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If you are looking for an executive search firm who focuses on government executive searches then RSI is the firm for you! With over 30 years of collective experience amongst our recruiters, we know what to look for in the next top government services candidate. Our proven track record in public service industry can be seen through the 50% of business that stems from clients with long standing relationships. Our clients range from start-up Public Services firms to full-service contract research organizations, to Fortune 500 firms.
RSI is confident in its ability to provide you with the best executive search out there because we make your priorities, our priorities. We conduct thorough research in order to find the perfect candidate for you! We only deal with high quality professionals who know what it takes to be successful in the government services sector.
Public sector employment is in popular demand as it provides economic stability, quick advancement, and an opportunity to impact your community. RSI has an impressive nationwide network that will be able to recruit the high caliber professionals for these jobs. With recruiters located in all the major cities you can rest assured that RSI will search high and low in each of these cities to find the perfect candidate for your company.
When a candidate knows they want to pursue the public service as a career RSI’s established network will help wrap up the search for you! After our work is done, we guarantee your company will see instantaneous results that help your company grow.
Public sector jobs have never been more in demand. Providing economic stability, room for advancement and the opportunity to make an impact, public sector positions are a great option in a sometimes-unsteady, always competitive economy. But how exactly does one enter the public service? While having basic knowledge of government rules and regulations is required in our candidates, we also look for the following:
If you have the ability to move anywhere, your chances at scoring your first public service gig are pretty good. Many job competitions are open in terms of location. If you mention you are willing to relocate where others are not, you become all the more desirable.
Many permanent government workers start as temporary employees and work their way in. Temp work gives you access to internal job postings and people with whom to network.
If you are a recent graduate, or even a current student, you may be eligible for an internship or a co-op program for new professionals.
It’s not just useful in the private sector. Perhaps you have an uncle in the public service. Maybe your neighbor has a friend who can get you an interview. Tap any resource you can.
One of the best ways to network is to set up an informational interview. If you are too intimidated to cold-call or e-mail human resource managers, keep up-to-date on job fairs and attend as many as possible.
These are a few pointers for how to break into the public service, but they are just the beginning. There are plenty of jobs in the public sector. Brush up on your bilingualism, find ways to improve your resume and keep applying. Persistence is half the battle.
The government sector—often referred to as the Government Sector or the State Sector—is the aspect of the state that deals with the production, ownership, sale, provision, delivery and allocation of goods and services by and for the government and its citizen. Public sector activity can range from delivering social security, to administering urban planning or even organizing national defense at a national, regional or local and municipal level.. It can take several forms, including:
The role and scope of the public and state sector are often the biggest distinction regarding the economic positions of socialist, liberal and libertarian political philosophy. In general, socialists favor a large state sector consisting of state projects and enterprises, at least in the commanding heights or fundamental sectors of the economy (although some socialists favor a large cooperative sector instead). Social democrats tend to favor a medium-sized public sector that is limited to the provision of universal programs and public services. Economic libertarians and minarchists favor a larger private sector and small public sector with the state being relegated to protecting property rights, creating and enforcing laws and settling disputes—referred to as a “night watchman state.”
Charleston is a small city and there are not many large companies here. At the same time, there aren’t many large companies headquartered in South Carolina. A large part of the city’s economy is based around its small businesses, tourism, and education. South Carolina’s economy is largely agricultural with a few large restaurant, tech, and financial companies. This is a list of some of the major companies in South Carolina.
There are no Fortune 500 Companies in Charleston. There is only one Fortune 500 Company in South Carolina. That company is Domtar, a paper company based in Montreal with an operations headquarters in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Charleston is not home to many booming, high-growth businesses. Neither is South Carolina for that matter. The following table shows the fastest-growing South Carolina companies on the Inc. 5000. The industries that appear to be growing the fastest in South Carolina are: software, retail, financial services, consumer products & services, media, travel & hospitality, and advertising & marketing.
Welcome to Charleston; “The Holy City,” “Palmetto City,” and “Da Chuck.” Charleston, South Carolina is a small city with a big heart. In 2011 Travel and Leisure Magazine named Charleston “America’s Most Friendly City.” It also named Charleston “America’s Sexiest City.” In both 2011 and 2012 Condé Nast Traveler 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards ranked Charleston the #1 US city. Charleston is known for its well-preserved historic buildings and its well-mannered people. It is also known for its rich and extensive history. Over the years many notable people have come out of this small city, including: comedians Stephen Colbert and Andy Dick; actor Will Patton; Hootie & the Blowfish lead singer Darius Rucker; NBA player Kwame Brown; La Bouche lead singer Melanie Thornton; and early American political figures Edward and John Rutledge, John C. Calhoun, James and Christopher Gadsden, Thomas Heyward, Jr., and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney.
In the mid-1600s Charles II’s entourage, known as the Lords Proprietors, were granted land in England’s American colonial territories. In 1670 they settled in present day South Carolina and founded Charles Towne. Several French, Scottish, Irish, and German people moved to the new colony in the late 1600s and helped the young city grow. Many Africans came to Charles Towne as well, but not by their own will. The port of Charles Towne was the main dropping-off point for captured Africans. It was a central city for American slave trade. By the time of the American Revolution the port of Charles Towne was the fourth largest port in the United States with over 11,000 people (over half being slaves). In addition to slave trade, Charles Towne’s early economy relied on deerskin, tea, silk and indigo trade.
In 1780, during the American Revolutionary War, British forces took control of the city after the Siege of Charles Towne. A few years later, the war ended, the British left, and the city changed its name to Charleston. Over the next 80 years, Charleston would be central to the Antebellum Movement that led to Southern Secession from the United States and the Civil War. In 1793, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and cotton became Charleston’s main crop. As a result, the city’s economy relied heavily on slavery. Charleston’s residents also began to champion state’s rights. In 1832 South Carolina’s government began to nullify federal tariffs. The US government sent federal troops to South Carolina to collect on these tariffs. Tensions between the North and South grew high and the US moved toward on the brink of war. In December of 1860 shots fired at Charleston Harbor’s Fort Sumter signaled the start of the American Civil War- a war that would last over 4 years and cost over 600,000 American lives.
After the war, Charleston’s economy was crippled. Many freed slaves moved North while others remained in South Carolina, working for near-slavery wages. Also, in 1886 a 7.3 magnitude earthquake nearly destroyed the entire city. Charleston slowly recovered over the next half-century and began to expand and diversify its economy. A large military presence in the city during WWII helped revitalize much of Charleston’s economy as well. Since the 1970s, the city has made a substantial effort to invest in its economic well-being and cultural heritage. It is now a major tourist destination.
Metropolitan Area: 664,607
Major Industries: Small Business, Tourism, Education, Agriculture, Education, Finance
Attractions: Fort Sumter, Four Corners of the Law
According to 2010 Census data, 120,083 people live in Charleston and 664,607 people live in the city’s metropolitan area. Charleston is the second largest-city in South Carolina, behind the state’s capital Columbia. Charleston, which was home to less than 100,000 people in 2000, is very small for a state’s “major city.” The city’s population density is only 1238 people per square mile.
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