How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job (2nd Edition)


This guide gives you all the tools and advice you need to get a government job, internship, or fellowship.

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By Lily Madeleine Whiteman

With a whopping 200,000 people hired by the federal government each year both nationwide and overseas, the federal government is the nations largest employer. But federal jobs are not always easy to get – especially if you approach the job search process the same way you would for private sector employment.

Federal employment requires a different set of strategies and behind-the-scenes information on what really works and what doesnt. Now you can find out exactly what it takes to nail a great federal job, internship, or fellowship with this all-new second edition of this bestselling classic.
You’ll learn how to:
  • Locate every appealing job or promotion for which you qualifyincluding unadvertised openings.
  • Impress federal hiring managers online, on paper a and in personcrucial tips culled straight from the gatekeepers!
  • Model your application materials on the most persuasive résumés and door-opening cover letterseach included on the accompanying CD.
  • Negotiate a top salary (often thousands of dollars a year above what is initially offered!)
  • Pass formidable security clearance processes and expertly handle potentially deal-busting problems.
  • Access special hiring programs for young professionals, women, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Accelerate your rise up the federal career ladderwith pivotal advancement strategies available nowhere else.
With this up-to-the-minute book and invaluable disc packed with resumes, templates, checklists, and tracking sheets, plus inside tips on how to easily write eye-catching, impressive appli­cation essays (all of which are also available for easy access online), youll beat out the competition to land a sought-after federal job.
288 pages. Softcover. 2012.

See also: Landing a Great Federal Job (set of two books).




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