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    15 Toughest Interview Questions (and Answers!)

    1. Why do you want to work in this industry? Bad answer: “I love politics. I a huge fan of Obama and find his message for change very inspiring.” Don’t just say you like it. Anyone can do that. Focus instead on your history with government and especially in that agency, and if you can, tell a success story. Good answer: ...
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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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    50 Fastest Hiring Federal Agencies This Summer

    50 Fastest Hiring Federal Agencies This Summer
    Federal agencies fill job openings like the private industry: most agencies are responsible for their own hiring actions, and often deploy "hiring sprees" in order to fill a large number of essential positions rapidly. Important tip for federal job seekers: keep on track of the agencies that hire the most, and what positions they are hiring for. Since the federal government ...
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    High-Paying Stimulus Jobs You Can Get with No More Than a 4-Year Degree

    High-Paying Stimulus Jobs You Can Get with No More Than a 4-Year Degree
    President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus plan will create a number of relatively high-paying jobs for workers in construction, alternative energy, education and healthcare. While the best-paying jobs in those fields typically require at least a four-year degree, you can move into some well-paying stimulus-related jobs after spending half that time in college or training, according to Laurence Shatkin, author of Great ...
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    Agency Information Gateway

    Agency Information Gateway Doing your research? Here's a one-stop shop for information on government agencies with student employment opportunities. Studentjobs.gov has collected exclusive profile articles, as well as links to agency home pages and student employment information pages. Agency/ Office Profile Article Web Site Employment Information Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts N/A www.uscourts.gov Employment Information U.S. Air Force Article ...
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    Special Executive Service (SES) Jobs

    Special Executive Service (SES) Jobs
    The Senior Executive Service (SES) is comprised of the men and women charged with leading the continuing transformation of government. These leaders possess well-honed executive skills and share a broad perspective of government and a public service commitment which is grounded in the Constitution. The keystone of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978, the SES was designed to be a ...
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    Students and Recent Grads: Tackling Your Government Job Search

    Students and Recent Grads: Tackling Your Government Job Search
    The government is a great place to work right out of college - great benefits (especially nice when you aren't on your parents' tab anymore), awesome hours, and lots of holidays. And here's what your parents are going to love hearing: job security. But launching a career in government work can be a difficult thing, for many reasons. Many applicants are ...
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    Part-Time and Temporary Government Jobs Guide

    Part-Time and Temporary Government Jobs Guide
    If you aren't seeking a standard eight-hour, five-day-a-week position, a part-time or temp job might accommodate your schedule. "We have been successful in creating some job-sharing situations," says Michael Lynch, president of the Des Moines office of temporary-employment agency Manpower. "That means sometimes we'll assign two people to one job, allowing one person to work two days and the other to ...
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    Special Opportunities for the Non-Traditional Government Job Seeker

    Special Opportunities for the Non-Traditional Government Job Seeker
    Not all job-seekers are created equal. If your situation is different than most, you might need special advice to land that perfect job. We've gathered expert advice and articles to help disabled workers, part-time or temp jobs, students, Senior Executive Service, Veterans, and those without an advanced degree. Remember, many jobs need an advanced degree. Get more information here. Find more ...
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    Guide for Federal Job Seekers with Disabilities

    Guide for Federal Job Seekers with Disabilities
    Just because you have a physical limitation doesn't mean you can't work as well as the next guy. You are able to overcome your disability in your daily life, and you are eager to work! If you have a disability, you know it will more than likely affect a potential employer's attitude toward you. Even if your condition has no bearing ...
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    Senior Executive Service (SES) Resume Writing

    Senior Executive Service (SES) Resume Writing
    SES resume writing is an art form all of its own. Unlike any other application for a job, the federal government’s Senior Executive Service application practically demands that it be prepared by a seasoned professional in order to even have a chance at the job you are interested in. The top reason qualified candidates are rejected is because they do not ...
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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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    Viewpoint: Agencies Must Build a Skills-Based Workforce for the 21st Century

    Viewpoint: Agencies Must Build a Skills-Based Workforce for the 21st Century
    What will the Obama administration do to ensure development of a strong, skills-based federal workforce? Given the country's financial meltdown, ballooning deficits, deepening housing crisis and on-going national security challenges, this is a critical question to answer in coming months. Agencies must take a strategic, multifaceted approach to human capital planning. This means considering requirements across the spectrum, starting with workforce ...
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    An Obama Executive Order Limits Contractors' Hiring Options

    An Obama Executive Order Limits Contractors' Hiring Options
    Less than two weeks after his inauguration, President Obama signed a little-noticed executive order that could dramatically change how federal contractors staff their government projects. The Jan. 30 directive requires service providers that win follow-on contracts to offer jobs to nonmanagerial employees at the previous company. No positions can be advertised until former employees have been granted the right of first ...
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    Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career

    Top 25 Cities for Your Government Career
    Now more than ever, it’s important to get the best bang for your buck and live in a high job-growth area. And there’s no question about it — when it comes to economics, not every U.S. city is created equally. Why chase a great salary if your rent swallows most of it, unemployment is skyrocketing and you spend two hours a ...
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    Transfer Internally the Right Way

    If you've been selected for an internal transfer, congratulations. An internal transfer can be an opportunity to develop your skills, boost your visibility, expand your network and make more money. Internal transfers can be promotions or reassignments. They can occur as a reward for great work, to test your potential for more senior positions, or because you are the best or ...
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    Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown

    Green Government Jobs and Applicable Studies Breakdown
    Page 1: Introduction | Page 2: Education Related to Green Jobs (Primary) | Page 3: Education Related to Green Jobs (Secondary) | Page 4: Green Government Jobs and GS Numbers (Primary) | Page 5: Green Government Jobs and GS Numbers (Secondary) 1. Approach. This analysis examines “Blueprint for Change”, President elect Obama’s Plan for America. In particular, this is an examination ...
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    Top 50 Federal Occupations with Highest Number of Open Job Postings (April 2009)

    Top 50 Federal Occupations with Highest Number of Open Job Postings (April 2009)
    h4. Occupations with Top Number of Federal Job Openings As of April 15th, USAJobs.gov has listed these occupations as the top in demand jobs in the last calendar month. Below you'll find the USAJobs data, as well as other key information to landing one of these federal jobs. There are over 10,000 more jobs added since March! Remember, many of these ...
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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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    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them

    7 Job Search Time Wasters, and How to Avoid Them
    Looking for a job is, indeed, a full time job. And like any full time job, you probably waste a lot of time either completing tasks, or between them. The difference is, when you’re looking for work, you don’t have a boss to answer to. You are only accountable to yourself - and let’s face it, you kind of favor you. ...
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