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Old 04-11-2009, 06:47 PM   #21
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Gov't red tape... Job is typically advertised for a while. They need to wait until the open period is done. Collect all resumes. Then evaluate and rank them, then apply veterans preference/other special categories.

Then HRO sends the list of the top 1-5 or so candidates to the person trying to hire. Then they arrange interviews, decide who they want to hire. Or decide they all are not a good fit, and readvertise again.

Then there is a ton of paperwork and a job offer gets sent. Then the paperwork REALLY starts!

Well, yeah, basically. Also, an agency or department will have a limited number of openings, determined by its budget. A particular manager may want very much to hire you, but lack a "hiring point" to do so.

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:27 AM   #22
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There is nothing wrong with working for the government. My dad worked for the government for 35 years. It does not offer the money that can be made in the private sector, but it offers more job security in most cases. It is a trade off.

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Old 04-28-2009, 09:30 AM   #23
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My dad worked for the government for 35 years. It does not offer the money that can be made in the private sector...
That's definitely true for IT. It's not nearly as true as it used to be in a lot of other areas.

"Hey, for every ten dollars, that's another hour that I have to be in the work place. That's an hour of my life. And my life is a very finite thing. I have only 'x' number of hours left before I'm dead. So how do I want to use these hours of my life? Do I want to use them just spending it on more crap and more stuff, or do I want to start getting a handle on it and using my life more intelligently?" -- Joe Dominguez (1938 - 1997)
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