Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Government Contracting

Just a short post for now, but one of my "fans" in the comment section mentioned that getting a federal government job is actually pretty difficult even if it's for a non-legal position.

I think he's pretty much correct. The people I do know that have been successful getting into "government" work have been government contractors.

There are positions all over the country (none really seem to be legal positions), but the bulk are in the DC metro area.

I don't think they qualify for the public interest loan forgiveness under IBR because you're working for a private company that has a contract with the government.

While, the federal government has USAJOBS for federal government positions, there isn't an equivalent system for contractor jobs.

The Washington Post, however, has a pretty good listing of contractor jobs. If it's something you're interested in, you should check out this resource. You can even search for jobs in your area.


  1. It is, indeed, very difficult - I've been trying to crack that shell for many months. But, unlike the private sector, the feds are at least, in theory, doing some hiring. Even if a white male non-veteran has a three strike count going in, that's better than not even being let into the city where the stadium is where the game is being played.

  2. I searched out your blog after reading an article in The National Law Journal. As a law firm marketing professional (and one time would-be law student), I'm glad to see that people are finally talking about what's wrong instead of ingoring it. It's for this reason, I dread speaking with our summer law clerks. I want to tell them to run away and not look back! I also want to tell them to pay not attention to the a/hole in the corner office, but that's an entirely different story altogether.


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