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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Government Jobs Paperback – May 4, 2010
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Now, that's a pretty good goal actually. We're always going to have government in one form or another, so we might as well have sharp folks in those jobs. But check out the book's Product Description:
"Bail yourself out with employment opportunities."
"In these turbulent times when private corporations are in trouble, the employer that seems to be offering the most stable employment opportunities is the public sector. With The Complete Idiot's Guide(r) to Getting Government Jobs, readers will learn how to navigate the government application process to find stable employment opportunities available from county municipalities as well as state and federal agencies."
In short, PPS wants to get top notch folks into government, but this book is aimed in the wrong direction.
As a government human resources officer, I can already tell you that folks with top notch skills, experience, and education already know how to land a job, either in the public or the private sector. This book clearly isn't aimed at those people. They're selling these to people looking for a bail-out job, one they can get regardless of skills or work ethic.
So here's a thought: If government HR was run better, maybe folks wouldn't need a book to succesfully navigate it.
Perhaps PPS should write "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Improving Government Hiring and Personnel Management." Then send a copy to the OPM...
The fact that this book was even written is a sad story for our nation. Remember back in the day, in third-world countries when the way to a higher standard of living was through a government job? Well this book is the harbinger of the coming third world status of the United States. Industry? Skilled labor? Productivity? That's for chumps, buy this book and glide into that cushy retirement at 55.
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Thiss bookkee gots me a great payun gob at da impartment of edumacation pruff redin un edidin boocks fur dis nashions skoolz. Thanc ewe fur dis wuderfil bokk.Published on September 12, 2011 by Norman W. Kirk II
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A great book with guidance, tips, examples, and more for getting a government job! Essential for the federal government jobseeker.Published on December 23, 2010 by AJM