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Hi, Id like to know how you can apply for a government job

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Ronald’s Answer

1. Go to the USAJOBS.GOV website
2. Upload or create your resume on the site
3. Search for jobs by region/location, Agency, or field (e.g. Procurement)
4. Apply by answering questions related to your education and experience - be honest, but also don’t sell yourself short
5. Be patient for a response - government agencies may take some time to get back with you.

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Go to the USAJOBS.GOV website
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Kyle’s Answer

Hey Lexi. You can start by searching this website for government jobs. https://www.usajobs.gov/
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Janet’s Answer

I googled your question. Here is the answer:
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USAJOBS
Create a USAJOBS Profile. First, you need to create an account and complete your profile to apply to any job on USAJOBS. ...
Search for Jobs. Once you create your account, you can search for jobs. ...
Review Job Announcement. ...
Prepare your application in USAJOBS. ...
Submit application to agency.

USAJOBS - The Federal Government's official employment site

However, there are many levels of government. The above one is for jobs at the federal level. There are also jobs at the state and local level. So, for instance, if you live in Illinois, you can google how to apply for a state job in Illinois:

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State of Illinois Employment Opportunities - Work.Illinois.Govwww2.illinois.gov › sites › work › Pages
Applicants may apply for position titles using the open competitive CMS-100 application, unless specific exceptions are stated on the Job Opportunities page. The CMS-100 application is available on the Forms page on this website as well as at any CMS Assessment Center.
‎Application Procedures · ‎Forms · ‎CMS100 Help · ‎Examination Schedule
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Kim’s Answer

Lexie,
There are a lot of different government agencies. At the local level, you have cities, counties, school districts, utilities, etc. At the state level, sometimes you have to check each agency. Like, here in Texas, there is Texas Dept. of Public safety, Tx dept of corrections, etc. Then there is federal. While usajobs has all the jobs listed, sometimes there is a link on an agency site as well, with a lot of background information pertaining to the hiring process. This is true for agencies like secret service and FBI.

You want to check each website. Check either at the top or bottom for the careers/jobs/employment link. Read everything carefully. Follow all directions precisely. No speed-reading! I once lost out on an opportunity. It required that I submit a paper application, in person. The instructions said to make sure the job posting number was written on the application. So, I filled it out completely, not skipping anything. When I went to turn it in, the first thing that happened was she asked me where the job posting number was! Because there was no blank space labeled "job posting number," I had failed to put it on! That is a sure sign of failure to follow instructions.

A lot of gov't agencies have a minimum required typing speed, so, if your keyboarding needs work, you may want to work on that.

Best of luck!
Kim
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