Agencies that make for a good place to start a career
The cover story in Friday's BusinessWeek is about the best places for people to launch a career
. Disney is number one
, but look who makes the list...
At number six -- yes, in the top 10 -- is the State Department
. That is well above Google (number 13)
and even better than GE (number 8).
If you're a college grad, how do you get to an exotic U.S. embassy? Practice, practice, practice.
Or at least that's how the U.S. State Dept. turns you into a diplomat. Two unique aspects of the State Dept.'s training program are foreign travel and simulations designed to give Foreign Service officer candidates a feel for the day-to-day work in U.S. embassies and consulates abroad. The training also includes as much as a year of classroom lectures, study, and language training before new officers board a plane to their first foreign posting. Even before training begins, though, would-be diplomats must pass the highly competitive Foreign Service Exam.
Other government organizations on the list: the CIA (number 32)
, the Peace Corps (number 38)
, the IRS (number 39)
, NASA (number 41)
, the Comptroller of the Currency, of all things (number 48)
, and the Patent and Trademark Office (number 51)
This list does not focus on IT jobs, of course.
As you know, FCW has its new Rising Star awards program
, which recognizes the good work done by younger people in the past year, and I personally think this is a very important issue for government, so it is interesting to see those who are looking to work in government for at least a period of their careers.
Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Sep 12, 2006 at 12:15 PM