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    Getting Vets Hired in Tough Job Market

    Getting Vets Hired in Tough Job Market
    I remember my first job interview after leaving the military. It was for a financial advisor position with an exclusive financial services firm and I was extremely excited. But, I had a problem - I didn't have a bit of financial consulting experience. The firm flew me to San Francisco and put me up at the Ritz Carlton Hotel (not bad ...
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    Job Seekers Continue to Value Face-to-Face Interaction

    Job Seekers Continue to Value Face-to-Face Interaction
    Federal agencies are catching on to the social media craze and leveraging that technology to attract job seekers, especially young recruits. For example, the Labor Department advertises open positions on Twitter and plans to upload its recruitment videos to YouTube. The State Department regularly updates its Facebook page and maintains the @DOSCareers Twitter account. But conventional wisdom, which holds that recent ...
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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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    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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    The Benefit of Telecommuting

    The Benefit of Telecommuting
    Several years ago my husband and I decided to move from the DC area because we had family obligations in Texas. It was difficult to tell my boss that I was leaving. Thank goodness I brought along a box of tissue because, as expected, he cried a lot at the news. Not really, I just like messing with him. If I ...
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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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    The Care B.E.A.R. Will Save You

    The Care B.E.A.R. Will Save You
    One of the best part of serving in the Military is playing with cool toys. Newsweek has compiled some of the best and strangest ones in a photo gallery they call, ahem, Weapons Porn. Gadget blog, Gizmodo, has picked a favorite. It's the Battlefield Extraction-Assist Robot aka the Care B.E.A.R. I think this would be appropriate to extract over-served interns during ...
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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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    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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    The Retirement Wave

    The Retirement Wave
    Predictions have been made about a coming wave of retirements as baby boomers reach their 60's. Census Bureau estimates show that 78 million baby boomers were born between 1946 and 1964 and they are now beginning to hit early retirement eligibility. But a funny thing has happened on the way to retirement. Inside the Federal Government and in workplaces all across ...
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    The Federal Coach: Are Generation Stereotypes Real?

    The Federal Coach: Are Generation Stereotypes Real?
    If I refer to the Jersey Shore, does your first thought go to a vacation spot or to someone named "Snooki?" Your answer may say a lot about your generation. Traditionalists or Baby Boomers are thinking of summertime memories, while Millennials are thinking about Snooki and her friends on the MTV reality show. Right? Maybe. The truth is your answer probably ...
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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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    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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    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview

    9 Memorable Questions to Ask at Your Interview
    The landscape for job seekers today is more treacherous than at any other time in recent memory. In other words, if you want a job today, the hard work starts when you prepare for the interview. That means not just nailing the questions you are asked, but actually asking the kinds of questions designed to make the interviewer sit up and ...
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    OPM Announces Reorganization

    OPM Announces Reorganization
    An announcement from the Office of Personnel Management yesterday about their reorganization: OPM Reorganizes to Better Meet the Needs of Its Customers Washington, DC - In order to help fulfill President Obama's promise to make the Federal government more transparent and customer friendly, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has undergone a major reorganization. It became effective with the signing ...
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    Help Wanted: Finding a Government Job While Avoiding Scams

    Help Wanted: Finding a Government Job While Avoiding Scams
    HELP WANTED ... FINDING A JOB I saw an ad in the newspaper for jobs in corporate finance. I faxed my resume to the 800-number listed and got a call from a woman who said her company works with businesses to find employees to fill their positions. She said the service would cost me $495, but the fee was fully ...
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    Vendors Face Smaller Profit Margins From Government Work

    You can tick off a list of federal project failures from the FBI's Virtual Case File to the Homeland Security Department's E-Merge program that dot the history of acquisition. Add to that the famous examples such as the $500 hammer and the $1,000 toilet seat, and you can see how the perception that the government can't buy economically even if the ...
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    OPM Chief Thinks Telecommuting Has a Nice Ring to It

    OPM Chief Thinks Telecommuting Has a Nice Ring to It
    Deep inside the current swine flu scare, there may be a silver lining for federal employees -- greater acceptance of telework in musty bureaucracies. Although increased telecommuting has been a federal workplace goal for many years, statistics show a difference between theory and practice. Part of the problem has been managers who are reluctant to approve at-home working arrangements because they ...
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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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    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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