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

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Are You Eligible for a Special Hiring Consideration?

Certain applicants for government jobs are given special consideration for employment because of personal or professional circumstances. This includes veterans of our armed forces, persons with disabilities, and other groups. The reasons for granting this status vary, but for the most part it is intended to honor those who serve and protect us, as well as to ensure that the government is making a concerted effort to have a capable and diverse workforce.

Veterans

If you have served in the U.S. military, you are entitled by law to “veterans’ preference,” which means that you will, in almost all scenarios, be hired over similarly qualified non-veterans. This is a way our government honors ...

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