Federal Civil Service Employment for Transitioning Service Members


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If your retirement plan doesn't include winning the lottery, chances are you're going to look for another job after you leave the military. If you're leaving the military to transition into civilian employment, federal employment can be a very natural and appealing next step in your career journey. Finding a civilian job in the federal government can seem overwhelming, with so many agencies, so many jobs and so many ways to apply. Have confidence. Your military experience can really work in your favor. But, before you plunge right into filling out applications it is important to understand all the benefits of federal employment and tips for navigating the hiring system.

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