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Seven Tips for veterans to land a federal job

For your first career after leaving the military, what if you could work for an organization that offers great benefits and job security, lets you build on the skills you learned in uniform and has a workforce that is nearly one-third veterans?

That organization exists, and it’s called the federal government. More than 633,000 veterans worked for federal agencies in 2017, the most recent year for which data is available, according to the Office of Personnel Management, or OPM.

By law, government agencies must give veterans’ preference over other applicants in the hiring process. It does not guarantee you’ll get the job, but it’s an excellent reason to explore your options in the federal workforce. And if you get hired, your time in prior military service would carry over to accrual of future benefits.

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