Have you considered a career in the federal government? According to a recent report from the Partnership for Public Service, opportunities for employment are high as an estimated 60,000 federal workers are expected to retire in 2011. This leaves federal agencies with the task of attracting young, skilled, and educated individuals to replace these retirees. If they are to maintain the high level of performance required to run the government, job seekers must understand what federal agencies are really looking for.
UWGB Career Services is offering three Go Government webinars in October to any students interested in learning about careers with the federal government. From finding the right federal job/internship to applying and interviewing, these webinars will provide useful insight into this exciting and competitive field. Thousands of positions are available in agencies such as Veterans Affairs, Department of Agriculture, Homeland Security, and many more. These webinars are designed to help students match positions to their specific skill set and subsequently prepare them for the federal application process. By using the site USAJOBS.gov, you can also find a search feature that allows you to browse positions by agency, geographical location, or occupation. For each posting, a description of the job and the educational/training requirement are posted, as well as estimated salary and number of promotional opportunities. This is a great way to do research before the webinars to get an idea of what federal jobs may be right for you.
The Go Government webinars will be held October 4th, 12th, and 20th. You can attend any or all of them, and no registration is required. For information about location and session times, please visit the Career Services Events Calendar.
Another webinar for those interested in public service careers will also be offered in the month of October. How to Do Well While Doing Good: A College Student’s Guide to Socially Responsible Careers, presented by Donald Asher, will be held on October 13th.
Contact Career Services if you have any questions!