FCW Forum

Blog archive

Is government a good place to start a career?

In his latest column, Steve Kelman encourages agencies to start work now to recruit next year's college graduates. "More agencies need to realize that although June seems far away, our best students are recruited months before graduation," Kelman writes. "Advance planning is necessary to allow time for security clearances at many agencies. And because students can be nervous about landing a job, early offers give an agency an advantage with students for whom a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush." But Kelman also raises a question we have heard young feds ask on more than one occasion: Is the federal government a good place for a graduate to begin his or her career? "In many agencies," Kelman says, "recruitment and selection of entry-level employees is a subsidiary task, a sort of other-duties-as-assigned chore typically delegated to junior people or even mainly to workforce specialists." Read the complete column here . What do you think?

Posted on Oct 05, 2007 at 12:12 PM


Featured

  • Acquisition
    Shutterstock ID 169474442 By Maxx-Studio

    The growing importance of GWACs

    One of the government's most popular methods for buying emerging technologies and critical IT services faces significant challenges in an ever-changing marketplace

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image 1658927440 By Deliris masks in office coronavirus covid19

    White House orders federal contractors vaccinated by Dec. 8

    New COVID-19 guidance directs federal contractors and subcontractors to make sure their employees are vaccinated — the latest in a series of new vaccine requirements the White House has been rolling out in recent weeks.

Stay Connected