True, but for jobs where I work (Government) you need to take a test, if you pass, get a high enough grade, you are on the list. With no experience, just out of college, you can get a job, just at a lower pay grade, you get trained, and then test your way up the food chain from there. That is unless you are a political appointee, we had a slew of those a few years back. Appointed, right out of college, with no experience, making big bucks, and telling folks what to do....sadly they had no idea how things worked, so that did not go off so well. You can however, if you want to play politics, get promoted up in the same political fashion, if you already work here, and many of those know what they are doing. However with regime change, you are generally either returning to your previous pay grade, or out of a job.