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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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    Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign

    Job Search Lessons from the Presidential Campaign
    Being president of the United States is the toughest job in the world, and running for president is the second toughest. Current and former candidates like Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Barack Obama spend years gearing up for this ultimate job competition. As a job hunter, you can learn from both their successes and gaffes. Here are five lessons right from ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    21 Million New Jobs by 2012?

    21 Million New Jobs by 2012?
    In 2002, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicted that the US economy will have created more than 21 million new government jobs by 2012. Here at GovCentral, we want to determine whether the BLS predicted government sector job growth accurately or not. If the trajectory of government job growth hasn't been hitting the milestones forecast by the labor statistics, which industries ...
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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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    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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    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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    Government 2.0 Resources

    If Government 2.0 is truly right around the corner, what will it look like? Which forms of media will the government use in the future? Which are pipe dreams? This reference guide collects government 2.0 resources. (Wait...what is Government 2.0 again?) The Collaboration Project - an independent forum of leaders committed to leveraging the interactive web and the benefits of collaborative ...
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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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    4 Federal Careers for Guardsmen

    4 Federal Careers for Guardsmen
    As a member of the National Guard, you’ve worked in Iraq under tremendous pressure, performed the highest level of teamwork, ensured safety on the ground, and worked in complex international environments. And, with this military experience, you can add at least five points to your federal application scores. This can help you rise above some of the competition. The benefits with ...
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    Networking Secret #9: Be a Conference Commando

    Networking Secret #9: Be a Conference Commando
    A conference is a huge opportunity to build relationships with extraordinary people -- people who might have a significant impact on your professional or personal success. To make sure you maximize the return on your (or your organization's) investment of time and money to attend, you can't afford to be a conference commoner. You have to be a conference commando. Here ...
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    Stimulus Job Hunt Success Stories

    Stimulus Job Hunt Success Stories
    Wondering who’s getting those jobs created by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)? We talked to some workers with economic stimulus success stories and tapped them for tips to help you in your job search. *Back to Work Back Home* When his contract at the "Savannah River Site":http://www.srs.gov/general/srs-home.html (SRS), a Department of Energy nuclear storage and processing facility in Aiken, ...
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