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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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The Upside of Government Jobs

Good government starts with good people, which is why it’s so important for great people like you to choose public service. The best thing about working in government is the chance to truly make a difference in people’s lives, while doing interesting and challenging work.
You’ll also find perks in government that you might not find in other sectors, including world-class health care, generous vacation days, and flexible work hours. Here are the top 10 pros of working in government:
1. You need a job—and the government is hiring. By 2015, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) projects that more than 550,000 federal employees—one third of the entire full-time permanent workforce—will leave the government.
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