Posts Tagged: Careers

Fluent in Mandarin? Consider a Consular Adjudicator Limited Non-Appointment with the U.S. Department of State

U.S. citizens who are fluent in Mandarin have an opportunity to apply to become a Consular Adjudicator. Work in U.S. embassies or consulates in China for up to five years. Learn about the possibilities. Visit and apply no later than February 29 at Midnight EST. U.S. citizenship is required. The U.S. Department of StateRead… Read more »

Getting Your Next Government Job

A lot of the focus on government jobs is often about getting into the system. How to get that first government job? But a big issue I think is how do you get your next government job? Most of my friends are in government and while they like their job, they are interested in newRead… Read more »

Notebook Or Pad?

I’m really low tech. I take notes when I talk with someone because I’m trying to figure out and remember what they mean. Also, I’ve noticed if I take notes, people lie less. I use paper, usually graph ruled, because the placement of the notes is an important part of the meaning. I tried toRead… Read more »

Is Grad School Worth It? It Depends on Your Value Drivers

There were a lot of great comments revolving around the grad school question. Thank you to all those who commented. Although not explicitly communicated, many of the comments illustrated the values driving each person. At any given time, we can be GOOD at only one or two (rarely three) of our most important values. ThereforeRead… Read more »

2011 Service to America Medal Winners: What Pivotal Plays Have You Seen in Government Lately?

The Partnership for Public Service annually honors outstanding federal employees who have made a significant difference in the lives of Americans. Often referred to as the “Oscars of government service,” the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (aka The Sammies) highlights all of the “pivotal players” in government who are chosen based on theirRead… Read more »

Internships at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

“Founded in 1981, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. The Center specializes in research and analysis oriented toward practical policy decisions and produces solid analytic reports on a timely basis that are accessible to publicRead… Read more »

Avoid These 10 Common Pitfalls In Your Federal Resume Work Experience Section

By Kathryn Troutman, Author, Federal Resume Guidebook and CD-ROM, 5th Ed. and Federal Career Consultant, Do you want to avoid the most common pitfalls that I have seen in the Work Experience section of the federal resume? Whether you are just sitting down to draft your federal resume, or if you already have whatRead… Read more »