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Recruitment 411: An Employee’s Story: Darryl Eaton

One of things we enjoy discussing on this blog are the success stories of our employees. Since October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, it’s perfect time to introduce you to Darryl Eaton. Darryl’s story is just one example of the great things that happen when we celebrate the abilities of all employees.    

 

For nearly 24 years, I have enjoyed a thriving career with the IRS.  After completing my…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on October 23, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Recruitment 411: Working at a Downton Agency

Eric Erickson is writing Recruitment 411 for Julie this summer. When not working in the IRS Recruitment Office, he spends his time waiting for the January premiere of the third season of ‘Downton Abbey’ on PBS.

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on August 31, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: What kind of Work you Want May Dictate Where you Live

Eric Erickson is giving Julie a break from blogging. He is Julie’s communication colleague from Atlanta, one of the best cities to find a job in the federal government.

 

They say everything is…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on August 28, 2012 at 1:52pm — 3 Comments

Recruitment 411: Crafting a Gold Medal Résumé

Julie's communications colleague, Eric Erickson, is currently writing the Recruitment 411 blog. He lives in Atlanta, where he is currently suffering from Olympic Fever.

 

A quick Google search will turn up…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on August 10, 2012 at 8:45am — 5 Comments

Recruitment 411: Putting Public Service on the Market

This summer, Julie's colleague Eric Erickson is writing the 'Recruitment 411' blog posts. Eric has worked for the federal government in Atlanta since 2002 -- he's held several different positions, each in communications. 

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on July 26, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Staying Positive and Proud to be a Govie

For the month of July, Eric Erickson will be taking over this blog from Julie. Eric is Julie’s ‘work husband’ from the IRS Recruitment office.

 

My 92-year old grandfather passed away a couple weeks ago. Along…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on July 12, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Work World Relics – Trusted Tool on Verge of Extinction?

For the month of July, Eric Erickson will be taking over this blog from Julie. Eric is a communications colleague of Julie’s from the IRS Recruitment office.

 

In the last…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on July 10, 2012 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Recruitment 411: What’s Missing in Today’s World of Online Recruitment?

Today’s guest blogger is Steve Mindel, IRS recruiter for Illinois and Wisconsin.

 

Over the past several months, I have been taking advantage of virtual recruitment resources. These tools have…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on June 19, 2012 at 8:00am — 5 Comments

Recruitment 411: OMG.....How did I get here!

Today’s guest blogger is…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on May 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Recruitment 411: Hitting the Social Media Ceiling

Social media has been the subject of this blog more times than I can count. We’ve covered everything from…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on April 17, 2012 at 3:16pm — 18 Comments

Recruitment 411: The IRS Careers Website Goes Mobile

All the information you could ever want about an IRS career is now at your fingertips. This week we launched the long-awaited mobile version of the careers website.

 

If you’re curious about just what…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 29, 2012 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Recruitment 411: Interesting Insights from Interns – Part 5

This is the fifth and final part of our series exploring views on life as a govie from a few of our interns.

Internships are usually a required part of today’s…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 27, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Interesting Insights from Interns – Part 4

This is the fourth part of our series exploring a few of our interns’ views on life as a govie.

 

Let’s be honest, these days telling people you work for the government can…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 22, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Recruitment 411: Interesting Insights from Interns – Part 3

This is the third part of our series exploring a few of our interns’ views on life as a govie.

We’ve all been in those training classes where the instructor challenges…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 20, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Recruitment 411: Interesting Insights from Interns – Part 2

This is the second part of our series exploring a few of our interns’ views on life as a govie.

For most of us, from the time we apply for a job, we begin to imagine what it would be…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 15, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Interesting Insights from Interns – Part 1

Every year the IRS manages to land some interns who rock. Some are only with us for a few months and then move on. Others start out as interns and join us full-time after graduation. No matter how long they’re here, they always seem to have interesting and sometimes amusing observations of what it’s like to be a…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on March 13, 2012 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Recruitment 411: Thinking outside the Box & Inside the Blog

Here in Govloop – and in the world of recruitment – we talk lot about rocking your résumé and writing creative cover letters. With good reason, because these are essential elements needed to grab the attention of potential employers.

I don’t see…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on February 14, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Recruitment 411: Communicating With Color

A colleague recently sent me an article about how color impacts other people’s perceptions of you when it comes to your work wardrobe.  You know that saying; “Don’t judge a book by its cover?” I’m glad I didn’t judge this…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on January 17, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Recruitment 411: Big Risk = Big Reward

Earlier this week, I was reading one of the many online newsletters I peruse regularly. It felt a little like I was reading the same stories over and over. Every year at this time we are bombarded with articles about the year in review, lists of newsmakers and game changers along with reminders of notable events and activities from the past 12 months. I thought I would scream if I read one more story featuring reflections of 2011 or thoughts about what 2012 might…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on December 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Recruitment 411: Minding Your Social Media Ps & Qs

There are rules of etiquette for every social situation, from dining to business meetings – and even dining during business meetings. Most of these rules have been around for a while and they are just an accepted part of social interaction.

There is a whole other set of rules and guidelines that falls under the umbrella of communications etiquette. To that end, there’s one aspect of our communications culture which is still…

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Added by Chris IRS Recruiter on December 6, 2011 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

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