WASHINGTON, Aug. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A Federal Government career for Millennials has always been a matter of, "You can have this, or you can have that."
Millennials live in a world of speed dating, start-ups and quick hires. Find a job, start work the next day. The Federal Government has created a world where it often takes months to be notified if you're qualified and months longer to get hired.
Millennials live the life of streaming, instant communication, always tethered and never without a mobile device and myriad applications for getting the job done. The Federal Government embodies the life of the laggard with its infinite lack of efficient processes and technology often decades out-of-date.
Millennials are connected by cloud, browser and mobile-based platforms with seamless digital engagement and interaction essential to the communication experience. The Federal Government's disconnection is evident by its obsessive focus on connecting its bland network of websites together instead of connecting with its audience, providing a negative user experience quotient and lacking intuitive design.
It's time Millennials had a perspective on starting a Federal Government career that matched the way they live, and that's GovInterns.com.
Avue Technologies, premier provider of job applicant and enterprise management solutions to the Federal Government, launched GovInterns.com, a comprehensive website helping college students and recent grads cut through the typical Federal Government clutter to land internships that utilize skills specific to their degrees.
No more confusing, uninteresting government websites that recruit Millennials with all the energy and user experience of a production assembly line.
GovInterns.com combines the best aspects of job boards, social networking platforms, discussion forums and unique personal resume/portfolio sites to create what Avue Technologies co-CEO Linda Brooks Rix calls a "virtual town center for Millennials who want to pursue careers within the Federal Government."
Students and recent grads can create a personal account on GovInterns.com and begin tracking federal internship and career opportunities immediately by "following" and connecting with federal recruiters and agencies and forming connections with individuals across the Federal Government.
Unique to GovInterns.com is its "career arc" portfolio, which displays individual updates, portfolio, background information chronologically in a visually fun and playful way.
"Working with federal agencies provides the type of opportunities that Millennials would have difficulty finding in the private sector," Rix said. "There are real opportunities to impact policy, to work on legislation, to help meet the great challenges and experiences that you can only get in the Federal Government."
Students and recent grads can also take advantage of GovIntern's "Federal Hiring Tools", featuring:
- A guide on Interviewing for a Federal Job
- Tips on Preparing Your Application
- Ethics Guidelines for Federal Employees
- Advantages of Federal Employment
- Information About Pay
- Help Navigating the Maze of the Federal Hiring Process
This library of tools and resources will help applicants work through the ins and outs of federal employment, and give them the information they need to land the job they want.
GovInterns.com highlights the three sections of the Federal Government's Pathways initiative, aimed at Millennials, recent graduates and veterans:
- The Internship Program: A new program for students who are currently enrolled in high school, home school, trade school, college or other qualifying educational institutions. It provides an opportunity for students to explore the work of the Federal Government and get paid while they are still in school.
- The Recent Graduates Program: It provides a potential career path in civil service for individuals who have graduated within the past two years from a qualifying educational institution with an associates, bachelors, masters, professional doctorate, vocational or technical degree, or certificate. Military veterans may apply up to six years after receiving their degree or certificate if they have been prevented from doing so because of a military service obligation.
- The Presidential Management Fellows Program: The PMF program has been retooled for the Pathways initiative. PMF is a leadership development program for advanced (master's or professional) degree candidates. The program expands the eligibility window for PMF applicants to align the program with academic calendars and to allow individuals who have received a qualifying advanced degree within the two preceding years to apply to the PMF program.
"GovInterns is such an exciting website for Millennials and young veterans who have much service, skills and thought to offer the Federal Government," Rix said. "By creating a platform that allows them to engage, interact and communicate, they're not just searching for a job. GovInterns gives them chance to become immersed in the issues, the individuals and the agencies of the Federal Government and take that first step toward a rewarding federal career."
To find out more about GovInterns and the Pathways program visit our website at: www.govinterns.com
About Avue Technologies
Founded in 1983, Avue Technologies pioneered the idea of smart technology for better management. The company provides the public sector with integrated technology and service solutions that dramatically increase enterprise-wide visibility and management effectiveness, workforce productivity, and manager and worker satisfaction. Avue — bridging the gap between strategic intent and operational excellence — is a privately held company headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., and with offices in Washington, D.C.
For additional information, contact Avue at (253) 573-1877 x203, or via email at [email protected].
Learn more about Avue Technologies at www.avuetech.com.
Contact for Avue: Linda Rix (253) 573-1877 x203
Email: [email protected]
SOURCE Avue Technologies Corporation