I am wondering what it takes to get a job with the federal gov't. I am a graduating polysci major, and I would like to work for the government someday, but I am wondering what it takes to even be considered. I am wondering mostly about background checks, not that I have DONE anything wrong but I've written a blog or two in my day that wasn't necessarily so "approving" of the government... Do they do extensive b.g. checks all the time, or just for high-level positions???Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:20 AM on Jan. 21, 2009 in Money & Work
Yes, I work for the Dept. of Commerce. They actually do very thorough background checks. If any information isn't accurate for a person you list as a reference, you might not be hired. They send letters to those references with questions about your past, such as drug use, temperament, etc. There is a question that asks specifically , "Can you think of any reason this person would not be suitable for this job?" As far as post against the gov., can you delete them? I would strongly suggest you try. Good look. Several branches have web sites listing their job offerings.
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