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Posted at 01:03 PM ET, 02/07/2012

Question of the week: Should recent grads consider a career in public service? | #Fedbuzz

Largo, Md. : Hundreds of prospective job seekers met with companies and government agencies that were as diverse as the U.S. Secret Service to the Target Dept. store chain. (Michael S. Williamson - The Washington Post)
According to the Partnership for Public Service, a nationwide survey of 35,000 college students revealed that only 2.3 percent of those polled plan to work in government and 6 percent say they want to work in government at the local, state or federal level. What would you say to recent college grads about pursuing a government career? And if you’re a recent grad, tell us why you are or are not considering public service.

Answer below, or on Twitter using the hashtag #FedBuzz. We might use your answers in a Federal Eye post Friday, on the Federal Worker page of the print Washington Post, or in a post on our Federal Buzz partner site, GovLoop.

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