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How to find a job

These government websites can help you find a job in the private sector and state and federal government jobs.

Search for a job

Look for jobs in these databases. Use keywords or job titles to search for openings. 

Search for a government job

Federal government jobs

USAJOBS is the central place to find and apply for federal jobs at U.S. government agencies around the world.


Federal jobs for special groups

There are programs to help certain groups start federal careers. There are unique hiring paths if you are a:

  • Veteran
  • Military spouse
  • Student or recent graduate
  • Person with disability
  • Native American

Learn about USAJOBS hiring paths for specific groups.

State government jobs

Find jobs in your state or territory's government.

  1. Visit your state government website.

  2. Look for a "careers" or "work with us" link.

  3. If there isn’t a link on the website, search the website, using a phrase like "work for the state of Ohio."

LAST UPDATED: December 11, 2023


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