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The 5 P's to Job Search Success

The 5 P's to Job Search Success

Persistence is just one way to being successful in your government job search.

Chris McConnell | GovCentral

Submitting a job application is an emotional investment. You spend hours reviewing your resume and KSA essay to make sure everything is worded correctly and accurately describes just how awesome you are. After you send it, you just know that the hiring manager is going to think your application is a masterpiece of accomplishment. Surely this application must be included into the literary canon with the likes of Hemingway and Salinger.

And then you wait…and wait…and wait.

You may want a career in government, but are frustrated with the process and the lack of feedback. You are losing motivation and want to give up.

Does this sound familiar?

Working for the government at any level, whether it is federal, state, or local will lead to an enriching and fulfilling career. People don’t work in government for the money. They do it to help their community and fellow citizen. But as you may be experiencing, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door.

At GovCentral, our goal is to help you be successful and prepared every step of the way. There are a few things we believe will help you stay motivated in your job search and improve you chances of finding a career in government.

No magic pills. No limited time offer. No short cuts. This is common sense advice that we have learned along the way.

We call it the 5 P’s to job search success. Why? It sounds catchy. However, these concepts are universal. We can’t guarantee that this will get you hired (that’s up to you), but we can tell you that following the 5 P’s will make you a better job candidate.

The 5 P’s for job search success are:

  • 1. Finding your Passion
  • 2. Being Proactive
  • 3. Remaining Positive
  • 4. Staying Persistent
  • 5. Keeping Patient

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