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What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Chase Nov 5, 2012. 18 Replies

From the civilian end-user perspective, I haven’t really seen it.The recent hiring reforms were supposed to make the Federal employment process much smoother. But I have not noticed much of an…Continue

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Julie Chase replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"I hate to break it to you Brian,but David Dean has it spot on.  If you are not a vet, you are not getting in.  At least in DoD, DoN.  Faghettaboutit.  I know a college grad, young man with a disability.  He has, like you,…"
Nov 5, 2012
Camille Roberts replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Hi Brian, I feel your frustration and hear about it every day from my clients. I agree, it is a frustrating process. The advice you have received here is awesome, specifically from Andrew, Ebony, Kim and especially about networking. I have been a…"
Nov 5, 2012
Kim Ellison replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Hi Brian - After reading your post and the responses, I went to your profile and noticed that you are in St Louis currently working on certificate and in a graduate program at WUSTL.  Here are few of my recommendations. The first thing you…"
Nov 2, 2012
David Dean replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"There is a non-competitive appointment process taht passes the "sniff test".  The Veterans Re-employment Act VRA), and direct appointment of service disabled veterans."
Nov 2, 2012
David Dean replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Still at it?  I am to.  OPM and I are discussing the Pathways Program in MSPB.  I am really enjoying it."
Nov 2, 2012
David Dean replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Mr. Brian: I know a bit about veterans preference.  There are a number of Federal court cases you can look up, and many more MSPB cases.  Veterans preference is a right.  You can find the right to veteran preference in USC Title 5,…"
Nov 2, 2012
Audrey Hudak replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Thanks Sterling! I'm already considering focusing my degree on finance, budgets are not going away! I am also thinking about getting a GIS Graduate Certificate, a growing field!"
Nov 2, 2012
Sterling Whitehead replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Audrey, if it's not too late, align you MPA electives with areas of growing (not shrinking) concern to the federal government. One area of growing concern are cyber (including technical skills and policy) through agencies like NSA and Homeland…"
Nov 2, 2012
Audrey Hudak replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"I must say, as an MPA student in Ohio, Brian's post really frightens me. I'm diligently working on a degree that I hope to use as a public servant. Please world, don't let all this hard work be for naught! Perhaps I need to broaden my…"
Nov 2, 2012
GovLoop replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Couple resources: -Our career resources section has lots of tips - http://www.govloop.com/group/rockyourresume/forum/topic/listForTag?tag=Rocking+Resource -Every week I select the top 10 jobs by various categories - sign up for email alerts at…"
Nov 2, 2012
Robert Bird replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Very good post!"
Nov 1, 2012
Tracey Harriot replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"I completely agree with Ebony's POV and advice. I would also add that your undergraduate and graduate institutions' career centers can be a great resource as well.  I know that the two schools I attended offer assistance to alumni the…"
Nov 1, 2012
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Nov 1, 2012
Ebony Scurry, PHR, GCDF-I replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"This paragraph really stuck out at me: “The process of wash, rinse, repeat with nothing to show for it... and the whole Federal culture has left me thoroughly demoralized. I’m almost 40, have tons in student loan debt and I have now…"
Nov 1, 2012
Sterling Whitehead replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"Brian, I sympathize with your situation. It's not easy getting into the "system". The best advice I ever received is stop bothering with online applications until you are told to apply. It's demoralizing and most likely a waste…"
Nov 1, 2012
Mark Hammer replied to Brian Edward J.'s discussion 'What Hiring Reform? The Federal Employment System from an Applicants Perspective'
"The Merit Systems Protection Board published a nice report around 2002 or 2004 which introduced (and rather bravely, I might add) the term "sham competition" to the discourse.  By "sham competition", they meant those…"
Oct 31, 2012

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