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Insider's Guide to the Federal Hiring Process

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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: (Amazon) B004LGTNNE
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Insider's Guide to the Federal Hiring Process
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Table of Contents

Introduction 7
Navigating the Government Maze 7
2010 FEDERAL HIRING REFORM 8
How the Process Has Changed 10
Instructions for Applying On-Line 11
CATEGORY RATING 12
Qualifications Listed In Job Announcements 12
THE POSITION DESCRIPTION 13
Position Description Example 15
Supervisory Web Publishing Specialist, GS-1001-14 15
HOW DO I FIND THE PD FOR MY JOB? 23
Step 1. A little research goes a long way 24
Step 2: Find the appropriate job family 24
Step 3: Find the Occupational Information your job 24
Step 4:What grade should I apply for? 26
Step 5 . The Grade Conversion Point Table 27
Step 6: Start counting 27
VETERANS' PREFERENCE 41
WRITING THE RESUME 43
HOW TO WRITE A FEDERAL RESUME 45
SAMPLE RESUME 49
THE THREE PRINCIPAL GOVERNMENT HIRING METHODS 54
THE AGENCIES’ EVALUATION AND APPLICATION SCORING PROCESS 54
USAJOBS and Recruitment One Stop (ROS) 54
Resumix 55
AVUE Digital Services 55
QuickHire 55
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE THE GOVERNMENT TO EXTEND AN OFFER? 56
WHICH APPLICATION FORMAT SHOULD I USE? 57
MOST VALUABLE TIPS 58
Federal application vs. private-industry résumé 59
Areas of Evaluation 60
FIRST THINGS FIRST… HOW DO YOU FIND YOUR DREAM JOB? 60
What are the Competencies for my Job? 60
Completing Other Types of Resumes 61
Completing a résumé on-line 61
Mailing your résumé 61
SAMPLE FEDERAL, SCANNABLE RÉSUMÉ 62
QUALITY RANKING FACTORS (KSAs) 68
What are the KSAs? 68
Why are KSAs so important? 69
What should I include in the KSAs? 69
SAMPLE RANKING INTERVIEW WORKSHEET 69
RATING SCALE 70
Keywords to Include in Your KSA response dealing with Finances, Budget, or Accounting 73
Keywords to Include in your KSA response dealing with Oral Presentations and Ability to Communicate Orally 75
SAMPLE RESUMES 77
POSITION TITLE: Criminal Investigator 1811 77
POSITION TITLE: Administrative Technician GS – 303 83
POSITION TITLE: IT Specialist (SysAdmin) GS-2210 87
SAMPLE KSA RESPONSES 91
TYPES OF FEDERAL EMPLOYMENT, SERVICE AND PAY SYSTEMS 99
TYPES OF FEDERAL PAY SYSTEMS 100
2011 SALARY TABLES 101
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 105


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