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    Opportunities for Government Job Seekers Soars to New High

    Opportunities for Government Job Seekers Soars to New High
    Between the possibility of getting a job in the Obama administration as either a political appointee or a civil servant, there is now – FINALLY – great interest and excitement among the general public about federal employment. Just in time. With baby boomers retiring (while some are staying to save up for all that they have lost recently in retirement), the ...
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    How to Make USAJOBS Work for You

    How to Make USAJOBS Work for You
    When starting your search for a federal government job, it is important to realize that using USAJOBS to your advantage is not merely an option, it is a necessity. Even job seekers who have networked with federal managers or have completed a government internship are required to go through the process. While some agencies have started working outside the USAJOBS portal, ...
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    When to Look for Federal Internships

    When to Look for Federal Internships
    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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    15 Dumbest Ways to Lose Your Job

    Sometimes, a person will lose their job through no fault of their own. The whims of a psychotic boss, an economy in shambles, or a simple misunderstanding can have an otherwise satisfactory employee packing up his or her cubicle. Other times, a person will lose their job because they have done something so incredibly foolish, you wonder how they ever ...
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    U.S. Postal Service

    U.S. Postal Service
    Appointment of Postal Employees The United States Postal Service® is an independent establishment of the Executive Branch of the United States Government. It operates in a businesslike way. In the more than two centuries since USPS® began, it has grown and changed with America. Discovering the history of the Postal Service is a journey into the history of transportation, economics, industrialization, ...
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    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale

    Federal Salaries: How to Talk Your Way Up the Scale
    People frequently ask me if it's possible to negotiate a higher federal salary. The answer is yes, provided you have some basic information about government pay scales. Each government job has a salary range defined by steps within a pay grade. There is a range that the HR specialist and supervisor may have in mind to offer you, depending on your ...
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    More Women Are Saying Yes to Uncle Sam

    More Women Are Saying Yes to Uncle Sam
    Condoleezza Rice’s selection as US Secretary of State in 2005 was remarkable for how unmentioned her gender was. Nearly a decade earlier, Madeleine Albright had broken that barrier. As the highest-ranking women in American government, Rice and Albright symbolize one unalienable fact: Government - one of the largest sectors of the American economy - is a great place for women to ...
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
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    Tribulations on the Job Hunt: Shooting Arrows in the Dark

    Tribulations on the Job Hunt: Shooting Arrows in the Dark
    My experience with the job hunt has been challenging at times, to put it mildly. The seemingly endless routine of emailing a resume along with an appropriately customized cover letter has begun to feel like shooting arrows in the dark. Who knows where the resume is going or who will be reading the cover letter – or if it will be ...
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    How to Ride the Federal Hiring Wave

    How to Ride the Federal Hiring Wave
    There is one - and only one - nationwide employer that will continue to annually fill hundreds of thousands of high-paying, secure, dynamic jobs no matter how bad the economy may get. Who is this employer? The federal government, which will annually hire more than 200,000 new employees throughout the U.S. - including tens of thousands of interns and recent graduates. ...
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    Government Scams and Myths: Be Informed, Stay Smart

    Government Scams and Myths: Be Informed, Stay Smart
    You never have to pay for information about job vacancies or employment opportunities with the U.S. government or U.S. Postal Service. But some scam artists are victimizing many Americans by selling information about federal job opportunities. These scam artists advertise in the classified sections of newspapers and offer – for a fee – to help job seekers find and apply for ...
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    9 Useful Federal Job Facts

    9 Useful Federal Job Facts
    With new energy, enthusiasm and interest in the Obama Administration, it’s time to consider the Federal Government as your employer. Since the private industry job market is getting worse every day, it’s time to go begin a serious search. Here are nine facts about federal jobs (and job applications) which will get you working more productively towards a new job. Not ...
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    Moving and Transitioning into Government Guide

    Moving and Transitioning into Government Guide
    With this down economy, many people are leaving the corporate world behind to pursue jobs in government. There is also a new generation of students graduating from college and graduate schools across the country, looking to D.C. and their local capitol buildings for employment opportunities. Researching, applying to, and working in government jobs isn't quite the same process as in in ...
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    Guide to Government Interviews

    Guide to Government Interviews
    Recently, many more GovCentral users than ever before have been reporting to me that they've been landing interviews with the agencies they've diligently applied to over the past 30 - 45 days. This is a good thing! The more of our users who succeed in getting interviews, job offers, and government positions, the stronger our community will grow. Many government recruiters ...
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    9 Great Jobs for Vets in 2009

    9 Great Jobs for Vets in 2009
    Reports of the unemployment rate surging to its highest level since 1945 (more than 7 percent), and the bad economy's nationwide damage to the blue-collar and white-collar industries, is enough to make any transitioning servicemember high-tail it back to the service for a bit more job security. However, with all of this economic turmoil, nine civilian jobs have proven that they ...
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    The Importance of KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the Federal Application Process

    The Importance of KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the Federal Application Process
    The Importance of KSA’s (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) in the Federal Application Process KSAs...Knowledge, Skills and Abilities...a list of special qualifications and personal attributes that you need to have for a particular job. These are the unique requirements that the hiring agency wants to find in the person selected to fill a particular job. A primary purpose of KSAs is to ...
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    Four Steps to Writing Responses to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

    Four Steps to Writing Responses to Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
    HOW TO WRITE RESPONSES TO KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs) If you apply for a position announced in the KSA format you should respond to the KSAs. You have to describe your experience and how it relates to each of the KSAs. How do you do this? Where do you start? What do you need to think about? To help you ...
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    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions

    Prep for the Top 10 Interview Questions
    Too many job seekers stumble through interviews as if the questions are coming out of left field. But many interview questions are to be expected. Study this list and plan your answers ahead of time so you'll be ready to deliver them with confidence. h4. What Are Your Weaknesses? This is the most dreaded question of all. Handle it by minimizing ...
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    Growing Federal Jobs: Energy

    Growing Federal Jobs: Energy
    A large and growing part of the government work force in the United States - and across the world, for that matter - is involved in keeping energy available day in and day out. These jobs involve things like finding oil and natural gas, extracting and delivering them to their end uses, whether it is heating a home with gas or ...
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    Growing Federal Jobs: Information Technology

    Growing Federal Jobs: Information Technology
    IT remains a critical aspect of government work in all industries and sectors, as well as an industry in its own right. However, America continues to suffer from a shortage of qualified IT workers with flexible and portable skills who can readily adapt and respond to ever-changing IT demands and processes. If you do decide to specialize in technology, you ...
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