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    Viewpoint: Agencies Must Build a Skills-Based Workforce for the 21st Century

    Viewpoint: Agencies Must Build a Skills-Based Workforce for the 21st Century
    What will the Obama administration do to ensure development of a strong, skills-based federal workforce? Given the country's financial meltdown, ballooning deficits, deepening housing crisis and on-going national security challenges, this is a critical question to answer in coming months. Agencies must take a strategic, multifaceted approach to human capital planning. This means considering requirements across the spectrum, starting with workforce ...
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    An Obama Executive Order Limits Contractors' Hiring Options

    An Obama Executive Order Limits Contractors' Hiring Options
    Less than two weeks after his inauguration, President Obama signed a little-noticed executive order that could dramatically change how federal contractors staff their government projects. The Jan. 30 directive requires service providers that win follow-on contracts to offer jobs to nonmanagerial employees at the previous company. No positions can be advertised until former employees have been granted the right of first ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck and live in a high job-growth area. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to economics, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a ...
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    Transfer Internally the Right Way

    If you've been selected for an internal transfer, congratulations. An internal transfer can be an opportunity to develop your skills, boost your visibility, expand your network and make more money. Internal transfers can be promotions or reassignments. They can occur as a reward for great work, to test your potential for more senior positions, or because you are the best or ...
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    Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown

    Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown
    Page 1: Introduction | Page 2: Education Related to Green Jobs (Primary) | Page 3: Education Related to Green Jobs (Secondary) | Page 4: Green Government Jobs and GS Numbers (Primary) | Page 5: Green Government Jobs and GS Numbers (Secondary) 1. Approach. This analysis examines “Blueprint for Change”, President elect Obama’s Plan for America. In particular, this is an examination ...
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    Top 50 Federal Occupations with Highest Number of Open Job Postings (April 2009)

    Top 50 Federal Occupations with Highest Number of Open Job Postings (April 2009)
    h4. Occupations with Top Number of Federal Job Openings As of April 15th, USAJobs.gov has listed these occupations as the top in demand jobs in the last calendar month. Below you'll find the USAJobs data, as well as other key information to landing one of these federal jobs. There are over 10,000 more jobs added since March! Remember, many of these ...
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    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them

    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them
    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself - and let’s face it, you kind of favor you. ...
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    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff

    10 Things I Learned From My Layoff
    I didn’t think it would happen to me. As a news producer for a television network, I reported on unemployment numbers daily. I was detached. Analytical. Objective. Then one day, without any prior warning, I was out of a job, and the subject of someone else’s news story. It’s not that I thought I was immune, or somehow above it ...
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    How to Apply to CIA Jobs

    Because of the classified nature of our work at the Central Intelligence Agency, the application process is a lengthy one. Depending on your specific circumstances, the process may take as little as two months or more than a year. Start by reviewing each of our career paths: Analytical Opportunities, Clandestine Service, Language Opportunities, Science, Engineering and Technology and Support Services. Each ...
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    Military Transition into the CIA

    Military Transition Your prior military service could qualify you to continue to serve your nation at the Central Intelligence Agency. Opportunities for qualified applicants are available in the U.S. and abroad. If you join the CIA, your military service could affect the benefits you earn as a federal employee. The following information offers a concise description of what to expect ...
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    CIA Jobs: Opportunities, Fairs, and More

    CIA Jobs: Opportunities, Fairs, and More
    CIA Agents are famous protagonists on television shows and movies, and is a fantasy job for many a youngster. But why make it a dream? Turn it into a reality. According to the Central Intelligence Agency website "The CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events — as they happen. So working here ...
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    Network to Get a Government Job Guide

    Network to Get a Government Job Guide
    Networking to find a job is not only recommended - it is critical. It is well noted by experts that most people find their job through referrals and personal contacts. Vanderbilt University's Career Center cited that 80% of seniors find jobs and internships through their network, while 20% find them through recruiters or job search engines. Sometimes the government workplace seems ...
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    Networking Secret #10: Go Ahead and Write Something

    Networking Secret #10: Go Ahead and Write Something
    This is one of those tricks of the networking trade that may not seem big, but boy, can it come in handy. If you have any writing skills -- and yes, the good news is we all have some level of skill -- you can get close to almost anyone by doing a piece on them or with them, even if ...
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    Networking Secret #9: Be a Conference Commando

    Networking Secret #9: Be a Conference Commando
    A conference is a huge opportunity to build relationships with extraordinary people -- people who might have a significant impact on your professional or personal success. To make sure you maximize the return on your (or your organization's) investment of time and money to attend, you can't afford to be a conference commoner. You have to be a conference commando. Here ...
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    Networking Secret #8: Buddy Up for Success

    Networking Secret #8: Buddy Up for Success
    Just as people lose weight more effectively with a workout partner or earn higher grades if they study in groups, your efforts to build great relationships for your career and life will be much more successful if you team up. Get yourself a buddy or two - or more - and try these four ways you can enhance your success together. ...
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    Networking Secret #7: Never Eat Alone

    Networking Secret #7: Never Eat Alone
    Friendship grows from the quality of time two people spend together, not the quantity. There is a common misconception that to build a bond, two people need to meet often and for long stretches. This is not the case. Outside your family and work, you probably can count the people you see frequently in the course of a month on two ...
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    Networking Secret #6: Become an Expert at Something

    Networking Secret #6: Become an Expert at Something
    To get my first postcollege job, at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), I talked my way into a management-training program by convincing the interviewer to take on a liberal arts major as an experiment. Every trainee who had ever been hired prior to that had some fancy degree in chemical engineering, material sciences or something technical like that. There was no way ...
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    Networking Secret #5: Don't Be a Networking Jerk

    Networking Secret #5: Don't Be a Networking Jerk
    When I give talks to students in college and grad school, they always ask me: What are the secrets to success? What are the unspoken rules for making it big? "So you want the inside scoop," I respond. "Fair enough. I'll sum up the key to success in one word: Generosity." They are shocked, because they thought I'd help them learn ...
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    Networking Secret #4: Build It Before You Need It

    Networking Secret #4: Build It Before You Need It
    I can't tell you how many times a friend has called me and said: "Keith, I just became unemployed. I need to start networking. Will you teach me how?" My answer: "No. No. No. You need to start job hunting! You should have been building relationships for the past five or 10 years so now that you need a job, you ...
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    Networking Secret #3: Find Your Blue Flame to Heat Up Your Career

    Networking Secret #3: Find Your Blue Flame to Heat Up Your Career
    Every successful person I've met got where they are today by taking the same first step: Deciding what they want in life. I learned early on that the bigger my dreams, the more concrete my goals and the more targeted my efforts to build relationships, the greater success I could achieve. As a Yale undergrad, I decided that I wanted to ...
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