Wendell Black

Hi Dan:

You definitely are correct, with the federal government you have to be persistent and willing to relocate in order to be a viable candidate. Unfortunately what I’m seeing with most federal jobs is that they are not paying for relocation and would rather hire within the local commuting area of where the job is located which makes it that much more difficult to get into fed service. Take if from someone who has relocated four times in my 18 year career with the federal government, relocating is not cheap, especially if you have a house and a family. I’ve been lucky enough where the government paid for all of my relocation, but with everyone in the country underwater on their mortgages, the government seems to be a little gunshy about hiring individuals outside local community areas.