We recently relaunched our GovLoop Jobs Finder (jobs.govloop.com) which builds upon the USAJOBS data set to make it easy to find great federal jobs.
I’ve been spending a lot of time researching federal jobs so I thought I’d share 4 facts about finding your next federal job based on our subs-set of data we are using (see asterisk below0.
1) 60% of Openings are for Current Feds – In our database, we have 1,260 job listenings open right now and 784 (60%) are only available for current feds. If you are already a fed, make sure you are applying for these openings.
2) 17% are Open less than 10 days – In our database, 215 of the 1,260 (17%) job openings are open less than 10 days. This is actually a lot fewer than I thought. But for these jobs you have to be quick to find out about them to apply – some argue most of these jobs have internal candidates, but other career advisors and HR officials have told me that just as often these are real openings with quick turnarounds.
3) 61% of Openings are Mid-Senior Level – In our database, 773 of the 1,260 jobs (61%) are mid to senior level jobs (GS 12 to 15) – there’s a lot fewer entry and lower level grade openings.
4) 21% Have Multiple Vacancies – In our database, 271 of the 1,260 jobs (21%) have 2 or more vacancies in the job opening. I always encourage folks to especially look at these job openings as these are agencies motivated to quickly hire and your odds are increased
**Caveat – This is based on our database which of USAJOBS openings, it only focuses on white-collar gov’t jobs and doesn’t have all USAJOBS openings so stats may not be representative**