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    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    6 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid
    Wondering which questions you'll be asked during your job interview? You should expect the usual ones, such as "Where do you see yourself in five years?" and "What's your greatest weakness?" But then there are more colorful questions, such as "What animal best describes you?" and "If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to ...
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    Homeland Security - Most Exciting Government Jobs

    Homeland Security - Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Representing the centralization of hundreds of smaller US Government jobs, Homeland Security has emerged as a new, well-funded, and extremely important industry after the September 2001 attacks. Homeland Security encompasses a broad range of activities, all of which are highly engaging - not to mention high risk. So, what type of jobs are exciting? Let's start with broad categories - further ...
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    Quiz Series: What's Your Government Specialty?

    Quiz Series: What's Your Government Specialty?
    You're interested in a career in Government work - but did you ever stop to think about what type of work, specifically, you are interested in doing? The field of Government work represents a multitude of career paths - would you prefer to be an Engineer for the Navy, designing ships and submarines, or an aerospace technologist for NASA? A chemist ...
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    Job Hunt To-Do-List: Checklist for an Economic Downturn

    Job Hunt To-Do-List: Checklist for an Economic Downturn
    Exciting job opportunities can arise when you least expect them, even during an economic downturn. But in a competitive job market waiting too long to respond could cost you the job of your dreams. We've all played the waiting game but Matthew Keeney, a New York-based performance artist, managed to turn waiting into an art form. Keeney waited in a Syracuse, ...
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    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone

    Monster iPhone App: Find Jobs with Your iPhone
    Thanks to Monster's new app for the iPhone and iPod touch, your job search can be right in the palm of your hands at all times. Monster designed the app to be the perfect complement to its website experience, giving you access to the Monster account you've already created online--including your resumes, your favorite job searches, your apply history, and so ...
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    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers

    “Where Will You Be in Five Years?” Answers
    “Where do you see yourself in five years?” — we all know the question. So why are we still stumped when someone asks this granddaddy of a ridiculous interview question in our interview? Here’s why – because most job seekers believe it has no relevance. The reason? No company can (or ever will) guarantee an employee a job for five years. ...
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    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work

    Times to Go with Your Gut at Work
    Ever get a hunch but can’t put your finger on why you feel the way you do? Perhaps it’s the way a coworker reacts to your proposal, or a strange feeling that your boss isn’t happy with your performance. Not everything can be worked out with a pro and con list. Much of working with people is following your intuition. And ...
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    Dinah Cohen: Helping Wounded Veterans Re-Enter the Workforce

    Dinah Cohen: Helping Wounded Veterans Re-Enter the Workforce
    It's not easy for a wounded veteran returning from Afghanistan or Iraq to secure a civilian job but Dinah Cohen and her team at the Defense department's Computer Electronic Accommodation Program (CAP) are working with medical experts to change that. Read the profile on Dinah Cohen By providing specialized computers software and electronics to veterans who are hearing and visually impaired, ...
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    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?

    Is Your Job-Seeking Behavior Proactive or Just Plain Desperate?
    If you’ve been unemployed for a while, you may be feeling a little desperate. But letting that show during your job search can be the kiss of death. So what exactly distinguishes desperate job search behavior from proactive behavior -- and how can you avoid the former? “When candidates are feeling desperate, negative or cynical, the employer can smell it a ...
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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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    Step 7: Write Your KSAs and Cover Letter

    What are KSA's? “KSA” is an abbreviation for knowledge, skills, and abilities. KSAs are attributes required to perform a job and which are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or training. KSAs are used as part of a rating process to determine which candidates are best qualified for a given position. Choose from the articles below to learn more about KSA's: ...
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    Combat Specialty Officer: Most Exciting Government Jobs

    Combat Specialty Officer: Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Are you a member of the US military considering a switch to a government job - but not willing to sit behind a desk in an air-conditioned office from 9 to 5? Combat specialty officers plan and direct military operations, oversee combat activities, and serve as combat leaders. As such, they are put in charge of tanks and other armored assault ...
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    25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government

    25 Highest Annual Salaries in Government
    If you're reading this, chances are you're looking for an internship, a job, or a higher salary. This time, we're attempting to cover all three subjects at once. Did you know that the 25 highest paying government jobs all pay over $50,000 per year? If not - or if you'd have trouble naming what these 25 jobs might be - this ...
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    General Schedule Pay Scale

    General Schedule Pay Scale
    Over 70 percent of the Federal workforce is paid according to the General Pay Scale. The scale can be difficult to understand for both new and even experienced Federal employees. This article attempts to clarify exactly how government wages are distributed to government employees. Each Federal job is given a specific rating from one to fifteen depending on the amount of ...
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    Agriculture Specialist

    Agriculture Specialist
    Agriculture Specialists use their scientific education and expertise to protect American agriculture and the food supply by preventing the introduction of harmful pests, plant and animal diseases and biological threats. You will also have the authority to seize prohibited or contaminated items which could cause great harm. Your training will allow you to make a difference in both the daily lives ...
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    Federal Accounting Careers

    Federal Accounting Careers
    Accountants advise on or administer, supervise, or perform professional accounting work relating to the financial activities of governmental, quasi-governmental, or private sector organizations. The work includes the design, development, operation, or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies, and requirements; the examination, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data, records, or reports; or the provision of accounting or financial ...
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    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer

    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer
    How to Become a Foreign Service Officer Step One - Choose a Career Path There are five career path one can follow as a Foreign Service Office. It's important to select the path you want to pursue in your application. • Consular: Consular Officers protect Americans abroad and strengthen U.S. border security • Economic: Economic Officers promote economic partnerships, development, and ...
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    Take Advantage of the Stimulus Package

    Take Advantage of the Stimulus Package
    Are you looking for a job, or afraid you might lose the one you have? President Obama thinks he can help you. Under President Obama's leadership, the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act passed the House of Representatives on January 28th, 2009. This 'stimulus package' is projected to create between three and four million new jobs. Three-quarters of these jobs are ...
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    Use GovCentral to Improve Your Job Searching

    Use GovCentral to Improve Your Job Searching
    GovCentral's job search capabilities offer a lot more value to those searching for government jobs than might be noticed at a first glance. We can help you find exactly the jobs you are looking for - this article will help you get the most out of your search for government jobs. Seven Secrets: Power Job Searching Awaits We can help you ...
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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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