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Old 09-30-2018, 10:16 AM
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You make it seem like the public is offering jobs like candy. I have applied to a few and never got a call back. Pay was terrible.
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Old 09-30-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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You make it seem like the public is offering jobs like candy. I have applied to a few and never got a call back. Pay was terrible.
Depends on where in the country you are located. Where I am the pay is actually better in the public sector
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Old 09-30-2018, 05:17 PM
 
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My experience is competition is worse for the public sector. Sure, the pay may be less but the security is better, so are retirement benefits.
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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Depends on where in the country you are located. Where I am the pay is actually better in the public sector

Where is that?
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:37 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Private sector has more competition overall and more applicants for job openings.

Public sector has much more competition from internal candidates, this is why it can take a very long time to get hired as an outsider into your first public sector job. I was employed by state government and according to an internal audit, more than 65% of job openings were filled by internal candidates.

The public sector also tends to be very credential driven. If you don't have the correct degree or relevant experience , it is a waste of time to apply. This tends to cut down bigtime on the people just sending in a resume and hoping it works.
Your last paragraph does have truth to it.
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Old 10-01-2018, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn the best borough in NYC!
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Why in Godís name would you choose the private sector? Want zero job security and always being worried about if the corporate dump is going to go out of business and make more cutbacks due to horrible management decisions?

Thatís like asking for Chinese water torture
Iím currently applying to much more public and non profit jobs since I have a MPA degree. The private jobs I have access to are strictly through networking and referrals.
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Old 10-02-2018, 08:18 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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My experience is competition is worse for the public sector. Sure, the pay may be less but the security is better, so are retirement benefits.
Those public agencies depending on tax revenue are less secure and pay less. The best are those agencies which get limited tax money, and produce revenue, such as utility districts and airports. Here are some posted jobs where I used to work in Oakland, CA for example.




https://www.ebmud.com/jobs/job-opportunities/
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