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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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    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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    U.S. Maritime Administration

    U.S. Maritime Administration
    Department/Agency: U.S. Maritime Administration As an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation, the mission of the Maritime Administration is to promote the development and maintenance of an adequate, well-balanced United States merchant marine, sufficient to carry the Nation's domestic waterborne commerce and a substantial portion of its waterborne foreign commerce, and capable of serving as a naval and military ...
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    USAJOBS Keyword Search Tips

    As mentioned in other articles, GovCentral's Job Search technology now shows you job postings from the official government job database, USAJOBS. If you're not familiar with searching for jobs on USAJOBS, this document will give you some essential strategies for searching for the jobs you truly have interest in. h3. Basic Keyword Search If you know a the title or description ...
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    Astronaut | Aerospace Technician - Most Exciting Government Jobs

    Astronaut | Aerospace Technician - Most Exciting Government Jobs
    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Department of Commerce

    Department of Commerce
    The DOC promotes economic growth and security through export growth, sustainable economic development and economic information and analysis. It also conducts the national census, regulates patents and trademarks, and monitors the weather and oceans. Due to retirements, the DOC is expected to lose nearly one-sixth of its workforce by 2008. Filling these critical positions is a top priority for the Department, ...
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    Department of Housing and Urban Development

    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level. Number of Employees: 9,415 Career Fields: ● Administration / Program Management ...
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    Department of Transportation: Federal Jobs Overview

    DOT ensures a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets Federal government's vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future. The Department is currently focusing the majority of its hiring efforts to fill thousands vacant air traffic controller positions throughout the country. Number of Employees 52,273 Career Fields ...
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    Department of Labor

    Department of Labor
    The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements. It administers a variety of Federal labor ...
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    Federal Human Resources Careers

    Federal Human Resources Careers
    As more baby boomers retire, the staffing needs at most federal agencies will require constant attention and the need for entry-level and seasoned human resources professionals will be a top priority. Across all agencies, there is a need for human resources specialists who have knowledge of and experience with a wide range of HR concepts, practices, laws, regulations, policies, and precedents ...
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    National Park Service Careers

    National Park Service Careers
    More than 20,000 Americans work to preserve and protect the United States of America's most prominent natural, historical and recreational resources. They are the employees of the National Park Service (NPS). One of eight Department of the Interior bureaus, the NPS oversees 380 locations covering 83 million acres across the US and its territories. This range of responsibilities results in Park ...
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    Federal Social Work Opportunities

    How do you help a 27-year-old reservist - a carpenter in civilian life - find a new career when he's lost an arm in Iraq? What services can help the World War II vet whose retirement check doesn't stretch far enough? It takes a vast array of knowledge and skills to answer such questions. The social workers who serve the nation's ...
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    Careers at the CDC

    Careers at the CDC
    What's the best thing about working for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the world's top public health organizations? For Hilda Shepeard, a team leader and senior health communications specialist at CDC headquarters in Atlanta, it's not the prestige or pay: "There's an enormous opportunity to really do something meaningful -- you're touching people's lives." Here's a ...
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