About PathtoPMF.com

Are you interested in working for government? Are you passionate about public service?

Good news! We at PathtoPMF.com are here to help you navigation that extraordinary journey. It can be a great match: government needs the best and brightest to go into public service and prospective public servants can discover a great career path that is both intellectually rewarding and deeply impactful.

However, we know the application process to get into government can be difficult.  We aim to be your personal sherpa through this journey into public service. We know it can be overwhelming, confusing, and even a black hole at times. In this site, you will find four great guides that will help you on this journey

These guides are the results of hundreds of interviews with career counselors, government hiring officials, and recent graduates who have graciously shared their insights and tips on navigating the various government hiring processes.  The result has been a huge hit – these guides have been downloaded thousands of times, received hundreds of comments, and this site has received hundreds of thousands of visitors.


We want to thank the Robertson Foundation for Government, a nonprofit foundation dedicated to helping government meet its talent needs by identifying, educating, and motivating U.S. graduate students to pursue federal government careers. Established by the family of the late philanthropists Charles and Marie Robertson, and named in their honor, the Robertson Foundation for Government pursues a mission that was central to Mr. and Mrs. Robertson’s philanthropic activities: strengthening the United States government and increasing its ability and determination to defend and extend freedom throughout the world by improving the training and education of men and women for government service.

Questions for Robertson Foundation for Government? Reach out to Timothy “Bo” Kemper, Executive Director, Robertson Foundation for Government, info@rffg.org.


The Robertson Foundation commissioned these reports by seeking the technical assistance of GovLoop, the leading knowledge network for over 270,000 public sector professionals. This great resources offer numerous free online trainings, research guides, and career-building opportunities.

Questions or ideas about this site or GovLoop? Contact GovLoop at info@govloop.com