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

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Breaking New Ground

Even as an experienced worker from another field, you will want to demonstrate your dedication to the new career. This can include performing volunteer work, seeking out educational opportunities, and more.
For example, if your experience is in an office setting but you want to become an animal technician, consider volunteering at a local pet rescue shelter to gain credibility. If you’re not sure how to start a new volunteering endeavor, consider working with a civic organization, place of worship, or local nonprofit organization; you might expand existing services or partner with someone you already know and shadow that volunteer to support his or her work.
You can also seek out educational opportunities to build new sets ...

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