By Alex Harrington

For those job seekers who are considering public service, the Federal government is the nation’s largest employer; a huge enterprise that employs ~2,097,881 employees (Source: FedScope, December 2018).

The Federal government also continues to offer an unparalleled variety of career opportunities – both white-collar and trade – for those who have a desire to enter public service. And not only does the Federal government have many career fields to choose from throughout the United States, but there are also opportunities located in the U.S. Territories and foreign countries, totaling just over 44,000 duty posts (Source: FedScope, December 2018).

As a seasoned professional in the private sector or a recent graduate, you most likely have a basic understanding of how to look for a job in the private sector. However, if you decide to pursue a career in federal service, you may find that the process is quite challenging. In fact, looking and applying for a federal job can strain the most seasoned job seeker.

This is where we can help.

Federal Career Connection, an all-volunteer program, consists of a cadre of federal subject matter experts and hiring managers who provide insights and techniques on how to search and apply for fulfilling careers in the Federal Government.

Our team of experts can help you learn how to successfully navigate the federal job search process, and hopefully, make your application experience less frustrating…and hopefully go more smoothly.

And what’s more, as our team of experts helps you learn how to navigate the federal job search and apply the following tips and techniques to your application, you will no doubt enhance your individual marketability.

To learn more about our program and team, go to https://federalcareerconnection.com/.

Learn more about Federal service at

* Working for the federal government: Part 1
* Working for the federal government: Part 2

Event Announcement:

Federal Career Connection is kicking off the new year with an “Open Q&A” session on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. For more information here.

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Author: Alex Harrington is currently a federal civil servant and a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). He served in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a Persian Gulf War veteran.

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