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

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Not Just for Recent Grads

Not fresh off a college campus? No problem. Age is not a factor in the filling of government positions, whether entry or higher level. In fact, experience trumps a recent graduation date or significant university prestige. So take heart if you have the experience but lack the twenty-something status. Those who have been laid off or are changing careers are valuable to the federal workforce. In this case, highlighting relevant experience is the key to landing the job. In fact, you will be one step ahead of your younger counterparts just by having experience.
The bigger question is: if you are coming from the private sector and have several years of experience, are you willing to take the pay and lower-level status associated ...

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