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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    The 25 Federal Agencies Hiring the Fastest

    The 25 Federal Agencies Hiring the Fastest
    Federal agencies fill their jobs like private industry. Most Federal agencies are responsible for their own hiring actions. It's important for all federal job seekers to keep on top of which agencies are hiring the most and what positions they are hiring for. Since the federal government keeps track of which agencies have the most vacancies to fill, we can disseminate ...
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    Criminal Investigator

    Special agents are charged with two missions: protection and investigations. During the course of their careers, special agents carry out assignments in both of these areas and may be assigned to multiple duty stations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Special agents are authorized by law to protect the United States President, Vice President, President-elect, Vice President-elect, their immediate families, former Presidents, ...
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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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    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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    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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    5 Most Exciting Government Jobs

    5 Most Exciting Government Jobs
    Fresh ideas. Innovative viewpoints. Commitment to the highest standards of excellence. A thrilling, almost grueling physical component. Doesn't sound like the average job for the federal government, right? Perhaps not. But just because every government job isn't thrilling, we should not come to the conclusion that EVERY government job is boring. In fact, I was so tired of hearing people stereotype ...
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    Step 5: Network for Success

    Step 5: Network for Success
    Networking is one of the most important aspects of the work you will do as you search for a government job - in fact, about 60 percent of all applicants will find their job through networking. And yet, it is often overlooked by applicants. This guide will help you learn how to leverage GovCentral's resources in order to become an expert ...
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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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    Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job

    Five Steps to a State or Local Gov't Job
    Frustrated searching for a federal job? It may not all be your fault. Though government spending is still increasing, the growth of new federal government jobs is actually slowing down. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, federal government employment is expected to decrease by 3.7 percent by 2016. Though there will still be several thousands of federal vacancies due to ...
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    5 Reasons to Get a Local or State Gov't Job

    5 Reasons to Get a Local or State Gov't Job
    Over 8 million Americans are currently employed by local and state government organizations, and another 1.4 million jobs are expected to be created by 2014. Together, these jobs are recognized as one of the largest employers in the entire US economy. If you're serious about finding a government job, you should not overlook opportunities to work in local and state government. ...
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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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    Step 2: Federal Hiring Process

    Many Federal agencies fill their jobs like private industry by allowing applicants to contact the agency directly for job information and application processing. But, while the process is similar, there are significant differences due to the many laws, executive orders, and regulations that govern Federal employment. Many years ago, applicants who passed the civil service test were placed on standing registers ...
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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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    Highest Paying Federal Careers for 2008

    Highest Paying Federal Careers for 2008
    It is important for all federal job seekers to keep on top of which positions are in greatest demand and pay the highest salaries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) keeps track of the highest paying federal careers - updated annually, this list should help job seekers to be aware of what a top-notch government job looks like. Here is a ...
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