Top Ten Reasons to Work for the Federal Government*
- The Nation's Largest Employer Is Hiring
Increasing demand for services and retiring baby boomers mean tens of thousands of job opportunities.
- Federal Service is Public Service
Looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of Americans and your community? Federal employees can make a positive difference in the lives of Americans and play a vital role in addressing challenging and pressing national issues.
- Federal Jobs Pay Better Than You Think
Low federal pay is a myth. Federal salaries are often competitive with the private sector, plus there are great benefits, job stability and opportunities for advancement.
- The Federal Government Can Help Pay For School
Federal agencies may help you pay back up to $10,000 per year in student loans, and some agencies will pick up the tab if you decide to pursue a graduate degree.
- You Can Develop A Unique Skill Set
The federal government offers cutting-edge training and professional development, from information technology to foreign language immersion.
- There Are Federal Jobs Around The Country... and
Around The World
Nearly 85 percent of federal jobs are outside the D.C. area. Looking to go global? More than 44,000 federal employees work abroad.
- The Federal Government Values Diversity
Federal agencies serve as a model to the private sector in achieving workforce diversity, and actively encourage minorities and individuals with disabilities to consider government service through internships and fellowships.
- There Are Jobs For Every Interest And Major
Not a political science major? Not a problem. There are federal jobs suited to every interest and skill, from art history to zoology.
- Federal Jobs Promote Great Work/Life Balance
Agencies offer flexible work schedules, world class benefits, job sharing, onsite child care and other incentives to facilitate a high quality of life.
- You Can Make The Difference
The federal government is our most powerful agent in addressing national issues. There is no bigger stage for making an impact.
Find career information for all of these fields from www.makingthedifference.org
USA Jobs is a great resource that includes job searching by Agency, US Location, and Occupation. It also offers information about the federal hiring process and resume and interviewing tips.
Student Jobs is the government's main web site for opportunities for current students.
*Information from Where the Jobs Are Mission-Critical Opportunities for America, 3rd Edition 2009