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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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    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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    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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    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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    Government Finance Careers

    Government Finance Careers
    With nearly 3 million employees, the federal government is the nation's biggest employer. It offers positions for everyone from high school graduates to PhDs, while state and local governments employ another 7.3 million people. You may think every bureaucrat on the planet works inside the Washington, DC, beltway, but a surprising 84 percent of federal jobs are actually outside the DC-metropolitan ...
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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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    2011 Federal Government Jobs Outlook

    2011 Federal Government Jobs Outlook
    A midyear election in which candidates ran against Washington and a troubled economy have put downward pressure on government hiring, but there are still plenty of federal job openings in Uncle Sam’s shop. [gate] In the first half of fiscal year 2010 (October 2009 to March 2010) the government employment market was brisk -- 58,893 new employees were hired in full-time, ...
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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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    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 - Most In-demand Federal Occupations (November 2010)

    Government Job Report - Most In-demand Federal Occupations (November 2010)
    Government hiring trends continue to proceed along two diverging tracks as the federal government displays steady growth while local and state governments continue staff reductions as a result of tough budget conditions. In the most recent report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 352,000 Government job openings on the last business day of August 2010. The job opening rate ...
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    Are Local Governments Hiring?

    Are Local Governments Hiring?
    Hiring conditions in many cities are tough, but not hopeless. As local governments balance their budgets by cutting services, dipping into their rainy day fund or seek new sources of revenue (yes that means tax increases), they are still looking for critical hires in certain areas. What are these critical hires? It varies from city to city, but most will be ...
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    Top Hiring Federal Agencies September 2010

    Top Hiring Federal Agencies September 2010
    Transitioning to the fall, federal government hiring is continuing to chug along with a great demand for qualified job candidates. According to the most recent job figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the federal government had over 70,000 job openings in July and hired 39,000 people. This indicates an increasing demand for labor in the federal government for long-term ...
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    Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010

    Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010
    The summer is still heating up and so is hiring for the federal government. We've compiled the list of offices and agencies that have hundreds and thousands of openings across the country. Check out our top 15 agencies hiring for the month of August. Check out the list: Top Hiring Federal Agencies August 2010 From our analysis, the Department of Veteran ...
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    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips

    Last-Minute Interview Prep Tips
    Interviews can be pretty intimidating, so it's understandable if you put off prepping for the big day because of nerves. Lucky for you, we've put together a cheat sheet of last-minute interview prep tips, whether your interview is tomorrow afternoon — or two hours from now. Procrastinators, rejoice. You still have a chance at that job! 1. Dress Code Looking the ...
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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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    2010 FBI Career Fairs

    2010 FBI Career Fairs
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the DEA and CIA, will participate in a large number of career fairs in 2010. Many FBI representatives have stated that they expect all attendees to bring resumes and dress professionally, and try to keep conversations at job fairs on-topic and as productive as possible. Information listed taken from the Federal Bureau of Investigation's ...
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