Profession member of parliament

Members of parliament represent their political party's interests in parliaments. They perform legislative duties, developing and proposing new laws, and communicate with government officials to assess current issues and government operations. They oversee the implementation of laws and policies and function as government representatives to the public to ensure transparency.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Social

Knowledge

  • Legislation procedure

    The procedures involved in the making of laws and legislation, such as which organisations and individuals are involved, the process of how bills become laws, the proposal and reviewing process, and other steps in the legislation procedure.

  • Rhetoric

    The art of discourse that aims at improving the ability of writers and speakers to inform, persuade or motivate their audience.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

  • Constitutional law

    The regulations dealing with the fundamental principles or established precedents which govern a state or organisation.

Skills

  • Analyse legislation

    Analyse the existing legislation from a national or local government in order to assess which improvements could be made and which items of legislation could be proposed.

  • Ensure information transparency

    Ensure that required or requested information is provided clearly and completely, in a manner which does not explicitly withhold information, to the public or requesting parties.

  • Present legislation proposition

    Present the proposition for new items of legislation or changes to existing legislation in a manner which clear, persuasive, and compliant with regulations.

  • Perform debates

    Construct and present arguments used in a constructive debate and discussion in order to convince the opposing party or a neutral third party of the debater's stance.

  • Prepare legislation proposition

    Prepare the necessary documentation in order to propose a new item of legislation or a change to existing legislation, according to regulations.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Make legislative decisions

    Decide independently or in collaboration with other legislators on the acceptance or rejection of new items of legislation, or changes in the existing legislation.

  • Perform political negotiation

    Perform debate and argumentative dialogue in a political context, using negotiation techniques specific to political contexts in order to obtain the desired goal, ensure compromise, and maintain cooperative relations.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor political conflicts apply conflict management advise on legislative acts establish collaborative relations public law government representation political parties political campaigning perform public relations conduct public presentations assess risk factors build international relations perform government ceremonies political science liaise with local authorities promote political campaign