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    KSA Dos and Don'ts

    KSA Dos and Don'ts
    KSA DOs AND DON'Ts h4. DO: * Carefully read the vacancy announcement and note the required qualifications and KSAs. * Use action verbs and statements. * Include all current experience related to the KSAs whether paid or volunteer. * Arrange all of your experience in logical order (for example, chronological). * List education and training and identify title of course, hours, ...
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    Employment of Noncitizens

    Employment of Noncitizens
    Considerations Only United States citizens and nationals may be appointed in the competitive civil service; however, Federal agencies may employ certain non-citizens who meet specific employability requirements in the excepted service or the Senior Executive Service. Several factors determine whether a Federal agency may employ a non-citizen. They are: Executive Order 11935 requiring citizenship in the competitive civil service, the annual ...
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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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    What is NSPS?

    What is NSPS?
    NSPS is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) flexible and responsive civilian management system that: • Values performance and contribution • Encourages communication • Supports broader skill development • Promotes excellence in the workplace NSPS is a modernization of a 50-year-old civil service system, designed to allow DoD increased ability in attracting, recruiting, retaining, compensating, and rewarding employees. "The system focuses on ...
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    Healing the Economy: The Obama-Biden Plan

    Healing the Economy: The Obama-Biden Plan
    Our country faces its most serious economic crisis since the great depression. Working families, who saw their incomes decline by $2,000 in the economic "expansion" from 2000 to 2007, now face even deeper income losses. Retirement savings accounts have lost $2 trillion. Markets have fallen 40% in less than a year. Millions of homeowners who played by the rules can't meet ...
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    Don't Talk Too Much

    The gift of gab can be something of a curse during an interview. You could end up talking your way right out of the job. It's important to remember that interviewers are only human, and their attention tends to wane as you speak. Fully understanding this is critical to effectively communicating during any interview. Your response should be less than a ...
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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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    Education and Federal Jobs: What You Need to Compete

    Education and Federal Jobs: What You Need to Compete
    According to the Office of Personnel Management's 2004 Fact Book, the federal government employs 2.7 million civilian workers, about 2 percent of America's total workforce. Forty-one percent of them have college degrees, but if you don't, don't worry. In many cases, related work experience can substitute for a diploma, an important consideration when 27 percent of those civilian workers - that's ...
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    How to Find the Perfect Federal Internship

    How to Find the Perfect Federal Internship
    Federal internships can be a great way to start a career in government. But before you get an internship, you have to find it, which in some ways can be trickier than finding a job. The big difference between job hunting and looking for an internship is that internships are “excepted” positions, not “competitive” positions. What that means is instead of ...
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    Telework to Expand for Federal Jobs

    Telework to Expand for Federal Jobs
    Back-to-back snow storms in the Washington, DC area have knocked out the federal government for a record fourth day in a row. The Office of Personnel Management estimates the loss of productivity to be $100 million a day, which many consider a necessary cost to ensure the safety of hundreds of thousands federal, state, and local government employees in the area. ...
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    The Benefit of Having Security Clearance

    A security clearance convinces government-sector employers that a person is able and willing to safeguard classified national security information. It also means that a person is noncriminal in nature, has undergone one or several security background investigations, and is easier to instate in a job where security clearance is necessary than other applicants may be. h3. Benefits of Having Active or ...
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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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    GovCentral's Featured Writers

    Much of GovCentral's content is written by critically acclaimed, professional writers on the government sector. Whether we're working with with authors, bloggers or long-time DoD managers, GovCentral aims to deliver you the highest quality content on the web. Browse our list of Featured Writers below. Click to their websites, and get to know them better! Johnathon S. Feit Jonathon Feit is ...
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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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    Are Federal Workers Overpaid?

    Are Federal Workers Overpaid?
    The Cato Institute, a libertarian leaning think tank, suggests that the average federal worker is paid more than the average private-sector employee, especially when fringe benefits like health insurance and pensions are factored in. Nancy Folbre, Economics Professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in a recent New York Times article, wanted to explore if there was any merit to these ...
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    Growing Federal Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing

    Growing Federal Jobs: Advanced Manufacturing
    Government jobs in manufacturing encourage creativity and analytical thinking. Ideas can be tested and implemented almost immediately, and the inspiration a single person brings to the job could spawn the newest development in government technology. For this reason, those who want a career that is meaningful, exciting and rewarding, should consider advanced manufacturing. Whether your interest lies in production, engineering or ...
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    Growing Federal Jobs: Aerospace

    Growing Federal Jobs: Aerospace
    Hundreds of government-funded American companies, along with NASA and other federal agencies, are in serious need of quality Aerospace and Defense Sector workers. Government aerospace workers often work collaboratively with major sectors of the aerospace industry, including commercial air, space exploration, national defense, and research and development. U.S. aerospace employment currently totals over a million professionals working in good-paying jobs. With ...
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    The Thirteen Worst Networking Mistakes

    The Thirteen Worst Networking Mistakes
    You wouldn't wear jeans to a job interview, but do you pay as much attention to job-hunting etiquette when networking? If you're approaching potential contacts in an offhand way, you may be putting them off entirely. Learn what the most common networking mistakes are so you don't have to make them. h4. Waiting Many people start networking only after they've lost ...
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    BREAKING: USAJobs' Search Is New (and Easier to Use)

    BREAKING: USAJobs' Search Is New (and Easier to Use)
    The BASIC Search on USAJobs is now easy to read - in one second - you can see the number of jobs in each city, each each job category and for each agency. This is a WONDERFUL improvement for the basic search tool. The new basic search now features an easy-to-read list of job search options by Agency, Location and Occupation, ...
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    Networking Secret #2: Make Business Relationships Personal

    Networking Secret #2: Make Business Relationships Personal
    The most common mistake people make when building relationships for success is treating business contacts differently than personal friends. Just think for a moment about the people you work with on a professional level who are also close, personal friends. Aren't they always more forgiving when you slip up and more helpful when you're in need? Of course! I guarantee your ...
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