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Students and Recent Grads: Tackling Your Government Job Search

Students and Recent Grads: Tackling Your Government Job Search

The government is a great place to work right out of college – great benefits (especially nice when you aren’t on your parents’ tab anymore), awesome hours, and lots of holidays. And here’s what your parents are going to love hearing: job security.

But launching a career in government work can be a difficult thing, for many reasons. Many applicants are never contacted for a follow-up. It’s difficult to contact federal agencies, often due to security concerns. There are so many career choices that it can be difficult to choose.

Don’t worry – Uncle Sam needs and wants young, energetic talent. You just have to be sure you go about looking for a job in government the right way.

Federal Job Search Tips for Recent Grads

Here are a few tips for your entry-level federal job search.

Ten Steps to Getting a Government Job

First understand the federal hiring process in this step-by-step guide.

The Best Entry Level Government Jobs

We’ve taken a look at the salaries, hiring trends, and projected growth rates of over 50 government-related careers, and have assembled a guide to some of the best government careers at the entry level.

5 Steps to Getting a Government Internship

An internship is the best way for bright students to get their foot in the door. See how to land an awesome internship.

The Ultimate Government Internship Index

Need clairification on what exactly government internships involve? View all internship resources.

MBAs: Uncle Sam Wants You

Are you a current or recent MBA student? There are lots of options for you. Read about jobs for MBAs in government.

What Determines Where You Stand On The GS Scale?

How much money will your recent degree earn you? See how higher education means higher salary.

Agency Information Gateway

Doing your research? Here’s a one-stop shop for information on government agencies with student employment opportunities. See the list of places for you.

Govcentral School Finder

Save time in your search for a degree program. Use Govcentral's School Finder to locate schools online and in your area.

* In the event that we cannot find a program from one of our partner schools that matches your specific area of interest, we may show schools with similar or unrelated programs.