Politics and policy always fascinated me, especially after I graduated from the University of Wisconsin. The B.A. degree didn’t get me far, so I earned a Masters in Public Policy. My goal: landing a job with a think tank or public advocacy group in Washington, D.C. I thought my resume alone would work. No dice. My wife said my cover letters were uninspired, so Harry Jaffe wrote a new one. Written with energy and focused on my skills as they applied to individual organizations, the new pitch letters opened many doors. Now I am headed off to DC to work for an environmental group.