HOW TO LAND A JOB IN PUBLIC SECTOR

According to a report, the information technology industry is on pace to hit $5.2 trillion in 2020 globally. This trend of digitization and automation continues to impact our workplace, social and personal life; and is reflecting in increased Government IT jobs too. 

The recruitment procedure for the government sector differs from the private sector in many ways. There are certain set criteria for any government job application process, that BrightSpyre will take you through in this article: 

Here are some of the tips for you to apply for the Government sector jobs

Why you should apply?

Government plays an important role in shaping the overall economy of the country. It is responsible and accountable to the citizens and needs to make important decisions that will drive the country forward. Being a responsible citizen who plans to bring positive change in the country, joining the Government sector can be the best option for you.

Age limit 

The age limit is a common filtering criteria in the Government jobs. It is important to apply early in your age in the Government jobs.

Relevant Qualification

The qualification requirements are also very strict. For instance if the job requirements are to have a business degree then the degree in social sciences like economics will not get you through basic shortlisting. You need to make sure that you have a relevant degree as required in the job description.

Complete your qualification on time

You need to make sure that you complete your qualification on time. For instance many of the students take longer than others in submitting final year projects, reports or thesis. The longer it takes you to complete your qualification, the harder it will get for you to get into the public sector. 

Have access to your qualification documents on time

The public sector requires the applicants to have access to their full qualification documents at the time of application. In most cases the qualification documents need to be attested and verified by HEC. So it is important for you to get complete degree documents as you finish your qualification. Any unnecessary delays in getting degree documents from your university or institute will disqualify you from applying for the public sector jobs.

How experience is calculated

The experience calculation in Government jobs is different. In most of the cases the experience is calculated from the completion of the relevant degree. You need to make sure you have requisite experience and provide full experience details. Missing the experience requirements by a few days or months will make you not qualify for the jobs.

It takes more time to apply for the jobs

You need to spend time submitting applications for the public sector jobs. In addition to the resume, you need to provide complete details of your qualification ( from high school to onward). You also need to make sure you provide complete details of all your experiences, projects, skills and certifications.

Women should apply

The gender ratio in Government workforce is highly unbalanced. So if you are a woman, then do apply for the jobs in Government sector. You may have more chances of being selected keeping in-view that every Government department will have to balance the gender ratio. 

The response time is longer

The Government departments often received a large number of applications and the process to filter the applications is quite bureaucratic and time consuming. It takes much more time for the Government departments to inform the shortlisted candidates. So you need to build an application pipeline by applying to more and more Govt jobs.

Unique Skilled jobs

Find the jobs that require very unique skills. The common jobs receive thousands of applicants. But the jobs that require specific marketing, supply chain, leadership, communication, technical skills receive very few applications. If you see the jobs with unique skills and you have the required skills then applying to those jobs will improve your chances of getting the jobs. 

Review some of the technical job vacancies in public sector on www.brightspyre.com/vacancies/ and apply before Jan 19, 2020.

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