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Are you considering government employment?

There are many reasons why people are finding it so difficult to find work with the kind of job security that they would like to have in this current economy. The most common reason is that many companies out there today face uncertain futures, due to the fact that they are unsure as to where their working capital will come from if we face another recession any time soon.

This means that people are unable to find jobs offering long term prospects, realistic promotion possibilities and a stable wage. Fortunately there are alternatives available for those of you who are sick of looking over your shoulder wondering if you're actually going to be in a job long enough to get your next pay packet.

We are, of course, talking about government employment. When working in the public sector you are often afforded a much higher level of job security due to the nature of the job. However this is often off set by the fact that you will earn less money for your work than you would in a similar position within the private sector.

Given the way things have gone in the last few years for the economy however, many people are willing to take that chance. There are plenty of different government employment opportunities available at any given time, and most of them are focussed on the clerical side of things.

This means that those of you who have previous experience working in an office based environment should be well suited to these positions. A working knowledge of computers is essential, as you are going to be using software like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Outlook at all times during your day to day job.

An ability to work well in a team and communicate well with your co-workers is also essential. In some jobs you will be required to deal with the public, either in person or over the phone, so a friendly personality is certainly an asset.

With so many different kinds of jobs out there ranging from local council positions, right the way through to national government roles, the wages on offer can vary wildly. However as a general rule of thumb, you can expect to earn around £15,500 per year in a starting position, with this figure increasing as you build your experience.

There are a number of resources out there which you can use in order to keep on top of vacancies, but we recommend the following ahead of all the rest;

  • psjobsearch.co.uk
  • governmentjobsdirect.co.uk
  • direct.gov.uk
  • lgjobs.cm
  • monsterpublic.co.uk

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