But here is some information to help current feds glide over, or sidestep, some “time-in-grade” speed bumps.
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Most people would rather eat ground glass than write essays for job applications. Nevertheless, if you apply for Senior Executive Service (SES) jobs, training programs, fellowships or other selective career opportunities, you will probably have to answer odious essay questions.
Federal hiring regulations require most federal job openings to be advertised and filled through open competitions. But some job openings—and no one knows how many—are secretly targeted for a preselected applicant and are only advertised to mimic adherence to regulations.
Contrary to popular belief, the federal government is not a monolithic mass. Rather, federal organizations differ from one another almost as much as do private organizations—each distinguished by its own culture, work environment, budgetary and IT resources and varied factors that influence how quickly employees ascend the career ladder. Even agencies and offices within theRead… Read more »
A top rating on your annual evaluation may lift your spirits with “evaluation elation.” But there are additional reasons to aim for the highest possible rating evaluation.
Sometimes the best way to find out how you’re coming across to other people is simply to ask other people how you’re coming across to them.
If you’re a current fed looking for a new job, consider also looking for detail assignments.
What do you do for a living and where do you work? You’ve probably been asked those two simple questions innumerable times during job interviews, varied professional events, and social, alumni and family gatherings. But have you ever carefully prepared compelling answers to those questions?
Are you stuck in a run on your job — eager to reach new goals but lacking opportunities to do so? If so, consider discussing your goals with your supervisor. If your goals align with your organization’s mission, your supervisor will likely support your pursuit of developmental activities that will help you achieve your goals…. Read more »
Tips for creating a targeted, reader-friendly impressive application for federal jobs.