Are Government Jobs Really That Secure?


Most people are drawn to the idea of working in Government. They feel that jobs in the public service sector are cruise, easy to do and once you’re in a Government job, you’re in it for life.

But is that so?

To a certain degree. Yes, jobs in Government tend to be more ‘secure’ and therefore stable. Usually, a job in the public sector is for the common good, to help support a Government department to provide the necessary services to the public.

However, Governments do change. With that change comes changes in legislation, policy and focus. There may be drastic budget cuts to certain areas or changes in Government that impact certain departments. These changes, in turn, can affect the jobs of hundreds, if not thousands, of public service workers.

Moreover, some jobs in Government have to be re-applied for every year or so. This requires the individual to have to re-apply for their job.

This is not fun – no one wants to have to keep re-applying for their jobs, but for many, this is what is required to ensure staff continue to be qualified, competent and the right fit for jobs in Government that they are assigned to.

The individual has to go through the process again of submitting their CV and cover letter as well as addressing the key selection criteria. Not to mention having to go for a job interview again, which can be very daunting for many.

If you’re wanting to get a job in the public service sector, I would suggest contacting the team at Client Centric Executive Employment Solutions, an Australian-based, professional services firm who have helped hundreds of job seekers secure stable and gainful employment in the Australian Public Service sector. Client Centric has a team of expert employment specialists and writers who have written hundreds of CVs, cover letters and selection criteria responses for their clients.

Published by Matthew Coppola - Career Coach, Employment Specialist and Professional CV Writer

Holding a graduate degree in Commerce, majoring in Economics at Curtin University, as well as a post graduate certificate in Career Education and Development at RMIT University, Matthew brings with him many years of experience working in the fields of business development, marketing, soft-skills training and employment services industry. He has gained significant exposure in working with employers in sourcing staff as well as assisting jobseekers in promoting and marketing themselves to employers and securing sustainable employment outcomes. He is currently working in Disability Employment Services where he assists clients with mental health disabilities in finding and keeping satisfying and gainful employment and helping them overcome and work around barriers to employment. He has helped many job seekers secure employment by training and coaching them in the art of being interviewed and giving the interviewer a positive and lasting impression. He knows how to sell and market a job seeker to an employer and he imparts this knowledge to his clients in helping them sell and market themselves in an interview. Matthew regularly writes new articles on a variety of employment related topics and posts these to his personal website blog matthewcoppola.com

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