Navigating the System
There’s a good chance that if you’re reading this book, you’ve already started snooping around at government jobs online. There’s also a good chance that you’ve come away thinking, “huh?” While many myths about government are untrue, the complexity of the hiring process is unfortunately very real.
This part explores the USAJOBS.gov
website—your one-stop shop for federal jobs. We’ll walk you through the ins and outs of the federal hiring process and teach you how to get through your government background check. We’ll also spill the secrets of successful networking, interviewing, and the rest of the application process.