Both military and civilian professionals have found that working for the federal government was the right choice to advance their careers. If you are considering this option for yourself, here are some tips to increase your chances of getting a federal government job.

  1. One of the best websites for finding federal government jobs is There are an average of 14,000 jobs listed on any given day. Furthermore, since there is no limit on how many applications you can submit on this website, you can increase your chances of finding the right job.
  2. Managers are interested in whether or not you can follow directions and be thorough, so it is important that you follow the directions on the application by providing all of the requested information in the correct format .
  3. Read the entire job announcement. Determine if you're eligible and meet the qualifications for the position. Spend your time applying for only those jobs for which you meet the specific eligibility requirements and qualifications.
  4. Be patient. The process for completing and submitting your application for a government job is very detailed and can be time-consuming. But be assured that if you are a quality candidate with the qualifications for the position, you have a very good chance of getting hired.

Over the next week we'll be sharing more tips on applying to a federal government job, including how to submit your application and what you can expect during the hiring process. Learn more about working for the federal government in our webinar, "Secrets to Getting a Federal Government Job," presented by Trident's Center for Career Planning and Workforce Strategies.