The Everything Guide to Government Jobs: A Complete Handbook to Hundreds of Lucrative Opportunities across the Nation

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A government does not run by itself. People run it. It takes a lot of people doing all kinds of jobs to ensure that the wheels of government turn as smoothly as possible. The U.S. government has gotten bigger under every president from George Washington to George W. Bush. While bigger does not necessarily mean better, it does mean that the government will need more than a few good men and women to keep running.

People who hold government jobs come from every walk of life and fill a great range of positions, from working in cubicles to working in the great outdoors, from patrolling the corridors of Washington to patrolling hot spots around the globe. While the federal government is headquartered in Washington, D.C., you can live anywhere and still be a government employee. In fact, most federal government employees live somewhere other than our nation’s capital. Keep in mind that a government job does not necessarily mean a federal one. All state and local governments require a reliable workforce. There are plenty of jobs to be filled. You just have to know what the jobs entail, where to look, and how to apply. If you don’t have the necessary qualifications for a job you want, you also need to know how to get them.

This book provides all that information and more. Government workers hold jobs as diverse as those in the private sector, ranging from secretaries, scientists, and soldiers to police officers, postal employees, and park rangers. Here you will find overviews of hundreds of jobs and how to apply for them.

The advice provided here can help you land a job that will provide a decent living, job security, and a good benefits package for you and your family. To those who work to live rather than live to work, a government job may be the right career choice. Government jobs offer plenty of vacation days, paid holidays, and sick days so

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