CONTENTS - How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job

How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job

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TABLE of CONTENTS - How to Get a Federal Civil Service Job

TOPICS                                                                                                             

What Types of Federal Jobs Are Available - Where Are They Located? 
Which Federal Agencies Are Hiring? 
Civil Service Careers - An Overview 
Benefits of a Civil Service Career 
Working Hours and Conditions 
Civilian Service - Duration of Employment
Student Hiring Programs 
How Much Does a Civil Service Employee Earn?
Civil Service Pay Plans
The Federal Wage System
The General Schedule System
Senior Executive Service
Civil Service Demographics    

The Federal Civil Service Hiring Process
Overview of the Federal Hiring Process 
Eligibility for a Federal Civil Service Position
Federal Job Hiring Preferences 
Myths about Getting a Civilian Federal Job     

How to Correctly Use the USAJOBS Website
The USAJOBS Website Is the “Gatekeeper” to Federal Jobs!
Setting Up an Account on USAJOBS
Creating a Personal Profile on USAJOBS
Creating Resumes and Uploading Documents 
Searching for Federal Job Openings
How to Be the First to Hear about New Job Openings     

How to Create a High-Scoring Federal Resume
Federal Resumes Are Different from Corporate Resumes
Include Keywords and Key Descriptors in Your Resume
EXAMPLES of Key Words & Key Descriptors 
How to Use Numbers and Statistics
What to Include in Your Federal Resume 
Do NOT Include in Your Resume
How to Format Your Federal Resume
What to List in Your Federal Resume 
How to Use the USAJOBS Resume Builder Tool
Are Cover Letters Required for Federal Job Applications? 
Should You Use a Professional Federal Resume Writer?
EXAMPLES of High-Scoring Federal Resumes        

How to Score High on Supplemental (Assessment) Questions 
Be Careful with Supplemental Assessment Questions 
What Are KSAs? 
The Best Way to Answer Assessment Questions
EXAMPLES of High-Scoring Answers to Assessment Questions   

How to Ace a Federal Job Interview
How Federal Job Interviews Are Conducted
How to Prepare for a Federal Job Interview
Tips for Raising Your Interview Score
EXAMPLES Interview Questions and High-Scoring Answers   

APPENDIX

    A.  Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Positions   
    B.  Department of Defense Education Agency (DoDEA) 

    C:  Official Websites for Government Departments / Agencies 
    D:  Federal Civil Service Occupational Groups   
    E:  Glossary of Federal Civil Service Job Announcement Terms  
    F: Bibliography               

     

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