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    Temporary Jobs Forecast: 2009-2010

    Temporary Jobs Forecast: 2009-2010
    As usual, contingent hiring is expected to be a bellwether for the broader labor economy. “We expect to see improvement for temporary workers before we see it anywhere else,” says Heidi Shierholz, an economist at the Economic Policy Institute. “But that’s not happening yet. We’re still seeing declines in temp help services, though they’re much smaller declines.” As the economy sputters ...
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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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    Add GovCentral To Your Website

    Have your own website or MySpace page? Here’s a great way to spread the word about GovCentral, and to get friends and family involved. GovCentral is now offering all member-owned websites the opportunity for partnership and link swapping. Email: info@govcentral.com for more information. h4. Text Links Feel free to use any of the text links below by copying the code out ...
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    Less 'Green' in Economy Means More Green Jobs in Future

    Less 'Green' in Economy Means More Green Jobs in Future
    The weakened economy and tight job market can be frightening to servicemembers ready to enter the civilian workforce. However, in spite of the economic turmoil, one career field stands to endure and thrive — the Green Jobs Sector. Prior to the economic meltdown, green-collar jobs were already on track to become one of the nation's fastest growing careers. In fact, the ...
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    Government Vacancies Abound in Crucial US Posts

    Government Vacancies Abound in Crucial US Posts
    WASHINGTON - As President Obama rolls out one of the most ambitious agendas in US history, federal agencies are struggling to administer hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of new projects and to enact sweeping policy changes with a mere handful of senior staff members in place, in part due to an increasingly tough vetting policy initiated by Obama himself. Only ...
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    AmeriCorps

    AmeriCorps
    AmeriCorps — A National Corps of Capable, Committed Individuals AmeriCorps is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country's critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve with more than 3,000 nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since ...
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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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    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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    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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    Administration Announces Hiring Overhaul

    The Obama administration unveiled a major overhaul of the federal hiring process on Tuesday, the Office of Personnel Management announced. The hiring reform memorandum will ask agencies to do away with hand-graded knowledge, skills and abilities essays by Nov. 1, at least in the early stages of the hiring process, Jeri Buchholz, associate director for human resources operations and policy at ...
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    Starting Your Federal Job Search? Learn Fed Speak First

    Starting Your Federal Job Search? Learn Fed Speak First
    Before you apply for a federal job, you have to learn a new language: Government-speak. For a quick lesson, we turned to Monster Federal Career Coach and Gov't/Public Service Careers message board expert Kathryn Troutman. Start with the announcement title, because in government, even fairly straightforward jobs are given confusing titles. For example, I just read an announcement for a "contact ...
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    Chris McConnell Joins GovCentral, Leading Government Job Website, as Editor

    Chris McConnell Joins GovCentral, Leading Government Job Website, as Editor
    WASHINGTON - Chris McConnell, 27, of Washington, D.C. has joined GovCentral as Editor and General Manager. McConnell comes most recently from MIQCIE Strategy & Development LLC, a boutique consulting company focused on political, logistical, and communications strategy and development. As founder, McConnell worked with clients to create innovating outreach strategies targeting Congress and Federal Agencies to obtain measurable results. As Editor ...
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    Build Your Brand

    Build Your Brand
    Who makes your favorite shoes or outfits? What beverage calls your name when you need a pick-me-up? Whose movies won't you miss? Whose help do you seek when you want a project done right, at home or at work? All of these questions involve your reactions to a particular brand -- a collection of assumptions about quality, appeal and reliability that ...
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    Management Matters: Putting the 'I' in Teamwork

    Management Matters: Putting the 'I' in Teamwork
    The procedure for evaluating federal employees' performance isn't just written in agencies' human resources handbooks. It's written in law. See Title 5 of the U.S. Code, Section 4302. There you'll find that agencies' performance appraisal systems must establish objective criteria "related to the job in question for each employee or position." In other words, federal performance evaluations are all about individual ...
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    Top Government Job Searches (Nov. 2008)

    Top Government Job Searches (Nov. 2008)
    Finding a new government job is not going to get any easier until the Administrative Transition has taken place. Even then, we should not expect a new dawn to sweet away America's difficult economic situation on January 1st, 2009. These things take time. Want my advice? Don't wait with your fingers crossed. Stay laser-focused on your job search now, and keep ...
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    Much Good is Done by Government Workers

    Anti-government sentiment has been prevalent across the country, fueled in part by the acrimonious health-care debate, anger over the Wall Street and auto industry bailouts, anxiety over high unemployment rates, and worry over increased spending and ballooning budget deficits. These feelings of distrust and resentment, seen in public opinion polls, vocal town hall meetings this past summer and during various demonstrations, ...
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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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    Six Steps for Career Networking

    Six Steps for Career Networking
    Most job seekers already know the importance of networking. Whether from formal professional networking groups or casual friend-of-a-friend connections, 60 percent will find a job through networking. Other savvy professionals use their networks for finding answers, advice or leads. Whatever you're trying to do, there are some simple steps you can take to get the most out of Monster Networking. Be ...
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    Seven Steps to Finding a Mid-Career Federal Job

    Seven Steps to Finding a  Mid-Career Federal Job
    Here's a question I see quite often on the Government Careers message board: I'm in my mid-career and am finding that my career is coming to an end because of downturns in my industry. The jobs are drying up, and my pay isn't keeping up with inflation, so I need to make a change soon. I'm thinking about working for 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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