Posted by Anne Lapour, Career Counselor

If you’re looking for a full-time job right now, you may have heard that applying to work for the federal government is a good option.  Absolutely…it’s really important to consider working in a diverse range of industries.  The more variety you can add to your job search, the better.  There’s just one problem…USAJOBS

The application.  It’s no secret–government applications can look a little different, and feel a little confusing.  This goes for Oregon jobs too.  But fear not–it just takes a little persistence and a lot of homework.  For instance, if you’re applying to a state job in Oregon, be sure and check out their webpage and click the link for “application tips”.

If you’re applying for a federal job, they have a similar resource for deciphering their application.  And if you have questions during the submission process, here are some helpful links.  And finally, check out these 15 tips for acing your federal government application.  Good luck!