Getting a Government Job: The Civil Service Handbook offers everything you need for getting a job with the U.S. government. This book describes in detail the advantages and disadvantages of working for the government, salary, benefits, training, advancement, job qualifications, and opportunities for veterans and students. You will explore the five fields in the federal government that are projected to see the greatest job growth and learn about job announcements and possible testing requirements. Furthermore, you will receive in-depth guidance on how to conduct a successful job search and how to match your personal skills with job requirements. The book will teach you how to put together an outstanding application package and how to follow up with a successfull intervew. This reference includes a broad variety of sample forms, cover letters, and resumes, as well as an extensive list of Web sites that can aid you in finding the right government job for you.