Public sector: The golden age

AnnieM, January 5, 2010

2010. A new year, a new decade. Who’d have thought we would get this far? Well OK, most of us, (apart from the occasional ‘End of The World’ prediction that circulates every now and again). But at times during 2009, the idea of our economy recovering seemed just a pipe dream. Yes, we still have a long way to go, and for the job-seeking among you, the going can be tough. Tough, yes, but not impossible. Things are picking up: new vacancies are on the increase. I’d go as far as to say that the public sector in 2010 is going to thrive.

For the job-despondent, I ask you this: who do you know who has got a job in the past 12 months? I’d hazard that you know quite a few who have. Friends, relatives, acquaintances, the girl next door, whoever. There are jobs out there. Public sector employers are waiting for candidates just like you.

And here’s another bit of encouraging news: there has never been a better time to work in the public sector. We still may be in the recession, but according to Straight, the average public sector salary is streets ahead of many private sector salaries.  Employees in the public sector work less hours, there are excellent pension schemes and other benefits a-plenty. Indeed, The Times deems it “the public sector’s golden age”.*  And while it’s not so good news for those in the private sector, it is even more of a reason why you should take a public sector job ( are currently inundated with vacancies up and down the country). And to give you an even better chance of finding your ideal public sector job, make sure you sign up to our Jobs-By-Email service that is tightly targeted to your personal criteria.

Go on: sign up – and make 2010 your year.

* Taken from The Public Sector Starts at No1 Easy Street Times Online, January 3 2010.