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

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Government Contracting

In addition to being our nation’s largest employer, our government is the largest customer in the world, meaning that it purchases many, many items and uses outside contractors to help deliver services. In fact, federal agencies spend more than $500 billion on products and services each year. Companies across the country and around the world compete with each other to get the often-profitable business of our government.
Working for a government contractor is a great way to work with the government while still reaping the benefits of being in the private sector (or, in some cases, the nonprofit sector). This can include a shorter period of time from application to start date, a less complicated hiring process, and, depending ...

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