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

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Introduction
You know those romantic comedies where two people are clearly destined to be together, but keep missing one another? They stand in the same line for coffee, but don’t meet. They sit in the same row on a plane, but are separated by one person who monopolizes the conversation. In these movies, there’s a series of missed connections—right until the very end, when they finally (finally!) get together.
Well, that’s you and your government job.
The federal government hires roughly 200,000 people each year—people from all backgrounds, majors, professional experiences, and regions of the country.
You, for whatever reason, are considering a career in government. Maybe you’re looking for a change in careers. Maybe you lost your job in ...

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