The federal government has job opportunities available now in agencies throughout the U.S. If you’re interested in a job with the federal government, visit USAJOBS.gov, the official one-stop source for federal jobs and employment information. There, you can:
- Learn about the federal hiring process.
- Search for jobs, and explore the government’s most urgent hiring needs.
- Create or upload resumes and find/apply for jobs.
- Learn about federal employment for non-U.S. citizens.
- Get help applying for federal jobs.
Some, but not all, federal positions will require a security clearance, a status granted to individuals allowing them access to certain secure information or facilities. There is no longer a mandatory single civil service exam to cover all federal jobs. Most jobs with the federal government do not require written tests or exams. Certain agencies may require testing for certain positions, but this is uncommon. Ask the agency that you’re applying to for more information about testing and exams.
Though most federal jobs are listed on USAJOBS, some agencies post jobs on their websites or elsewhere. If you’re interested in working for a particular agency, find its website through the A-Z Index of Government Agencies.
Please Note: You must create a USAJOBS profile to apply for any jobs.
Finding and getting a job can be a challenging process, but knowing more about job search methods and application techniques may increase your chances of success. CareerOneStop from the U.S. Department of Labor offers information that can help you:
- Plan your job search
- Search for a job
- Write resumes and cover letters and fill out applications
- Create a career network
- Interview for a job and negotiate your salary
While some companies honestly want to help you find a job, others are more interested in taking your money. Learn how to recognize scams and file a complaint.
You are self-employed if you operate a trade, business, or profession either by yourself or with a partner.
Find out the basics of self-employment to help you succeed in the small business world:
- Starting and Financing a Small Business – Explore opportunities and get tips to help you succeed.
- Tax Information – Learn about filing requirements for the self-employed, reporting responsibilities, and more.
- Health Insurance – Explore coverage options for the self-employed.
- Social Security Information for the Self-Employed
Are you thinking about basing your business out of your home? The Small Business Administration (SBA) offers a guide for home-based businesses. This includes start-up resources, tax information, and tips on buying a home-based franchise.