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Tip# 1 How to Start Your Job Search

Tip# 2 How to Select Your Occupation

Tip# 3 How to Prepare Your Application

Tip# 4 How to Interview for Job Openings

Tip# 5 How to Change Careers Within Govt

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I am very satisfied: the information contained in the material - Federal Job Winner's Tips Series - is more than what I expected.  They contained so many valuable tips and information to help a new federal job hunter successfully land a Federal job.  They're really very good.  Thank you so much!

Have you hit a roadblock in your search for a Federal job?  Are you applying for jobs and not getting any response?  Or worse, are you being rated "unqualified" for jobs you know you are qualified for?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then it's time for you to learn how to effectively navigate the "Federal Hiring Maze."

This is our series of small but powerful booklets designed to help you find and win the federal job you want. Known collectively as the FEDERAL JOB WINNER'S TIPS, the books are written for both the first-time federal job hunter and the career government employee. 

These booklets have one goal: To help you build the most rewarding and fulfilling federal career possible.  Purchase individually at $5.00 each or purchase the complete set for $20.00.

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Tip # 1 - How to Start Your Job Search

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE FEDERAL JOB MARKET

You're about to embark on a venture that could determine the course of your working life for years to come you've decided to seek a job with the federal government. 

Perhaps you're new to the federal job hunting community. If so, you may find the process complicated. Even those who work for the government may be overwhelmed occasionally by the recruiting system. After all, the U.S. government is the nation's largest employer and the word "government" is, unfortunately, synonymous with red tape. Still, there's no reason to be daunted by the federal hiring process or its specialized terminology.  

By taking the time to understand how the system works, you can reduce frustrations and concentrate your job-hunting energies on the areas that offer you the greatest potential.

Tip # 1 will start you on the right path to your finding a federal job!

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TIP #2 - How to Select Your Occupation

AN INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL OCCUPATIONS

Your interest in this booklet shows that you recognize the importance of doing your homework before you dash off in all directions in pursuit of this government job or that one. Your approach is a good one that can reduce your personal frustration and increase the likelihood that you will find and win the job you want. You can also save both time and effort.

You can accomplish this by focusing first, not on government jobs, but on the government occupations (1) that interest you and (2) for which you are qualified.

In fact, without a good understanding of how government occupations are classified, you may have a hard time figuring out which jobs you have a chance to win. But once you have identified those occupations for which you qualify, you can readily determine your government grade level, which establishes how much money you are eligible to earn. You'll then be ready to look for specific job openings and pursue them.

Tip # 2 will help you to match your skills with the right job!

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Tip #3 - How to Prepare Your Application

AN INTRODUCTION TO FEDERAL JOB APPLICATIONS

Although federal job hunters have some degree of flexibility when it comes to preparing a federal job application, this flexibility is sometimes overridden by requirements spelled out in a position's vacancy announcement.  When a hiring agency accepts paper applications, the job hunter may choose between specific forms (OF-612 or SF-171) or a resume.  The agency may require that the resume follow a specific format for electronic processing (such as Resumix or OCR scanning.)  And several agencies have started requiring "paperless" (on-line) applications.

As can be expected, the many options cause some confusion, especially among those new to federal hiring procedures.  Job hunters aren't always sure about the forms an agency will accept or how to choose from among the options.  They wonder if there are instances where one form is better than the others, and they question whether a resume will capture the attention of application review panels.

In this booklet, we discuss the various application alternatives available to job hunters, how they differ, and how they are alike and, in the process, we'll address such questions and doubts. We'll also pass on lots of proven tips and advice on how to give your application (whichever format you select) the impact it needs to win you the job you want.

Tip # 3 will keep help you choose the right application format!

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Tip #4 - How to Interview for Job Openings

AN INTRODUCTION TO JOB INTERVIEWS

As a job hunter, your obvious goal is to find and win the right job. To do this, you must achieve a number of intermediate goals that will put you ahead of your competitors. Of these, the most important is to land a job interview. It is from this position that you can catapult to the job you want. 

Technically, you don't need to be interviewed to get a federal job. But for those in professional occupations in the federal service, you rarely will receive an attractive job offer unless you have first been interviewed by your prospective employer. But it doesn't matter how many times you are interviewed if you don't get a job offer.  The most qualified candidate will be back on the street the next day if he or she doesn't make the right impression during an interview.  Unfortunately, some people are constantly working to expand their professional expertise, but neglect to develop the skills necessary to sell themselves in a face-to-face meeting.  

In this booklet, we'll show you how to prepare for an interview by doing your homework, anticipating questions and planning your answers in order to gain the self-confidence needed for an effective interview.

Tip # 4 will help take the "stress" out of the federal job interview!

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Tip #5 - How to Change Careers Within Government

AN INTRODUCTION TO A CAREER CHANGE

Some people think of it as a mid-course maneuver; to others, it's more like starting over. However you may label it, the mid-life career change is increasingly common in today's work force. No longer do you have to spend your entire working life in chemical engineering or personnel management just because that's where you started out at age 22. 

No longer do you have to be stalled on the top rung of your career ladder if you have the potential to climb - and courage to grab for - a different rung. It's now possible to significantly alter the direction of your work life without making major financial sacrifices.  Because of the highly structured way the government work force is organized, such a maneuver may be complicated for the career federal employee, but it can be done, and this tip booklet will show you the way.

Tip # 5 will guide you along your new course for federal employment!

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