Working for the government offers many advantages: great prospects for professional growth, job security, an attractive array of benefits, and the opportunity to help other citizens--but it also presents unique challenges. "Managing Your Government Career "gives current and future government employees powerful advice for starting out and maneuvering through their entire career. Based on the author's more than 32 years experience in civil service jobs, as well as his interactions with thousands of government employees, the book helps readers:
decide whether working for the government is right for them - understand the differences between federal, state, and local levels - apply, interview for, and get the job they want - take advantage of the training offered - understand the culture - become familiar with local politics - make themselves valuable - develop the right mentors - fluidly transition up the ladder
Packed with indispensable guidance, this is a unique and highly strategic resource for anyone working in government.