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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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    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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    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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    Federal Job Fairs

    Federal Job Fairs
    For the most up-to-date information about government job fairs, check out GovCentral's Government Job Fair calendar. Attending job fairs is a terrific way to meet potential employers, practice your interviewing skills, and gain an appreciation for what skills and work experience are valued by each department. Furthermore, representatives you will meet at job fairs will give you personalized feedback on your ...
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    Denver, CO: Federal Jobs Overview

    Denver, CO: Federal Jobs Overview
    Denver is the largest city in Colorado and the economic center of the Mountain West region. The Denver-Aurora Metro Area has a population of nearly 3 million making it the 17th largest metropolitan area in the country. The Department of the Interior and the Veterans Health Administration are responsible for the bulk of the current surge in federal jobs in the ...
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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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    Electrical Engineers

    Electrical Engineers
    Engineers apply the principles of science and mathematics to develop economical solutions to technical problems. Their work is the link between scientific discoveries and the commercial applications that meet societal and consumer needs. More information can be found at BLS.gov
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    The Ultimate Government Job Search Tool

    The Ultimate Government Job Search Tool
    We understand the complexities of searching for government jobs: countless websites to surf, countless application forms and resume submission pools, different approaches to contacting recruiters and agencies. It's easy to get frustrated. GovCentral's editors have worked hard to come up new, fresh ways of organizing, ranking, and listing government job information. After pouring over dozens of labor reports, barely legible government ...
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