You might have heard this before, but it can’t be said enough: Start your government job search as early as possible. You should know from reading earlier chapters in this book that it generally takes longer to transition into government than to, say, a private-sector job.
The Fine Print
Be prepared for a wait after you apply for government jobs. Although some people get hired into government in ā relatively short amount of time, for other applicants it could take more than a year.
If actually applying for a federal job is still off in the distant future for you, make sure you plan accordingly. You don’t want to have an unnecessary ...