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    When to Look for Government Internships in 2008

    When to Look for Government Internships in 2008
    The month of April is the time when we hopefully can let go of blustery winter weather as we celebrate spring's entrance. A lesser-known fact about April is that it's a prime time for college graduates to look into government internships. However, before considering this option, know that you'll need to meet some basic requirements. First, you should already have your ...
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    Education and Federal Jobs: What You Need to Compete

    Education and Federal Jobs: What You Need to Compete
    According to the Office of Personnel Management's 2004 Fact Book, the federal government employs 2.7 million civilian workers, about 2 percent of America's total workforce. Forty-one percent of them have college degrees, but if you don't, don't worry. In many cases, related work experience can substitute for a diploma, an important consideration when 27 percent of those civilian workers - that's ...
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    Make the Most of Your First Job

    Make the Most of Your First Job
    As you step into your first postgrad work experience, there are a lot of things you need to know that your textbooks didn't teach you over the past four years. Here is what you should be gleaning from your first adventure in the world of work. *Your First Job Is Not Your Destiny* Your first job in no way predicts where ...
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    Gov Central Groups: Connecting Government Workers

    Gov Central Groups: Connecting Government Workers
    What are Groups and Why Should You Care? GovCentral is the nation's premiere online law enforcement community, but with its daunting breadth, it can sometimes be difficult to navigate and find the specific niche with whom you have a particular affinity. That is why we created "Groups":http://govcentral.monster.com/groups. Groups are the perfect way to connect with GovCentral members on a more substantial ...
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    Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs

    Your Guide to Government Healthcare Jobs
    The healthcare industry is expanding at an impressive rate, and many of the estimated 3.6 million new jobs will be in the government sector. The federal government already employs hundreds of thousands of healthcare professionals in a variety of departments from Veterans' Affairs to Nutrition Policy to Health and Human Services. Working for the federal government has plenty of perks and ...
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    Island Getaways for Vets a 'Click' Away

    Island Getaways for Vets a 'Click' Away
    There were no lines when I got to the Veterans Health Administration office. There also was no one sitting at a desk -- merely a sign reading "Click here for Contact Details.” And there was no one moving about anywhere in the building, so far as I could see. But there was a video screen on the wall with actor Gary ...
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    Government Transition Guide

    Government Transition Guide
    At the beginning of a new presidential administration, the incoming President makes a series of high-level changes which gives us a pretty good idea of what changes we'll be seeing over the next four years. Do you have questions about what types of changes Obama has been making, or wonder what the changes will mean for somebody like you? This guide ...
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    Top Hiring Federal Agencies (August 2009)

    Top Hiring Federal Agencies (August 2009)
    We've compiled a few of the top federal agency's with total job postings in the past year, according to USAJOBS.gov. Click on the link to search for jobs. One caveat, this activity doesn't imply the number of current openings, just postings, so when you search for positions, the numbers might be slightly lower. Fret not, there's still a lot of opportunity ...
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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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    4 Career Lessons from American Olympians

    Lindsey Vonn: Don’t Stop When it Starts to Hurt Lindsey Vonn is the first American woman to win a gold medal in the Olympic downhill skiing. A contender in Torino in 2006, Vonn suffered a terrible crash that sent her to the hospital. She left with pain arching through her legs and back but still competed in five events. She didn’t ...
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    Do Your Homework Before the Big Interview

    Once upon a time, a job seeker landed an interview, skimmed the prospective employer's annual report, wowed the hiring manager with a few company facts and strolled into his dream job. That late-'90s fairy tale rarely comes true these days. With employers in more control of the labor market, candidates feel compelled to give it their all when preparing for interviews. ...
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    Mastering the Phone Interview

    You just got word that you landed a job interview with a company that really interests you - only there's a slight catch. You won't be meeting with your interviewer(s) face to face. Instead, you'll be taking part in a phone interview, the results of which will determine whether you're invited to meet with company representatives in person. Many companies use ...
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    Lead Effectively in Volatile Times

    These are uncertain times, and in business, that translates to economic and market volatility. During such times, fear and frustration run rampant through an organization. Employees spread rumors, work less and jump ship, because they fear the unknown. Acquisitions, mergers, downsizing and unpredictable markets require dynamic leadership to maintain stability and productivity within an organization. Do you have what it takes ...
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    Think of Your Big Interview as a Simple Conversation

    A lot of job seekers go into interviews expecting to be grilled. They prep for the typical interrogation techniques and practice their answers to all the usual interview questions. They have their talking points tucked away in the back of their minds. But many job seekers fail to recognize that often the best interviews don't feel as much like interviews as ...
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    What Your Words Say About You

    If you were under the impression that cramming for the SATs was the last time you'd ever have to worry about vocabulary, you're mistaken. In interviews, the words you use are often viewed as related to your level of education and general aptitude. Whether you're applying for your first postcollege job or trying to break into the executive ranks, it may ...
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    Don't Talk Too Much

    The gift of gab can be something of a curse during an interview. You could end up talking your way right out of the job. It's important to remember that interviewers are only human, and their attention tends to wane as you speak. Fully understanding this is critical to effectively communicating during any interview. Your response should be less than a ...
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    Make Interview Preparation a Part of Daily Life

    Some people think preparing for an interview takes place within a few days of the face-to-face meeting. You review your resume to make sure it’s focused to the job and make several copies to carry with you. You make sure your business suit is pressed and clean, get a good night’s sleep and pack your business cards. These are important tasks ...
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    Federal Wage System: Overview & Facts

    h3. Facts About the Federal Wage System WHY? The Federal Wage System (FWS) was developed to make the pay of Federal blue-collar workers comparable to prevailing private sector rates in each local wage area. Before the FWS, there was no central authority to establish wage equity for Federal trade, craft, and laboring employees. In 1965, President Johnson ordered the former Civil ...
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    The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale

    The Ultimate Guide to the GS Pay Scale
    The General Schedule Pay Scale: Explained Need help understanding the General Schedule Pay Scale? Follow these chapters to understand why the system is in place, how 'the Man' determines your salary, and how you can make more money in your government job. Chapter 1: The Federal Wage System: Introduction ...what is this anyway... Chapter 2: The Federal Wage System: Overview and ...
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    Government Resources for Entrepreneurs

    Government Resources for Entrepreneurs
    Government resources for small business owners have long existed, but they are often poorly understood and underutilized. Several outreach efforts currently under way, some public and some privately funded, aim to change that. One of the new programs is the community forum quietly opened last week by the U.S. Small Business Administration's Business Gateway Program. Hosted on Business.gov, the http://communities.business.gov/bsng, is ...
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