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    Secret Service - Most Exciting Government Jobs

    Secret Service - Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Want to stay on the cutting edge in your technical discipline? Want to sharpen your analytical talents? Want to delve into the language and culture of other countries? Want to work on issues that affect Americans’ national security? Fundamentally a law enforcement career choice, a job with the Secret Service will certainly be exciting. Do you have what it takes for ...
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    Conclusion: Are You Successful? Can You Advance?

    Conclusion: Are You Successful? Can You Advance?
    Congratulations! Now that you're settling into your government job, you're starting to reap the benefits of an aspiring career, with all of the responsibility and hard work that comes with it. How should you proceed? Avoid the 10 Worst Government Job Blunders Now that you’ve landed yourself a sweet government job, you’ve got to worry about your performance. We’ve all heard ...
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    Step 9: Taking the Oath: Security, Confidentiality, and Ethics

    Step 9: Taking the Oath: Security, Confidentiality, and Ethics
    Getting sworn into office is a major accomplishment, and signifies that you have met all of your agency's high standards to become an employee of the U.S. government. Taking the oath and beginning your work for the government represents a transition into a position with more responsibility, integrity, and pride than many other career paths can offer. As a civil servant, ...
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    Step 8: Time to Apply

    Step 8: Time to Apply
    You've done the preliminary research, and you're finally ready to apply to one or several of the 193,000+ positions the U.S. Government will be looking to fill over the next two years. Read these tips to make sure you've covered all bases: if you miss some required information, or neglect an important aspect of your application, you will cost yourself a ...
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    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams

    Step 6: Getting Ready for the Exams
    If you're serious about working for the government, it's time to get serious about your performance on civil service exams, entrance exams, KSA ratings, and other methods of assessment used by government employers. Although not every government agency will administer written exams, all agencies are interested in assessing each applicant's profile before an actual interview takes place. In the agency's opinion, ...
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    10 Tips on Visiting a Recruiter

    Recruiters are well-trained, committed professionals who can answer a lot of your questions about what it's like in the federal government. Recruiters are also very up-front: they face demanding schedules and cannot possibly tell you everything you would like to hear. Therefore, your job is to become a detective - ask plenty of questions! This will ensure that you are given ...
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    Step 5: Network for Success

    Step 5: Network for Success
    Networking is one of the most important aspects of the work you will do as you search for a government job - in fact, about 60 percent of all applicants will find their job through networking. And yet, it is often overlooked by applicants. This guide will help you learn how to leverage GovCentral's resources in order to become an expert ...
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    Step 4: Which Agency is Right for You?

    Step 4: Which Agency is Right for You?
    There are thousands of different government jobs to choose from, and an infinite amount of paths to take as you embark upon your career in government work. Would you like to work for the Department of Defense? The Department of Veteran Affairs? The Environmental Protection Agency? Do you want to focus your talents on highly specialized work, or provide more general ...
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    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers

    Government Careers vs. Civilian Careers
    A government career is like a civilian career in many ways: for the most part, you work a regular job while attempting to keep your life, family, bills, housing, car, etc. in order. You will work with other people, have a boss, and have to exhibit initiative if you want to get ahead. On the other hand, working for the federal ...
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    Getting a Government Job - Frequently Asked Questions

    These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at GovCentral asking how to land a career as a government worker. We encourage anyone interested in a government career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know on how to separate yourself ...
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    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready

    Step 3: Decide if You're Ready
    Will you fit in with other government workers? Why are you interested in joining? Are you old enough to get the job you're looking for? Do you have a criminal record? Are you a US citizen? Take the time to carefully consider questions such as these. The more you educate yourself on the basic requirements you must meet to succeed as ...
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    Are You Eligible for a Federal Job?

    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intend of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't end up wasting time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. The qualifying rules differ vastly depending on what department you're interested in working for, so this might also be a good time ...
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    Independent Agency Overview

    More than 200 years ago, the founders of the United States gathered in Philadelphia to create a constitution for a new national government and transform America into a self-governing nation. The Federal Government of the United States has been the centralized governmental system of America since the signing of the original U.S. Constitution, and operates with three branches: legislative, executive, and ...
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    General Services Administration

    General Services Administration
    The mission of the General Services Administration (GSA) is to monitor and improve the service federal agencies offer to the people of the United States. The GSA is responsible for setting management policies in place, providing services during acquisitions, and ensure financial accountability of other government departments and agencies. The GSA also works to simplify citizen access to government information and ...
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    Social Security Administration

    Social Security Administration
    The Social Security Administration's mission is to advance the economic security of the United States through implementing trustworthy and effective Social Security programs. There is currently a lot of discussion about the future of Social Security in America. Despite a lot of hype about the possibility of cutting Social Security funding, there are no plans to cut benefits for retirees. In ...
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    Step 1: Learn about Government Careers

    Step 1: Learn about Government Careers
    Many people have a preconceived notion of what it's like to work for the government based on sensational clips from the news and Hollywood movies. But what is it really like as an employee of the US Government? How many employees work for the recently created Homeland Security Department? What degree do you need to be highly qualified for the Department ...
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    Federal Department Overview

    Federal Department Overview
    More than 200 years ago, the founders of the United States gathered in Philadelphia to create a constitution for a new national government and transform America into a self-governing nation. The Federal Government of the United States has been the centralized governmental system of America since the signing of the original U.S. Constitution, and operates with three branches: legislative, executive, and ...
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    Department of the Treasury

    Department of the Treasury
    The Department of the Treasury is the primary federal agency responsible for the economic and financial prosperity and security of the United States, and as such is responsible for a wide range of activities including advising the President on economic and financial issues, promoting the President’s growth agenda, and enhancing corporate governance in financial institutions. In the international arena, the Department ...
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    Veterans Affairs

    Veterans Affairs
    The mission of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is 'to meet the needs of the Nation's veterans and their families today and tomorrow'. The VA workforce aims to function as a single, comprehensive service provider to the men and women who serve the Nation. The Five Goals of the Veterans Affairs Department: ● *Strategic Goal 1:* Restore the capability ...
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    Department of the Air Force

    Department of the Air Force
    The mission of the United States Air Force is to deliver sovereign options for the defense of the United States of America and its global interests - to fly and fight in Air, Space, and Cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, ...
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