Managing Your Government Career

Success Strategies That Work

 Managing Your Government Career

Author: Stewart Liff
Pub Date: February 2009
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814410998
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814412732

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If job security, an attractive array of benefits, great prospects for professional growth, and the opportunity to help other citizens sound good to you, then you may be ready for a career in government. But without the right guidance, finding and getting hired for the position that’s right for you could be a tricky business—not to mention succeeding and thriving in your role, and taking advantage of future opportunities.

A practical guide to flourishing in a challenging but rewarding job sector, Managing Your Government Career gives you valuable advice on:

• Deciding whether working for the government is right for you

• Understanding the differences between federal, state, and local levels

• Applying, interviewing for, and getting the job you want

• Making the best use of the training offered

• Understanding the culture

• Becoming familiar with local politics

• Making yourself valuable

• Fostering relationships with the right mentors

• Fluidly transitioning up the ladder

Packed with indispensable guidance, this is a unique and highly strategic resource that will help you get the government job you want and prosper throughout the rest of your career.

Praise for Stewart Liff’s Managing Government Employees:

“Stewart Liff provides many great tactics, case studies, and stories that debunk common perceptions that government managers have of the government’s personnel system…. This book should be required reading for all supervisors in government.”


“In Managing Government Employees, Stewart Liff offers dozens of techniques on how to meet and defeat the several challenges and stressful situations that govern­ment supervisors may encounter. Use these tactics and strategies as a solution if you are frustrated by government bureaucracy.”


“An extraordinarily credible endeavor…a ‘must-read’ for those contemplating entering management.”

— Graziadio Business Report

Stewart Liff began his career with the federal government in 1974. He is a winner of the President’s Council on Management Improve­ment Award and the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Service. His books include Managing Government Employees and Seeing Is Believing. He lives in Saugus, California.

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