If you want a job that lets you make a difference in the world you’ll likely consider a career in public service.
A government job–at the local, state or federal level–can offer you the opportunity to address issues that matter, such as education, the environment, and homelessness. You can find positions suited to every interest and skill, from art history to zoology. And the work itself can be gratifying.
But getting your first government job can be challenging. The application process usually requires patience and persistence. And managing a career in public service requires thoughtful planning.