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July 17, 2016 at 8:03 am #258690
Trying to draw any conclusions from the Federal Job applications process is a futile effort and not useful. There are so many things that could have contributed to the events you described. Some people in the public have the impression that government workers have a cushy job and plenty of time to do everything properly. Are there people in those situations?, yes. Are those the people really keeping everything running? No! Many times the hiring officials and interviewers have too much on their plate and can come across as scatter brained or incompetent. Many times it can be because they are doing the job of two or three people or people are on leave or there are too many vacancies in their shop or their own HR people give them the run-around. The list goes on. You should not focus on why things happen the way they do in an individual hiring action but make sure you are as prepared as possible. If you apply for a Federal Job you should monitor your application status in USAJOBS. If referred to the selecting official you should monitor the email address you put on your resume. One day notice for a phone interview is common. Be ready for it. Your job is to be as ready as possible to jump through the next hoop, not ask why the hoop is there. There are a hundred other applicants that are happy to take your place so don’t take anything personal and be ready for the next step. I wrote an article on how to be prepared for the interview BEFORE you get referred.
- This reply was modified 3 years, 11 months ago by GMan.
July 17, 2016 at 7:48 am #258689
Check your DD214 for the words Campaign or Expeditionary. If you have those words on there you are eligible for VEOA and VRA status. If you are a disables VET with 10% disability or more you also qualify for VEOA and VRA status.
I wrote a blog article on the subject at:
January 10, 2016 at 9:39 pm #252631
You can also try focusing in on your resume format, content and keywords.
January 6, 2016 at 12:01 am #252531
Anytime we have a hiring action in my organization we convene a panel for the interview. The members of the panel are normally reviewed and approved by our EEO shop. A typical panel will have a woman, African-American (male or female) and a white guy. Our director is currently a woman and we have women in many of our executive level director positions. Perhaps you could seek out a senior level woman leader in your organization for mentorship.
January 6, 2016 at 9:44 pm #252583
The link below shows a video that helps with the keywords concept and perhaps the position descriptions for duties clarification.