Should I Become A Lobbyist (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality


Lobbyists The main task of a Lobbyist is to influence the decisions of government officials and lawmakers. They lobby for specific changes to government policies and laws.

Bachelor's degree

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in influencing the opinions of politicians and the public?
Do you want to educate the public about your lobbying efforts through news releases?
Would you enjoy conducting research and learning more about policies?
Do you have the communication skills needed to influence others?
Do you have the people skills required to gain contacts and build rapport?
Are you passionate about changing policies or legislation?
Do you enjoy meeting new people from different walks of life?
Are you interested in supporting a specific cause or industry?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Leader

People with this personality likes to start and work on projects. They also like leading people and making many decisions. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Lobbyists need strong communication skills. Your job duties involve influencing other peoples’ opinions, which requires you to communicate the benefits and drawbacks of various policies. Lobbyists also need excellent people skills. You need to be able to read peoples’ attitudes and build rapport with people from different backgrounds.

Working as a Lobbyist also requires a passion to bring change. If you are not passionate about the policies that your client or employer wants to change, you may fail to influence others.

Take this quiz to see if being a Lobbyist is the right career for you.

Pros and Cons


You get to help make a difference in the world

Lobbyists influence changes to policies and legislation. Whether or not you support the changes, your work may make a difference for specific industries or populations.

You have the chance to give a voice to the minority

Lobbyists who work for nonprofit organizations or associations that support social changes help give a voice to those with limited power. You have the chance to support change for people who politicians may overlook or ignore.

You can build relationships with powerful individuals

Working as a Lobbyist often requires you to develop relationships with prominent individuals in government. The contacts that you develop may help you out in other areas, such as transitioning to a different career later in life.

You get to practice your skills of influence and persuasion

Lobbyists are often outgoing individuals and possess the ability to influence others. Most of your work revolves around conversations and getting people to agree with you.


Many people will misunderstand your job duties

Many people have a negative opinion of Lobbyists. You may need to deal with people frequently misunderstanding or undervaluing the work that you do.

Your efforts may not produce the results that you want

Your lobbying may not always result in changes to policies, which can be discouraging.

Don’t know which career to pursue?

Take the career quiz to find careers that match your personality type.

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