Posts Tagged: Federal government

3 Tips for Writing a Resume Federal Hiring Managers Will Love

The Federal government is a competitive job market, and a unique one. Do these three things using the free resources we have available at [email protected] to make sure your resume always makes it to the hiring manager’s desk. For more on this topic, check out our resume tips, hiring resources and military-to-civilian career transition advice offered by [email protected] Qualifications: Check, Re-checkRead… Read more »

The Importance of “Diversity Thinking” — and Compliance

All federal employees should be mindful of the importance of workforce diversity, especially federal managers. Executive Order 13583 was signed by President Obama in August 2011: Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce. According to E.O. 13583: “Our Nation derives strength from the diversity of its population andRead… Read more »

Are You an Overpaid Govie?

If you’re a govie, you’ll appreciate the recent Wall Street Journal article that challenges this implication. Results from the Census Bureau’s real world Survey of Income and Salary Program Participation (SIPP) showed that most federal workers who are looking to cash in on their skills by leaving federal employment will end up disappointed. Here’s whatRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: Every Debt Ceiling Has a Silver Lining

Is there anything good about the debt ceiling mess that we’re in? Maybe, according to Paul Light, professor of public service at NYU. Light recently suggested that reorganizing the federal government could save us up to $1 trillion dollars. The Washington Post‘s Joe Davidson summarizes his recommendations below: Light suggests, among other things, cutting theRead… Read more »

Daily Dose: What About Our Children?

Do you receive a child care subsidy as a Federal employee? Joe Davidson at the Washington Post thinks it’s not enough: Child-care subsidy is spotty for government employees Here’s why: One benefit [the Federal government] provides, at least on paper and to some workers, is child-care subsidies. It’s certainly a good investment to support dayRead… Read more »

So you are a GS-Whatever; get over it

Congratulations! You landed a job with the Federal government. You are a GS-14, or a GS-12, or whatever. You may even supervise some people. You worked hard to get where you are and you are not going to let the stigma that Federal employees are the enemy get you down. But remember this- you areRead… Read more »