What’s Next?


So that’s it! That’s all that you need to know about the PMF application process in 100 pages or less. We hope this guide and the accompanying web-based resources were helpful to you.

As we conclude this guide, we want you to keep in mind these thoughts from Pat Hodgens, Class of 2013:

RemHodgens - Picember that the process isn’t perfect: I know many, many people who would have been amazing PMFs but did not make it through the first round. Approach the process realistically and remember that, like all hiring, there’s a lot of luck involved.”

Screen shot 2013-10-01 at 12.41.42 PMOf course, luck has been said to be that moment when preparation meets opportunity and, if you’re reading this guide, you have engaged in preparation that will increase your chances of success.

If you are one of the people who are lucky enough to make it, would you do us a favor? If you used this guide and it helped you to become a Finalist and get a job with an agency, would you let us know? Send an email to andrew@govloop.com and tell us your story.

Who knows? Maybe you will be passing along your own hard-won advice to the next generation of PMFs in a future iteration of this guide!

We wish you the best in the application process – and sincerely hope that you’re one of them.

Hill - PicBe yourself: If you don’t get in, then it was not meant to be (this year). Be your best self on interviews and make a good impression. Get going on contacting agencies of interest as soon as you become a Finalist. Don’t wait!”

– Ginny Hill, PMF Class of 2007 and PMF Coordinator, NIH



Want more tips about the entire PMF Process? Download the full version of the guide here!

The guide shares advice with applicants based on interviews with current and past PMFs, career advisors, and federal agency program coordinators.

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