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    A Clever Job Search Strategy

    A Clever Job Search Strategy
    If you want to maximize your federal job search success you need to formulate a strategy. Here’s a helpful scenario that will help human resource specialists notice you. John, the job seeker: John decided that he wanted to land a civilian position with the Navy in Florida. So, he Googled *“Navy Civilian Jobs”* and the Navy’s website came up. Then he ...
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    Newcomer's Guide to the Federal Government

    Newcomer's Guide to the Federal Government
    This time he really means it: Uncle Sam wants you. Not to fight in World War I, as in the old Army poster, but to fill one of tens of thousands of positions available each year providing services to the American public. After a number of false starts, the government has now definitely committed itself be being an employer of choice. ...
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    2009 NSPS Salary Increases

    2009 NSPS Salary Increases
    About 284,000 government employees are currently awaiting conversion to the NSPS pay system, which is expected to grow to include over 700,000 civilian employees. A significant portion of these conversions are likely to take place during the 2009 year, and we're here to help you understand how it will effect your salary. Compared to General Schedule pay increases, NSPS reviews are ...
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    Finding Opportunity Amid the Scary (Job) Statistics

    Finding Opportunity Amid the Scary (Job) Statistics
    I promised my editor I’d cut to the chase. But first, an introduction: My name is Jonathon Feit, and in the Summer of 2009 I received a once-in-a-lifetime invitation to serve as an MBA Intern in the Office of Management & Budget, within the Executive Office of the President of the United States. I was assigned to the Performance & Personnel ...
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    Make Your Job Search as Effective as Possible

    Make Your Job Search as Effective as Possible
    If you have recently joined the not-so-exclusive club of the unemployed, you may want to yell, scream, cry or all of the above. Not only have you been hit emotionally, but your wallet becomes your main concern. The impact is even greater if you are head of a household. But don't be embarrassed. Here are some ways to help you achieve ...
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    Profiles of Popular Government Employers

    Profiles of Popular Government Employers
    Want an exciting career in government? Then you have to check out these articles on some of the most popular and interesting fields - from creating peace on Earth to exploring other planets - there is something for you. In each article, you'll find out more about the organization, employment opportunities as well as the criteria they use to choose their ...
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    Why More Young People Are Joining the Federal Workforce

    Why More Young People Are Joining the Federal Workforce
    Government jobs often get a bad rap - sometimes justifiably, but sometimes not. Many younger job seekers see federal, state and local government jobs as being dominated by middle-aged workers who aren't open to new ideas or fresh faces. At one time, there may have been a degree of truth in such sentiments. But these days, both statistical and anecdotal evidence ...
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    Excepted Service Agencies

    Excepted Service Agencies
    Most Federal Government civilian positions are part of the competitive civil service. To obtain a Federal job, you must compete with other applicants in open competition. Some agencies are excluded from the competitive civil service procedures. This means that these agencies have their own hiring system which establishes the evaluation criteria they use in filling their internal vacancies. These agencies are ...
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    Senator Kaufman: 'Your word is your bond'

    Sen. Ted Kaufman is the junior senator from Delaware appointed in 2009 to fill the unexpired term of senator now Vice President Joseph Biden. Kaufman was Biden's chief of staff for 19 years and was a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. One of Kaufman's senate endeavors has been his Great Federal Employees Initiative, an ongoing series of floor speeches ...
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    National Credit Union Admin Careers

    National Credit Union Admin Careers
    _Opportunities, Challenges, Independence, Community_ These are just some of the attributes you will discover when you begin your career at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) as a Credit Union Examiner. If you are seeking unique opportunities to pursue your professional and personal goals, consider a career at NCUA. What is NCUA? NCUA is an independent financial regulatory agency of the ...
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    High Turnover: When Everyone is Jumping Ship

