A guide for technologists to navigate job opportunities in the federal government
The Tech Talent Project, a nonprofit organization focused invested in bringing technically skilled talent to impactful government positions, created a playbook to help technologists navigate the complex federal hiring process. It includes details on opportunities, processes and requirements for joining public service.
Using affinity groups to build a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce
Affinity groups—a group of employees with similar backgrounds, interests or demographic factors—can be a resource to help federal agencies foster a sense of belonging in the workplace, improve employee retention and increase recruitment of underrepresented communities.
Calling all aspiring public servants: New program recruiting students for paid federal internships
Young people have the skills, creativity and perspectives to help our government confront the biggest challenges facing our country. The Future Leaders in Public Service aims to bring undergraduate and graduate students into government through paid internships at the Departments of Commerce or Transportation.
The benefits of hiring talent without a four-year degree for federal jobs
To better attract and hire diverse talent, federal agencies should recruit candidates without four-year degrees for positions that don’t require one. This practice could benefit hiring managers, job seekers and federal agencies around the country by increasing representation and expanding access to high-quality talent.
An analytics tool helps the Department of Homeland Security recruit talent
In early 2020, DHS launched a new data analytics tool to recruit and hire new personnel more effectively. The tool includes a master calendar that enables the organization and its components to track their recruitment activities and successes in real time.
Why tech experts should consider a job in government
There has never been a more critical time for technical leaders to join the federal government. Cass Madison, acting executive director for the Tech Talent Project, writes about the importance of finding tech-savvy employees to serve our country.
Interested in a government career? Here’s advice from federal employees.
More than 130 public servants responded to our #WhyIServe survey. We’re sharing their insights into the benefits of working in public service and tips for a successful federal career.
Nine strategies to help you evolve your talent pipeline
The federal government often has trouble recruiting the talent it needs. We share strategies that agencies can use to improve their talent pipelines, as featured in the Partnership’s report, “A Time for Talent: Improving Federal Recruiting and Hiring.”
How one public-private partnership is closing the cybersecurity talent gap
Amidst a global pandemic that has made us more reliant on digital technology, public and private sector organizations need to prepare for and safeguard against cyber threats. However, the latest workforce data shows a shortage of cybersecurity professionals. The Cybersecurity Talent Initiative aims to reduce that talent gap.