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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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    Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX: Federal Jobs Overview

    Dallas/Ft.Worth, TX: Federal Jobs Overview
    The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington metropolitan area, a title designated by the U.S. Census as of 2003, encompasses 12 counties within the U.S. state of Texas. the metropolitan area has a population of 6 million. The Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington MSA is the largest metropolitan area in Texas and the fourth-largest in the United States. Most Federal job openings in Dallas/Ft. Worth are engineering, inspection, ...
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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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    Veterans Health Administration

    Veterans Health Administration
    The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) manages one of the largest healthcare systems in the world.VHA physicians, nurses, and health care givers provide nearly 5 million veterans, and their families, per year with quality medical treatment. VHA personnel practice all medical specialties and provide medical and rehabilitative treatment of all kinds, from acute to long term care. The VHA has a preeminent ...
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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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    Contract Specialist

    Contract Specialist
    At the Customs and Border Patrol, contract specialists solicit, negotiates, administers, closes-out and terminates purchase orders and contracts. A wide variety of commodities are acquired including furniture, telecommunication equipment, ammunition, surveillance equipment, and various services and maintenance efforts. Additional duties may include developing, implementing and reviewing contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, price/cost analysis and a wide variety of procurement activities. You ...
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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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    Peace Corps Job Fairs

    The Peace Corps is one of the world's most successful and respected development organizations. Part of the Peace Corps' success is due to the dedicated people who work behind the scenes to support the agency and the thousands of Volunteers serving overseas. Peace Corps employees enjoy challenging and interesting jobs. They provide program and medical support, recruit new Peace Corps Volunteers, ...
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    Department of Education

    Department of Education
    The U S. Department of Education is the agency of the federal government that establishes policy for, administers, and coordinates most federal assistance to education. It assists the president in executing his education policies for the nation and in implementing laws enacted by Congress. The Department's primary mission is to serve America's students, to ensure that all have equal access to ...
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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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    Careers in Government that Earn 60k+

    Careers in Government that Earn 60k+
    Despite some chatter on Capitol Hill about imposing a hiring freeze for the federal government, GovCentral is still confident in sustained employment growth for the next two to three years. This bodes well for job seekers that are looking to start a career in public service or transition from the military or private sector. Last week we listed the most in-demand ...
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    Government Job Report - Top Hiring Federal Agencies (December 2009)

    Government Job Report - Top Hiring Federal Agencies (December 2009)
    Government hiring has continued to decline slightly due to the recession, but there are still more job openings than jobs hired. The most current data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics is September 2009. Preliminary figures list 267,000 job openings and 258,000 hires at the federal, state, and local level. Less than 4 percent of current job openings were left unfilled. ...
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    Lose the Cube: More Outdoor Government Careers

    In our second installment of our ongoing series Lose the Cube: Outdoor Government Jobs we're focusing specifically on careers at the Department of the Interior. A Brief History The Department of Interior was established in 1849 on the eve of President Zachary Taylor's inauguration. The Department focuses on natural resource management as well as wildlife conservation. Today the Department manages ...
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    Lose The Cubicle: GovCentral's Best Outdoor Careers

    Lose The Cubicle: GovCentral's Best Outdoor Careers
    Some people prefer to get away from the office park and thrive working in the national park. GovCentral has compiled some of the most adventurous and thriving outdoor careers that let you lose the cubicle for a little fun. Read on to find out some of the best outdoor careers...only at GovCentral. Here's some of the careers we've spotted for you. ...
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