Where can you get the most bang for your buck in your USA job search?
USAjobs is the federal government’s official site for finding a job working for the United States. This site is jam packed with all types of federal jobs from varying agencies.
The federal government is a pretty sweet gig! But not always easy to come by.
For one...you need to be a U.S. citizen with a clean record. Click here if you're not yet a U.S. citizen.
The website for USAjobs has a .gov extension. Sites with a .gov extension means it is an official government entity. So beware. There are several knock offs with varying extensions.
The official site is the best for conducting your overall USA job search. Working for the federal government job has great benefits...
If you know which federal agency you’d like to work for you might be better off going directly to their site. There you will find more jobs and details about the agency. You'll be better prepared to get the job.
For instance, if you want to work for the IRS (Internal Revenue Service), check out their specific USA job search site.
You can find seasonal work as well as permanent positions. The IRS is great place to work! As the saying goes, “The only thing certain is death and taxes.”
A lot of people start seasonally—working only from January to May...or maybe June. They do that for a few years and then are able to move into full-time, permanent work.
Or some prefer staying seasonal. Wouldn't it be nice to have half the year off?
Interested in flying? Learning about air travel? Work for the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). And run your USA job search at this site.
The FAA is a phenomenal place to work. With many outstanding benefits.
If you’re under 30, you could be an Air Traffic Controller—and later retire with full benefits, for life, at 50 years old. In fact, early retirement is mandated!
Check out this FAA video about becoming an air traffic control.
The money is excellent and the benefits are out of this world!
The FAA is serious about finding good talent. Become part of the NextGen of aviation safety and travel. It’s not just for kids.
Some people think, “Working for the federal government is a breeze!”
Not so fast.
While the benefits might be good and the salary decent (depending on what you’re doing) it’s not all it’s cracked up to be. It’s still work! And it isn't so easy getting a job with the Government.
So, if I were you, I wouldn't get my heart set on working for the federal government so much as I would focus on the what...
What skills can you bring to the federal government – or any place for that matter? Yes, the US needs your...
So, polish what you have as best you can! Don’t worry if you don’t speak Spanish or don’t know Java programming. The United States government is huge. There’s bound to be a job that fits you.
We need you!
As I said earlier, the USAjobs.gov is probably one of the best job search engines to consider when you’re looking for a job with the federal government. Especially if you are not really sure which agency you want to work for.
Now remember, these jobs are federal. There are state agency sites that also have...you guessed it, “state” work. We’ll cover them on a different day, or check out the Local Job Listing page.
Of course, you can search in your state for federal work.
In fact, you can search by job title, control # (like an internal job number), agency or skill and location.
The nice thing about USAjobs' federal job postings is that they are required to list the salary levels.
Go ahead, run a search for...I don’t know... an administrative assistant and you’ll see the salary range.
Granted the ranges are just that...a range. And the ranges on some of the jobs can be quite expansive. But don’t worry so much about that. The low is obviously entry-level and the high-end is for someone that is really experienced and could even be for transfers within the agency.
There’s a lot of information out there. Don’t give up.
If you really, really, really want to work for the USA go for it! It is, after all, a sweet gig. And always come back to FindAJob411.com to keep things simple and easy.
If you're looking to come to the USA to work, check out the official government site for getting a work Visa (travel.state.gov).
Looking for work in a specific state check out the site sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. CareerOneStop.org is a great resource for a lot of job related stuff...even if you already are a US citizen. The jobs listed are here are for many good companies throughout the United States of America.
Are you a US citizen that has been discouraged by the downturn in the economy? CareerOneStop.org has wealth of information to help you.
Don’t feel overwhelmed. (I know easier said than done.)
If you’re unemployed and have exhausted all your benefits there are still ways that the government may be able to help you. But at the end of the day you have to help yourself.There are so many ways you ReEmploy yourself...make yourself more marketable.
Remember you are of value.
The right job is out there for you. So, let’s match you with it in your USA job search.