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10 Steps to a Government Job - For Military Service Members

10 Steps to a Government Job - For Military Service Members

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Returning to civilian life is an exciting time, and a complex undertaking. You should know the resources you have: transition assistance staff, personnel office staff, relocation specialists, education counselors, and many others can help you on your way. Yet at the end of the day, only you and your family can make the critical decisions that must be made. So where should you start?

Candidates who have served our country in the Armed Forces have a huge advantage over those who have not. It is generally believed that while military veterans may not have as many degrees as other candidates searching for government, they offer much, much more. Nobody can question the dedication and loyalty of somebody who has actively served the country for years: most civilian government jobs are intimately connected to the military’s ethical program of honor, commitment, integrity, and protecting the United States.

GovCentral and have joined forces to provide our members – both active duty and veterans alike – with this exclusive, comprehensive guide to prepare you for a transition from your military background into a new and exciting career as a civilian government worker.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Path in Government Work
Step 2: Transition Timeline and Checklist
Step 3: GI Bill, Education, and Certifications
Step 4: Choose an Agency
Step 5: Search for a Job
Step 6: Applying for the Job
Step 7: Meeting a Recruiter
Step 8: Background Check
Step 9: Common Hurdles Faced by Veterans
Step 10: Things You Can Do Today

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