2010 Public Service Career and Internship Fair
Each year the Partnership organizes a federal job fair in Washington, D.C. to facilitate conversations between great, entry-level talent and agency representatives and encourage these individuals to bring their skills and experience to the government. This year's Public Service Career and Internship Fair took place on July 14 and connected representatives from 85 federal agencies with more than 8,000 students and job seekers from across the country.
Said one student, "I was able to accomplish what I set out to do and put my résumé into the hands of agencies that I have been trying to contact on USAJOBS.gov for quite some time." Agencies were equally excited about their interactions with participants, and found a number of promising candidates for their internship programs and available jobs.
Agencies recruited for a wide variety of positions at the Career Fair, ranging from engineers to accountants to program analysts and everything in between. This diversity is indicative of the broad spectrum of positions available to students and jobseekers in government. Nearly every federal agency is looking to hire candidates in a number of fields. This is why it is so important that students begin researching federal agencies and their missions to determine which offices will be a good fit for them before applying.
On September 1 the Partnership will release the new Best Places to Work in the Federal Government rankings of more than 283 federal agencies, offices and subcomponents. This report and Web site not only ranks agencies based on employee satisfaction, but also on effective leadership, pay and benefits, work/life balance and more. Users can create customized profiles based on the criteria in which they are most interested in potential employers, and compare up to three agencies at once.
Consider doing your homework on federal agencies by visiting bestplacestowork.org, wherethejobsare.org and makingthedifference.org today!
Agencies: Learn more about your agency's Best Places to Work in the Federal Government ranking here.