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After 13 years in government, really want to get out. Anyone have experience convincing the rest of the world you’re not a “government employee”? I think hiring managers see government work and assume I’m lazy. Ways to get around this?

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Listing outside accomplishments may help. If you volunteer, are published, or have earned any awards outside of work it will put your work ethic into perspective.

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My husband just did the same thing after 12 years with SSA. You need a skills based resume. Hire someone to write it if need be.

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If you're saying you want to get into the consulting side, I'm happy to chat offline. I left GS for consulting. DM me. & agree with the skills based resume advise in this thread.

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Hello. I have been considering consulting. May I chat with you as well?

Hi, why do you want to get out?

I feel you on this. I'm 20 years in and I should have left some time ago but my immediate colleagues have been great and the WLB suited me w/ young kids. Any luck w/ finding a job outside of gov't?

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