Tune in today for my special "Where the Government Jobs Are" segment on Making a Living with Maggie at 4pm EST/1pm PST on Martha Stewart Living Radio SIRIUS 112/XM 157. My guest will be Stewart Liff, author of Managing Your Government Career.
According to Stewart who began his government career in 1974, you need to put together a solid package of information to land a government job – from detailed work history, to education transcripts, to salary information. It’s this information that the hiring manager will use to decide which government level you fit into and if you have the necessary experience.
Also most challenging for people not used to applying for government careers are the additional questions you need to answer as part of the application. Supplemental Qualification Statements (SQS) can contain over 100 detailed questions about your skills and experience.
It may take patience to apply for a government job but once you land one, you can make a difference. As evidenced by my guest later today Stewart Liff – winner of the President’s Rank Award for Meritorious Service. Join me today and learn more about how you can make a great living working for Uncle Sam!
Have you applied for a government job or been in a government career? What tips have worked for you in landing a job and building a fulfilling career within federal, state or local government? What are the pros and cons of this path? Share your advice!