There are unique requirements that make the completion of a government resume particularly difficult, which is precisely why GovernmentResume.org was founded.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) March 12, 2012
The United States Federal Government employs more than two million workers, which is to say nothing of the countless state and municipal employees found around the country. Clearly, there are many positions for government employment, and those positions are in high demand. GovernmentResume.org, a website devoted to providing resources to those seeking a government job, has unveiled the findings of a new reader survey, and the results are surprising. The poll asked users how many years they have worked for the government, but as it turns out, many do not work for the government at all.
“This is a fascinating poll result, because it suggests that there is something very desirable about government employment, which can provide career stability as well as great benefits,” notes Jason Kay, the developer and president of GovernmentResume.org. “The users of our site are those seeking work from the government, but 25 percent of them have never worked for the government at all. They are seeking out government work despite no previous experience in the industry.”
But the overall picture painted by the poll results is anything but straightforward. While non-government employees make up the biggest section of data, the second largest population is government employees with more than two decades of experience. This population segment makes up 22 percent of the poll results. According to Kay, however, the takeaway message remains the same. “Those who have spent years working for the government are zealous to continue their work as government employees,” he notes. “The appeal of government employment is strong across the board.”
But regardless of how much government experience a job applicant has, Kay says, finding work within the industry can prove challenging. “There are unique requirements that make the completion of a government resume particularly difficult, which is precisely why GovernmentResume.org was founded,” observes Kay. The site provides resume-writing tips for applicants seeking government work, and also offers informative articles about how to seek out federal positions.
As for the poll data, Kay takes it as a sign of the diversity of government applicants—and of GovernmentResume.org users. “Regardless of age or experience level, people are interested in the perks offered by government employment,” he confirms. “And likewise, regardless of age or experience, it can prove tricky trying to obtain a job in this field. The hope is that GovernmentResume.org will provide users with the helpful tips and career services that they need.”