A career in the public sector  relates to any job that involves earning a salary directly from the government. There are many job opportunities in the public sector — you could, for example, become an educator at a public school, you could become a court official in the local court, or you could become a social worker in the local community.

Working in the public sector not only gives you a reasonable degree of job security, but it can also be highly fulfilling, as it also gives you the opportunity to do meaningful work, and to make a meaningful contribution to society.

Here are a few quotes to inspire you towards a career in the public sector:

1 – “To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” –  Douglas Adams

2 – “Every man, every woman who has to take up the service of government, must ask themselves two questions: ‘Do I love my people in order to serve them better? Am I humble and do I listen to everybody, to diverse opinions in order to choose the best path?’ If you don’t ask those questions, your governance will not be good.” – Pope Francis

3 –   Be the change you wish to see in the world - Gandhi


4 – “Public service must be more than doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be a complete dedication to the people and to the nation.” –  Margaret Chase Smith

5 – “Every successful individual knows that his or her achievement depends on a community of persons working together.” – Paul Ryan

6 – “I realized if you can change a classroom, you can change a community, and if you change enough communities you can change the world.” – Erin Gruwell

7 – The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” – Mahatma Gandhi

8 – “The time is always right to do what is right” – Martin Luther King

9 – Help others and give something back - Arnold Schwarzenegger


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