will do this for some time and make a good relation with politician, you will be identified as party worker and it will not take long time to reach or get any political position in party.

Second – If you want to join politics because of social issue/reform , its hard as you need to work with all social issue in your locality. You need to talk about social problems in your locality as well as Country, you have to make relations with your area renowned people as well as AAM AADmi. After some time people will start identifying you but i am sure this will take long time and will need lot of efforts. If you will continue working for your people, you can surely get some position. After some time you can fight election or you can try to get ticket (from political party) for your area election.

I am sure these are the only way to enter in politics, if anyone knows something else. Please suggest !

Begin by examining your motives.

Remember that before all else, government officials are servants of the people that elected them, especially and including those who did not vote for them. If you want to enter public service to help people, bear in mind that some of the most odious, inept individuals in any country are career politicians.

An anecdote to illustrate just how corrupting political life can be: the citizens of my state (Idaho) passed state referendums—twice—limiting the number of terms any person could serve. Both times the will of the people was nullified by self-interested politicians in the state capitol, who refused to get off the carousel that keeps the same handful in power. A reelection rate in the mid-to-high nineties is a disgrace in a country of three hundred million. The notion that a fraction of a fraction of our citizens are uniquely suited to lead is insulting to the millions of intelligent, insightful individuals who are prevented from contributing by party machines that return the same tired faces to government year after year.

With that warning in mind, start small. Think water board, city council, school board…positions of limited scope and close to the people who elect you.

Start small not just because it is easier for a political neophyte. Start small because the decisions you make, as a young officeholder, will have a lesser impact than if you were in higher office.

When I was in my late twenties, I was a worldly individual. I was highly educated, well read (two very different qualities), a veteran, keen on politics, and I’d traveled to nearly every state in the Union and countries all over the world. I had learned and experienced things beyond my peers. Looking back at the person I was then from a short fifteen years in the future, I can assure you he would have been a horrible legislator. Not because I couldn’t have gotten elected, but because so much of the insight and wisdom that makes a truly good politician comes only with experience and interaction and adversity. I would have been a horrible legislator because the long string of success I’d experienced left me unable to understand how or why anybody could fail. I couldn’t see life through the eyes of a single mother, or a recent immigrant, or a disabled and unemployed factory worker. So I would have made decisions that made sense and were best for people like me, but not for people whose experience of life had not been so fortunate.

In short, you’ve got to get out there and fail a bit. Get your hands dirty climbing back to your feet a few times. Live on a budget. Make tough choices between equally essential things—such as choosing to keep the lights on or eat. Most of all, learn from the people you meet, especially those who are least like you.

I don’t mean to imply that you cannot or should not pursue elective office if you feel that you have something to contribute. I will just remind you that there are many opportunities to do good in the world. Our lives and the lives of our neighbors are impacted far more by a friend next door than an erstwhile ally in Washington.

Best of luck.

I recently interviewed a first-time elected politician for my careers site CareerHoot ( about this exact question. One of the key insights he mentioned was that when you’re ready to make the leap:

“What you really need to do is hit the streets and knock on as many doors as you possibly can. Walk, walk, walk and don’t stop. Be a postman for 15 months. Just do nothing but knock on doors. Every daylight hour should be spent knocking on doors. If you do that, you will win. Nothing else will matter.”

You can read the full interview here:

You have to have money, influence, and experience. You should start off as a lawyer, judge, attorney, or some other job majoring in political science. Getting in a good college (Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Berkeley, etc.) will help. Then, run for office. Go for House first. There’s a lot more members, so it will be easier to get in. Stay in the House for two terms, then go for Senator. After being a senator and getting an influential position on Congress, go for governor. I would then g on to become to President’s right hand-man, a close advisor who is almost as powerful as him.

You need to like interacting with people.  Usually you start being involved in your local community (school, City council, etc.), then as you get more and more name recognition you may move up to state politics and finally to US politics. If you are very rich or have already name recognition from other activities (e.g., sports or entertainment) then you can bypass the early steps.

This is our problem ,nobody wants change actually , nobody wants betterment of nation ,every one is running behind fame and money. Today is Swami vivekanada jyanti and i just want to answer this in language of swami vivekanana ‘Go on bravely. Do not expect success in day or year. Always hold on to the highest. Be steady avoid jealousy and selfishness. Be obedient and eternally faithful to the cause of truth,humanity and your country ,and you will move the world.

First volunteer for a small local campaign and start making local connections. Then, you will start making state connections. Once you make state friends you will gain access to National politics.

Most of this process depends on you being reliable, honest and willingness to work for free.

Local, local, local! Your county and/or city have politicians. Whether it’s Board of Supervisors, City Council, things like that, look up how to register to run (depending on your county/city/state). You may need to get a petition and get friends/family to sign it for you, to qualify for the ballot. You could volunteer for local government organizations to get some good “experience” under your belt, too.

Certainly the bigger the area, the harder it is to win. If you live in a small town, you might be running nearly unopposed come election time. Once you win, you won’t really have much power, but you’re a politician! From there, work on improving your community, and then, if you feel up for it, run for a more powerful position in your community, or even take it to a position state-wide.

But everybody starts somewhere.

Start by learning a few things about psychology, and marketing. Politics employs those knowledge fields as a base, without admitting it.

Apply that knowledge in a sales job for a few years. Become a fixture in groups dealing with social issues. Learn media methods.

Combine all of that with humanistic self-talk.

Enjoy your career.

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Lol. Your career ended before it started. No one who talks about “proles,” let alone “rul[ing] the world” will ever become a politician. And while you probably want to look up “pedagogy” in a dictionary, no one who uses that word even incorrectly, or suggests that he has a talent for manipulating people, has much of a future either. You should probably delete this question in the interests of even your future career outside of politics.

ia politcian does not mean a person who was following an ideaology of a political party and carrying a group of people on his backside who always node for his leader. here politican should be a charismatic enough in the sense he should carry the ideology of the people.he should be democractic enough that is dirctly interacting with people for knowing the problems of there .  a politican should be like walk the talk rather giving a promises into the just air . a politican should be an able adminstrator that means putting thing in a orderaly fashion.a politican should be peoples friendly  that is leaving the that of a common man.a politican should be motivator eather with is communication skills or action oreiented person or both.(views expresed are personal)

Make friends with people.
Once enough people like you, put your name on the ballot.

File the appropriate papers with the appropriate agencies to get yourself on a ballot and run for an elected office. This could be as straightforward and common as campaigning for a seat on the board for a local homeowners’ association.

You start by enrolling in college and majoring in Political Science, Law, and minor in a subject of interest that will enhance your knowledge.

It is one thing to get up on a soap box and rally for the people for some worthy cause, but if you know nothing about how government works, you will be ineffective and frustrated, or another, being fortified with how the system works.

Good luck to you.

Go to your local courthouse,they will have you get 5000 signatures on a petition then they will put your name on the ballots,or people could write you in,with enpugh votes and support you could win and become a politician

1 proven leadership and organization skills

2 adopt a political philosophy

3. develop fearless public speaking skills.

4. volunteer for a party

5 find wealthy backers

6 pay your “dues to the party and dont give up.