    Last week in Washington at the Center for Government Leadership, the Partnership for Public Service trained nearly 190 federal leaders from more than two dozen agencies on business acumen. Two questions this week come from federal managers. Please continue sharing your ideas and questions by emailing me at fedcoach@ourpublicservice.org. How can I engage an unmotivated employee? --Federal manager (GS-14), Small Business ...
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    Tired of Waiting? Learn Which Agencies Hire Faster

    Tired of Waiting? Learn Which Agencies Hire Faster
    Many government job seekers show frustration with the speed of federal hiring and ask the following: Is there anything I can do to speed things up? Are there agencies or departments that hire faster than others? Yes, applying for federal jobs by going through the many steps required does take time, but given the scale of how things work, it's not ...
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    National Security Education Program

    National Security Education Program
    Interested in studying abroad? ...Serving your Country? The National Security Education Program (NSEP) was created to strengthen our nation's economic competitiveness and enhance international cooperation in areas affecting the United States. The NSEP produces an exceptional pool of applicants for work in Federal departments and agencies. BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The NSEP awards scholarships and fellowships through an annual competition of college ...
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    NOAA Pacific & Atlantic Fleet

    NOAA Pacific & Atlantic Fleet
    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN THE PACIFIC & ATLANTIC FLEET Department of Commerce (DOC), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO), offers excellent career opportunities for civilians in the Pacific and Atlantic Fleet. Vessels operated by NOAA's Office of Marine and Aviation Operations (OMAO) are based in Seattle, WA; Norfolk, VA; Woodshole, MA; Charleston, SC; Pascagoula, MS; ...
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    OPM Launches FedsHireVets.Gov

    OPM Launches FedsHireVets.Gov
    Washington, DC - Today, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) announced the official launch of FedsHireVets.gov, a critical component of President Obama's Veterans Employment Initiative. This website will help ensure Veterans, transitioning military service members, their families, HR professionals, and hiring managers receive accurate and consistent information regarding Veterans employment in the Executive Branch. John Berry, Director of OPM, stated "FedsHireVets.gov ...
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    Lessons Learned from a Supreme Court Judge's Federal Application

    Lessons Learned from a Supreme Court Judge's Federal Application
    Supreme Court Judge Samuel Alito used this SF-171 form to apply for deputy assistant attorney general in 1985. Here's my assessment of his application and what you can learn from what he wrote: Work Experience Job A's description is 28 words, while Job B's is eight words, and Job C's is four. These are way too short for government applications in ...
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    Federal Workforce Diversity: Why Agencies Seek Out Minority Workers

    Federal Workforce Diversity: Why Agencies Seek Out Minority Workers
    Minority representation in the federal workforce continues to outstrip participation in civilian jobs with one exception: Hispanics, who are significantly underrepresented in federal jobs. But all minority applicants face challenges in government hiring and advancement. The degree of difficulty varies widely based on a number of factors, as demonstrated by the following statistics. They were summarized from the Federal Equal Opportunity ...
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    Students Should Start Their Federal Application Process Early

    Students Should Start Their Federal Application Process Early
    The largest pool of federal job listings can be found at USAJOBS. Based on your bachelor's degree and years of experience, look for jobs at the GS-7 level and higher . Other options include: _Federal Internships_: These can be found at USAJOBS or by searching the Web site of the agency you're targeting. Many offer pay with benefits. _The Presidential Management ...
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    Top Government Job Searches (Oct. 2008)

    Top Government Job Searches (Oct. 2008)
    You’re looking to get a leg up on the rest of the application pool while you search for federal job opportunities, right? In that case, you should probably spend a little bit of time analyzing the way other applicants are searching for jobs. Luckily, USA Jobs is full of information about the searches conducted on its site. We’ve taken the most ...
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    Want Government Work? You Have to Get Specific

    Want Government Work? You Have to Get Specific
    Question: Washington, D.C.: Why does the government actively advertise jobs on their job site that are reserved for people within the agency? I am very tired of applying for jobs only to be told, months later, they have decided not to fill the position. I am told this is because the person they wanted to promote from within somehow didn't get ...
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