From ASIO intelligence work to greenskeeping, a new careers book written by a University of Newcastle lecturer is revealing what it's really like to work in the public sector.
Communication Lecturer Melanie James said email@example.com turns the "pen-pushing and clock-watching" reputation of the public sector on its head, by providing insight into the diverse range of careers available with federal, state and local governments.
"More than 1.6 million people work in the Australian public sector," said Ms James. "This book profiles 36 public sector employees asking what their job involves, and what they like best and least about their work."
Published by Career FAQs, firstname.lastname@example.org also contains comprehensive advice on graduate programs, addressing selection criteria, recruitment and salary information. This is Ms James' second book. She is also the author of Career FAQs Public Relations.