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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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    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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    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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    10 Government Careers That Earn $70K+

    The Federal government is looking to fill 273,000 mission critical positions in the next three years. Why wait that long? GovCentral analyzed the 10 areas projected to see the largest growth and hand-picked current openings that all earn over $70,000. Special thanks to the Partnership for Public Service and their recent publication Where the Jobs Are report for help in ...
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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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    “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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    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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    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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    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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    Getting a Government Job - Frequently Asked Questions

    These FAQs are intended to answer some of the most common questions we receive here at GovCentral asking how to land a career as a government worker. We encourage anyone interested in a government career to begin their journey by using the comprehensive guides we have put together. These guides cover everything you’ll need to know on how to separate yourself ...
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    FBI Job Fairs

    [widget:job_fairs] The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with the DEA and CIA, participates in many job fairs each year. Many FBI representatives have stated that they expect all attendees to bring resumes and dress processionally, and try to keep conversations at job fairs on-topic and as productive as possible. *Please Note*: The FBI is not a sponsor of the following ...
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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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    Largest Federal Departments

    Largest Federal Departments
    When looking for employment, it makes sense to concentrate your efforts in areas that have the greatest opportunities. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) reports that the five largest departments employ close to half of the 2.7 million federal civilian workers, with opportunities for everyone from janitors to judges. Check out profiles for the five largest federal departments below and link ...
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    Intelligence Agency Job Fairs

    h3. Hiring Events [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] ● CivilianJobs.com, Job Fair Ft. Lewis, WA 4/14/2009 ● CivilianJobs.com, Job Fair Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, WA 4/15/2009 ● Corporate Job Fair Greenbelt, MD 4/14/2009 ● Arab American Festival Houston, TX 4/18/2009-4/19/2009 ● Intelligence Careers, Career Fair FT Carson, CO 4/21/2009 ● Intelligence Careers, Career Fair Peterson AFB, CO 4/22/2009 ● MOAA Career Fair Walter E. Washington Convention ...
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    Security Clearance Job Fairs

    These career expo's and job fairs are all created for the purpose of granting cleared government workers the opportunity to advance their careers without having to go through a time-consuming filtering process which separates them out applicants who have no security clearance. h3. Career Fairs ● Maryland's TechExpo Top Secret 04/21/09 BWI Marriott - Baltimore, MD Security Clearance REQUIRED [widget:job_fairs] ● ...
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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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    National Security Agency Job Fairs

    Find out what life is like at NSA. Attend an NSA recruiting event where you can talk with an NSA recruiter, get to know our Agency and explore great career opportunities. Note: You will be expected to bring a resume and an unofficial transcript to many of these hiring events. [widget:3_quiz_list_widget] h3. Hiring Events Check below to see when the NSA ...
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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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    Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy

    Hot Federal Jobs in a Cool Economy
    The US Government needs you! Yes, the government is hiring Information Technologists, Scientists Supply Specialists, Logistics Management Specialists, Administrative Officers, Administrative Specialists, Program Analysts and other “Mission Critical Skills” positions. You may not need an advanced degree or a security clearance in order to qualify for the jobs listed below, all of which pay competitively, and are quite stable. Consider the ...
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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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