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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

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The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

There is a lot of discussion about how government-sector jobs are more stable than others in our faltering economy and about how government hiring trends are predicted to be more resistant to the economic downturn than other sectors. Unfortunately, this doesn’t do you a whole lot of good, if you’ve got no idea of where to start in order to get hired.

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    joyceann57

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    One of the best things to do is go to your local job service center when you get out of the military or before. Make use of their professional resume critique service. Have your resume checked by a professional to make sure it is not too cumbersome. It should be straight to the point and geared toward the job you are applying for. Do not put all of your military awards etc. on your resume but stick to the skills you learned/used in the military. A one to one and a half page resume is fine. Many people are looking for jobs and an HR person only spends so much time looking through them. That is why a resume should be straight to the point and use some of the language used in the job announcement. Employers also like to know you have real world experience. Whatever you do, talk to a PROFESSIONAL to prepare for the job you will face looking for a job. I work for a vocational training school and I have quite a few tips to share. You can contact me or one of my collegues at icsworks.com.

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    nasir007

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    well there how is everyone here? I haVE BEEN IN THE mILITARY 20+ YRS, i HAVE BEEN in charge of platoons, manage people, Schedules time process applications, mant task area, I am now looking for fulltime Gov't work , but the process seems to be very diffcult. So, can I get some assistance here.. ( e-mail me > najae1913@lycos.com < Thanks>!!

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    MrDeeppockets

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Can Someone help me? A seasoned electronics troubleshooter and gentleman, with over 15 years experience in managing and leading others. Well-known and respected for his attention to detail and follow through on complex assignments. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to train and communicate with all levels in the organization. Works closely with engineers to test all new products and updates work instructions accordingly. Has always worked with minimal supervision, and is capable and prepared to transition into a supervisory role. Willing to relocate for the right opportunity.

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    richgravitt

    almost 6 years ago

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    I graduated in 08 from a tech school for electromechanical, worked in the military for 15 years. Still unemployed...

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    SANTAGELO

    almost 6 years ago

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    I an environmental scientist,with strong background in Chemistry,and I've been out of the military for almost a year now.Been to several job interviews,and all I get out of it is,''sorry, though you're very qualified for the job,but we don't have authority to fill the vacancies yet.And I'm really so puzzled because,I see a lot of job adverts and even alerts sent to me for me to apply,but it all end up in some human resources database and that's the end.
    I used to believe that somebody like me with all my experience both in the teaching and science field should at least be able to get a job within a short time frame.But the economy has made it quite tasking and challenging so far.My major concern now is I'll be turning 40years in the next couple of days and I know that from then on,latent discrimination will start setting in for employment.Pls,is there somebody out there that can explore my wealth of academic experience?

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    Gashenka

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    Many of the comments I have just read are really lacking in correct spelling and grammar. Maybe most of you are not finding jobs because potential employers are aware of your deficiencies before you are able to show them your attributes. I would suggest taking an English course in any venue you are able to find. If you can't afford it, check in with your local school district and see if anyone will tutor you in exchange for services such as babysitting, minor home repairs, etc.

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    babylam2000

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I Just recently got out of the military also. I was an IT while I was in for 8 years. It is hard to get a job once you get out. The only reason why I was about to get a nice government job afterwards is not because of what I knew but who I knew. Experience and a degree can only get you so far BUT if you know someone that is already at the company your trying to get into thats how your going to get in.

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    williamlong1

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I think that it is great that they want everyone to have a degree, but a degree does not mean that you are better at the job than someone who has been doing the job while you got your degree. I think they are going to far with this and they need to look at what a person has for knowledge and not some piece of paper.

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    bnpierre

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I am trying to get in the Information Technology field from semiconductors, I just recieved my Bachelors in IT but have not worked that field yet, I would like to to start working in that field asap with the Federal Government, why is it so hard?

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    ECarr

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I was in the military for 5+ yrs. I worked in the Human Resources Dept. and I also had my AA in Business Administration while I was in. I'm currently working towards my BS in International Business. I've been unlucky and ever since I've got out of the military I was unable to find a job. I applied online, gone to job fairs, seek professional assistance @ the Dept. of Labor and still unsucessful.

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    duardonme

    almost 6 years ago

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    I recently graduated with a degree in geology and posses extensive business and non-profit management experience. Because I am a woman and because I am 48, I am finding it hard to find employment in the energy field. Any hints for entry level positions (BS not MS) would be greatly appreciated!

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    lasithe2000

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a recent undergraduate in Sociology and would love to become a social worker in Los Angeles, CA area and need any help, guidance you could give me please

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    imanmiraki

    almost 6 years ago

    2 comments

    electronic engineer , my english is not very good , but at ferst 2 m idont care about money , iam persion from iran , its good opportunity for each company ...

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    Joyce513

    almost 6 years ago

    6 comments

    I am looking for a job as a rehired annuitant in Orange County, NY. I have experience as a admin office, claims examiner, sr claims examiner, Rating Specialist

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    slcummings

    almost 6 years ago

    4 comments

    I am seeking employment as an Administrative Assistant, however, I am very much looking for an opportunity to work in a governement organization, how do i apply for this? what are processes to apply for the state level government jobs? I am living in Dallas(North) Texas and would be very happy to apply for TX state gov. jobs. Anyone help me with informations and guide me to process my resume. Thank you and please advise asap !!

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