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April 15, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 169

Are you looking for a job that has meaning?Do you want to make a contribution?Do you love your country?If the answer is yes to these questions, it is time to look for work at the nations' number one employer and leading non-profit, the Federal Government of the United States.

The government payroll consists of over 1.8 million employees, who work in almost every conceivable career field, in a wide variety of occupations, from Accounting to Zoology, and opportunities abound.(For example, the US Census will be looking for people, for long term, temporary employment, to make sure that all the people are counted.)Most are steady jobs, with excellent benefits, including health insurance, child care and a pension after 25 years.The salaries are based upon the "General Schedule" pay scale, ranging from $20,000 up to $55,000.There are exceptions based upon location and if the position is one that is hard to fill.

When beginning to look for government employment, research is a key piece of the puzzle.There are a variety of ways to locate the information you need such as; finding the current available positions (USAJobs,,, are a few of the web resources available, the Federal Job Digest, or call 1-478-757-3000 to find available openings by phone), carefully reviewing what skills the position requires, and the proper way to apply.The government wants the information it wants in a certain way.If you want your application to get into the right hands, pay attention to the details.Some of the web sites listed earlier have a resume builder to help you give the government the data they are looking for, the way they want to see it.

Since a resume is necessary for applying for any opportunity, tailor it with additional information, like country of citizenship, Veteran's preference, and specific job details including hours worked weekly, salary, and the names, full addresses, and phone numbers of employers and supervisors.The government will check this information, so be as honest and especially accurate as possible.Remember, the key to being called for an interview, is to include the specific information requested in the job vacancy announcement.

"A government of the people, by the people" only works for the people, when the people get involved.You can make a difference; you can effect change, in a positive way, by working for the government to fulfill its mission of service.

Are you looking for a new career opportunity and want to learn how to present your skills more effectively? If so, I recommend my book "Pieces Of The Puzzle - A Job Hunters Guide for the 21st Century." which is currently available at

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