Many Americans of all ages who have or want a career in management are busy re-evaluating their status as industry after industry falls on hard times.
With auto, retail, advertising, banking and other industries reeling, lots of execs (and wannabe execs) are turning their curiosity to Government.
It's a smart idea in terms of opportunity, security and benefits. In fact, the opportunity – on paper – is huge.
The Partnership for Public Service (a non-profit committed to attracting more young people to government service) estimates that 600,000 federal jobs need to be filled in the next four years – a good thing for careerists and taxpayers who want better government. At the same time, there are big cultural and bureaucratic forces that could stymie both parties.