Find Your Federal Job Fit

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The first part of this book discusses how to find the right occupation, develop a vision for your career, assess yourself, develop essential skills, and create a career plan. The second part overviews the federal government as an employer.

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By Janet Ruck and Karol Taylor
 
Many people know that federal jobs are often a hot ticket to good pay, great benefits, security, and a flexible schedule. Yet, few have any idea which federal jobs fall into this category, let alone the type of jobs that suit them best.
 
This guide demystifies the career-decision-making process and gives valuable insight about government job seeking.
 
The first part of this book discusses how to find the right occupation, develop a vision for your career, assess yourself, develop essential skills, and create a career plan. The second part overviews the federal government as an employer.
 
Readers learn about jobs’ benefits and locations, discover how to match themselves to jobs and agencies, and uncover which skills the government prefers most.
 
The authors reveal insider advice on the federal hiring process, including:
  • guidance on resumes
  • interviewing
  • networking
  • vacancy announcements
  • distinguishing yourself
  • common mistakes federal job seekers make
Features and benefits of this book:
  • Covers the top skills the federal government needs and recruits for.
  • Explains how readers can enhance their skills.
  • Covers the importance of networking, including networking through social media.
  • Describes the top 10 federal occupations in demand.
  • Includes assessments, sample resumes and cover letters, sample vacancy announcements, samples of competency-based and behavioral-based interview questions, and much more.
  • Includes special hiring information for students, veterans, people with disabilities, and ex-offenders.
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Introduction
Part I: Understanding Federal Job Search Basics
Chapter 1: 11 Common Mistakes That Federal Job Seekers Make
Chapter 2: The Federal Government as an Employer

Part II: Understanding Yourself
Chapter 3: Knowing Yourself: Who Are You, Really?
Chapter 4: Developing Your Career Identity: Why Do You Work?

Part III: Getting Familiar with Federal Opportunities
Chapter 5: Introducing Federal Departments and Agencies and Federal Jobs
Chapter 6: Skills the Federal Government Is Seeking

Part IV: Translating YOU to the Federal Government
Chapter 7: Finding Your Fit in the Federal Government
Chapter 8: Closing Your Skills Gap
Chapter 9: Creating Your Career Plan

Part V: Getting a Federal Job
Chapter 10: The Federal Job Application Process: Worth the Effort
Chapter 11: Interviewing for a Federal Job

256 pages. 6 x 9. Softcover. 2012.
 
 
IJW
 
0911

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