Four Reasons to Work for the Government

Stan Paul, general manager of CareerBuilder.com's Government Services Group

Consider these pop-culture heroes: Miranda Bailey, a resident surgeon on Grey's Anatomy. Jack Bauer, a government agent for the Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) on 24. Dana Scully, an FBI agent on The X-Files. What do they all have in common? Not only are they all ruthless, intelligent, in-your-face television characters -- they all work for the government.

That's right. The government.

The stuffy, conservative, monotonous portion of our working world, filled with indolent and mindless workers. That's that what the government is, right? Wrong.