Aug 22, 2018 - 07:04 PM
First, you need to revamp your resume. Transitioning into government work means you need to fill your professional document up with new keywords. Even if you want to get a similar position to the one you hold now, hiring managers in the government use different terminologies than those in the private sectors. You should also rewrite your cover letter to ensure it matches your new resume.
Next, you need to look for openings on the right sites. While many government agencies have to post their openings publicly, some may choose to use their own sites as the source for the posting. Only looking on job boards may leave you with an unfinished picture of what's available.
Finally, you need to reach out to the people you know. Your network can give you a leg up against the competition. Your friends and acquaintances may help you prepare for interviews, find job openings, and get in touch with high-level hiring managers.