Managing Your Government Career
Publication Date: February 18, 2009
Number of Pages: 272
Dimensions: 9.00 × 6.00 (inches)
Working for the government offers many advantages: great prospects for professional growth, job security, an attractive array of benefits, and the opportunity to help other citizens--but it also presents unique challenges. Based on the author’s decades of experience in civil service jobs as well as his interactions with thousands of government employees, this deep-dive exploration into the professional life of a government worker provides the advice you need to successfully launch your government career. Managing Your Government Career helps readers: decide whether working for the government is right for them; understand the differences between federal, state, and local levels; apply, interview for, and get the job they want; take advantage of the training offered; understand the government workplace culture; become familiar with local politics; make themselves valuable; develop the right mentors; and fluidly transition up the ladder. Packed with indispensable guidance, this unique and highly strategic resource is the go-to for anyone striving to work or grow in a government job.