February 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm #151950
Also, some responses from GovLoop’s LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=15390225&context=anet&view” id=”yui-gen4″> John Lucien Grillo, CFM • I never considered working for the government until after college. It might sound unbelievable, but I know that in my case it was because I was unaware that working for the government was even an option. I think that students would benefit from having access to coaches and advisers knowledgeable of the opportunities available in the public sector.
http://www.linkedin.com/miniprofile?vieweeID=78950490&context=anet&view” id=”yui-gen5″> Molly McDonough • Perhaps it’s because government agencies face many challenges today due to continuous budget cuts leading to staff reductions, decreasing resources, (i.e., need to do more work with alot less), and pay freezes. Despite the perception, benefits are not that great (i.e., employee’s portion of health insurance is expensive). Oh, and we can’t forget the bureaucracy! (Govt. employee for 20 years).