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FEMA Jobs — Are You Interested Working for FEMA?

September 14, 2017

We are praying for all those that were in the path of Hurricane Irma and our thoughts and continued prayers are with those affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas. As Hurricane Harvey hit land in Texas and the devastation continues to unfold, many folks wonder how they can help. While it’s frustrating to watch and […]

Federal Resume — 7 Tips that Produce Interviews and Jobs

August 18, 2017

  7 Federal Resume Tips that Produce Interviews and Jobs Writing a great federal resume is like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. It involves both art and science. Art and creativity is needed to turn a dry document into something that hiring decision makers find appealing, interesting, and readable. The science is more practical. It’s the […]

Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Application to Open in 2017 – Are You Prepared?

August 4, 2017

ALJ Application to Open in 2017 – Are You Prepared? News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, August 03, 2017 Contact: Office of Communications Tel: 202-606-2402 Statement from the U.S. Office of Personnel Management Regarding the 2017 Administrative Law Judge Examination Washington DC – The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is announcing it will open […]

Warming Up for the Job Interview

July 28, 2017

Warming Up for the Job Interview I do something that I don’t think anyone else does. I warm up before a game. Baseball and basketball players warm up, so why shouldn’t the announcer warm up?                                                               –Chick Hearn You might not remember Chick Hearn, but you certainly know some of the phrases he coined. “Slam […]

What happened to the Company Man?

July 20, 2017

Career and Company Rex Tillerson was a company man. Before becoming Secretary of State, Tillerson worked an entire career with ExxonMobil Corporation. He joined the company out of college as an engineer and worked his way up through the ranks, becoming CEO in 2006. In the oil industry, the “company man” is the man in […]

The Federal Government is Still Running . . . and Hiring

June 30, 2017

 The Federal Government is Still Running . . . and Hiring After a hiring freeze and amidst all of the rhetoric about shrinking government, the gears of the federal bureaucracy still turn and jobs are still being filled. We’ve written a lot over the past month or two about options for federal employees who are […]

Your Personal Brand and Your Career

June 30, 2017

Your Personal Brand and Your Career Personal Branding. It’s a phrase that may make you uneasy. It evokes thoughts of media personalities or perhaps of one now famous semi-politician whose name is mounted in gold letters over the main entrances of hotels worldwide. If you’re naturally skeptical, you’ll blow off the whole concept of personal […]

Federal Position on USAJobs: Better Business Bureau Client Review

June 27, 2017

Click above for complete review on BBB. Anyone who has ever applied to a federal position on USA Jobs can understand how intimidating the application process can be. As a tenured Federal employee, I was having difficulty finding a new position within the Federal landscape. After screening several professional resume writing services, I contacted Career […]

Soft Skills: What are they and Why do you need them?

June 27, 2017

You’ve surely heard the term before and you probably have some idea of what “soft skills” are. Over the past few years, people-oriented soft skills have been a hot topic in the HR community. To be more precise, HR folks talk a lot about the difficulty of finding candidates that possess soft skills along with […]

Government Jobs in Limbo: Federal Hiring Update

June 20, 2017

In Catholic theology, purgatory or limbo describes an after-death location that is somewhere between heaven and hell. While the state of affairs for federal workers certainly isn’t that dire, it’s increasingly evident that advancement and even continuing employment may upcoming challenges that face many who had planned a government career. Here’s an update of the […]

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