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

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Use Social Networking Sites

In addition to the previously mentioned ways to build your network of friends, family, friends of friends, and government employees, you should consider using social networking sites (if you aren’t already) to put your interest—and your resumé—out there.
You might be surprised to hear that some agencies are, indeed, using social networking applications to attract and inform applicants. In 2009, the General Services Administration (GSA) allowed employees to begin using popular sites such as YouTube and Facebook to conduct official business, such as recruiting new employees. Often these social networking sites serve much larger informational purposes for the agencies, but are great resources for you. For instance, ...

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