Looking For a Government Employment?

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Looking For a Government Employment?

Your journey needs to start at USAJobs

USAJobs, is a website that is designed to connect job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the federal government’s official employment site, USAJOBS helps the right people find the right jobs.

As a part of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), USAJOBS helps recruit and retain a world-class government workforce for the American people.

Federal agencies use USAJOBS to host job openings and match qualified applicants to those jobs. USAJOBS serves as the central place to find opportunities in hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.

The federal government relies on more than two million Americans and foreign nationals to work in the civil service. Citizens like you help the government fulfill its essential duties in service to the American people. You can find a way to serve at USAJOBS.

The average number of jobs posted per day is 1,130, with the average number of jobs open per day being 23,023. If you are looking for a good-paying job with the Federal Government, then this is the job for you. If you are a veteran, not only do you get a 5-point boost over other non-veteran applicants, but you also apply your military service time for things like leave and retirement.

I myself did 10 years and 5 months of service and I currently work for the U.S. Navy as a civilian. Prior to working for the Navy, I actually worked as a civilian for the Marine Corps. I have bought back my time and applied my military time so I can accrue leave faster as well as I can retire at a younger age. And many of the employers are looking for those with a military background.

When looking for jobs on USAJobs, do not let the requirements scare you away. Though they may require an associate’s degree or a bachelor’s degree, much of what you did in the military will count as a direct replacement for one of those degrees. I myself do not have a college degree and I was hired right out of the Marine Corps into a GS-12 position. Most of the jobs put a degree requirement so that they can get a higher quality applicant, someone who puts some time into themselves and has real-world experiences. And well, that is exactly what you get out of the military.

The best advice I can give you is to polish up your resume, and never lie as they will find out. Then apply for jobs in the market that you are looking for. When you interview, look your best, and don’t get discouraged. I personally got a contract job right out of the Corps, and immediately moved to the Government. I then left Quantico and moved to a nearby Naval base, as a contractor, I then moved back to the government. Many of these types of jobs are those you know as well. So if you don’t land a government job, ask around as to what big contacts the base holds and apply for positions with those contracting companies.

Sites like Indeed.com, simplyhired.comcareerbuilder.comjooble.org, and ziprecruiter.com all have many listings for contract positions inside the Government.

Good Luck 

P.S. Don’t convince yourself that you aren’t skilled. Many of the support-type jobs, don’t require formal education. There are plenty of IT, Administrative Assistants, lifeguards, Postal clerks, and Correctional Officers to name a few.

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Average Joe

Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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Welcome to the Average Joe Weekly blog. This is basically my place on the web where I can help spread some of the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years. I served 10+ years in the Marine Corps on Active Duty, but that was some 25 years ago.

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