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Governments Still Need Talent...What Are They Looking For?

Governments Still Need Talent...What Are They Looking For?

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Chris McConnell | GovCentral

February 22, 2011

Job seekers interested in a public service career in government have reason to be discouraged by what they see right now. Government employees are under a lot of scrutiny (fairly or not) and in many cases, state and local governments have had to institute furloughs or staff reductions to balance budgets. Of the states that have released budget proposals, 28 states are projected to have shortfalls.

Despite these limitations, governments are still looking for talent to join the ranks of public service and have job openings right now! Just take a look at the number of job openings in states like California, Nebraska, or Virginia.

If you work in government, what type of skills and talent are they looking for? Why should someone still consider working for the government right now?

If you are looking for a government job, why do you want to work a career in public service?

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