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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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Federal Accounting Careers

    Federal Accounting Careers
    Accountants advise on or administer, supervise, or perform professional accounting work relating to the financial activities of governmental, quasi-governmental, or private sector organizations. The work includes the design, development, operation, or inspection of accounting systems; the prescription of accounting standards, policies, and requirements; the examination, analysis, and interpretation of accounting data, records, or reports; or the provision of accounting or financial ...
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    Federal Information Technology Careers

    Federal Information Technology Careers
    Information technology workers are in high demand at nearly every federal agency. Often times these professionals are required to specialize in IT sectors such as security, data management, or system assurance. Many federal IT professionals are also required to possess a security clearance. Advance Your Career Request more information on Federal Accounting Careers Qualifications and Salaries Entry-level federal IT professionals usually ...
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    Hot Federal Jobs in 2008

    Hot Federal Jobs in 2008
    What are the hottest jobs in the federal government this year, and how do you get them? To find out, we conducted our annual interview with Monster Federal Career Coach and Gov’t/Public Service Careers message board expert Kathryn Troutman. Troutman is the author of the Federal Resume Guidebook as well as other books on strategies for the federal job search. _Monster_: ...
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    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?

    Are You Eligible for a Defense Job?
    Eligibility rules can be a little confusing. The intent of this page is to clarify some of the the complexities of eligibility rules so job hunters don't waste time applying for positions they cannot become eligible for. This page provides a run-down of the basic eligibility rules for each Department of Defense branch. You should always talk with a representative of ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Stimulus Package: Which Departments Will See a Boost?

    Stimulus Package: Which Departments Will See a Boost?
    Although 90% of the jobs created by the stimulus package will be private-sector jobs, many federal agencies will be receiving budget bailouts as a part of the stimulus package. The 2009 Stimulus Bill will supplement the budget of the following Government Agencies: The Main Departments [widget:2009stimuluspackage] 1) Department of Agriculture 2) Department of Commerce 3) Department of Justice 4) National Aeronautics ...
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