By Alex Harrington, Executive Director

When considering a federal career for the first time – whether you are a recent college graduate (including skilled trade), a seasoned professional, or a career changer – the very thought of attempting to navigate all the career opportunities and application requirements can overwhelm and dampen the most hopeful and energetic job seeker. Not only do you have to research and find federal careers that interest you, but then you have to learn how to apply for each one because most federal agencies have a slightly different application process. 


By Alex Harrington, Executive Director

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).


Lora Allen, a longtime public servant and former federal HR recruiter

TYSONS, VA — Lora Allen, a longtime public servant and former federal HR recruiter who loves helping others to find meaningful careers in government service, presented “Pathways into Federal Service” to a full house of job seekers, Tuesday evening, at a local community program.

Lora talked about various pathways to government service and how to effectively target and apply for federal careers.

“Great job, Lora! You are a true inspiration in your endeavors to help out individuals who are looking to get into the Federal career space.”

About Federal Career Connection

The event was hosted by Career Network Ministry’s Federal Career Connection program, which was created by volunteers to provide facilitator-led workshops to equip job seekers with the right mix of information and resources to enhance their federal job search.

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