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Ten Steps to Getting a Government Job

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Ten Steps to Getting a Government Job

You’re interested in working for the US government, but you’re not exactly sure what to do first. Maybe you’re having difficulty figuring out what type of government job would best match the skills that you have. What are the major branches of the Government? How many jobs are available? What agencies will be hiring rapidly over the next few years? Find out the essential information about a career for the government here.

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    AttySharonL

    almost 4 years ago

    2 comments

    To get a government job: 1. You get automatic preference if you previously served in the military, have Veterans Preference, or military spouse preference.

    If you do not have any of the above you will NOT get a job in the federal government. Government jobs are designed to be post-military jobs. And if you are an Attorney seeking a job in the government without military experience- DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME! You will NOT get hired as an attorney for the government without previous JAG or military experience. The reason is that even if you are highly qualified you will NOT get the job over someone with previous military experience.

    Read the job descriptions. The job postings for Attorneys basically say you have to have experience in the government to qualify for the job, but how can you get experience in the government unless they hire you? Easy- you have to have previous experience in the military or as a JAG Officer. JAG Officers and Veterans have preference.

    It does NOT matter what Law School you attended, what your GPA was, class ranking, or credentials when applying for a government job as an attorney. All they are looking at is whether or not you served in the military and if so then you have what they are looking for.

    Another way to get a job in the federal government- Join the Rerserves.

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    LuisaCRowe

    almost 4 years ago

    6 comments

    I had been applying for Federal Job since last August. All my applications were acknowledged, was advised that my applications were forwarded to the Hiring Manager. Never been called for interview, at the end I'm receiving notice that I was not selected. Would appreciate any further advise that could help me be hired in Federal.

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    Patrick1

    about 4 years ago

    2 comments

    O.K. Show me a list,surely the government must have a way to recruit it's personnel, how does one get hired on? Can someone please enlighten me ?

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    anthonyj12x

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    what i don't understand is why do you have to jump thru such hoops to get a government job, yet government is the most inefficient organization

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    jim_penny

    over 4 years ago

    8 comments

    Government Jobs are getting more and more difficult to get these days.

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    SteveG

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    Free Federal Jobs Training for Maryland Residents www.dllr.state.md.us/poac or contact Sierra Morgan at 410-290-3630 or smorgan@dllr.state.md.us and asked to be enrolled in the next Federal Application process workshop.

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    ronhoward

    over 4 years ago

    12 comments

    I would never have known that a Federal resume is different than my school resume without the Student's Federal Career Guide.

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    Nitarad

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Having been assisting military individuals with job search, I agree. This a perfect formula for successful federal job search. Owner of federalresumewriter.com since 1992.

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    jiabanajob

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    I am ready and I believe that I will be successful. Thanks for your candid advice.

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    Graceanne777

    over 4 years ago

    2 comments

    This is a big help,advicing new job hunters to join our government careers-this way ,this is another way we can contribute to our country as a good worker,I THANK YOU!!!

    GRACE ANNE AQUINO

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    Lips_45

    over 4 years ago

    4 comments

    Great help i am ready to apply.,

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    weker

    over 4 years ago

    6 comments

    Great article, great insight.

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    lrreconpatrol83

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    i need to apply

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    jhon

    almost 5 years ago

    2 comments

    l want to learn something new

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    Dorothyjean

    almost 5 years ago

    14 comments

    That was a mistake on my part I hit the button not knowing that it was a thrump down I haven't read the book yet and I want to buy it or read it because I am interested in getting a government job. So just excuse me because I am giving the Ten steps to getting a government job a thrumps up.Dorothyjean

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