Careers in Government

Careers in Government

Washington, D.C. is synonymous with government in the United States, but you don’t have to head to the Capitol to pursue a career in government. The public sector has long provided stable work in a wide range of fields, in nearly every corner of the nation. Civil servants are responsible for everything from testing vaccines to prevent pandemics to protecting the country from terrorism to creating better cities through urban planning. And despite spending cuts at the federal, state, and local levels, a number of trends suggest hiring will be strong in the coming years. 

Turn to this WetFeet Insider Guide to explore:

  • Trends affecting careers in government, including baby boomer retirement, cyber security, and the budget crisis 
  • Differences between federal, state, and local government employment 
  • Key government jobs and strategies for networking your way into one 
  • A day in the life of a regional architectural historian, city planner, communications director, and more 
  • Factors driving continued government hiring 
  • Interviewing tips sure to help you ace your interview

PDF / 2012


Hard copy / 2012

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