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Career Opportunities of the US Postal Service

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Career Opportunities with the US Postal Service


This Hiring Guide is designed to give you an overview of the hiring process used by the USPS. The USPS second largest employer in the United States. They offer multiple unique hiring paths with specific programs for recent grads and skills matching of applicants with military experience. The US Postal Service is an equal opportunity employer, and is one of the largest civilian employers in the United States. Job Support Services assists applicants navigate through the postal hiring process in order to better prepare themselves and increase their chances of getting hired.

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Step One: Create a eCareer Profile

Creating a career profile on the USPS website is the first step applicants must complete. This will start the hiring process and trigger your personal assessment questionnaire, which will be delivered via email.

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Step Two: Search for Available Jobs

You can search for available postal jobs on the USPS website, or use our job search tool on this website. We simplify the process by using your zip code and creating job alerts to let you know when jobs come available.

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Step Three: Take the Postal Exam 473

Taking the Postal Battery Exam is the most important part of the hiring process. A passing score is 70, but in order to receive an invitation to the interview you will need to score in the high 80’s to 90’s. You can only take the exam once every 4 months, so it is important to do well the first time.

Step Four: Prepare for the Interview

The final step of the hiring process is the interview. Only the top 3 scores from each testing class receive an invitation for a face to face interview. This section will give you an idea on what to expect at the interview.

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Why Use Job Support Services?

Over 80% of all applicants fail to complete the hiring process due to being unprepared. Every applicant handles the stress of a timed exam differently, knowing what to expect is half the battle. The failure rates alone prove the case that preparation will increase your chances of getting hired. Click Start on the Video and listen to what our applicants say about our program.