Posts Tagged: IRS

Recruitment 411: A Tailor-made Website

Every so often, Recruitment 411 will feature a guest blogger. Today’s guest blogger is Shawn, who manages the IRS Careers website. We designed the IRS Careers website so visitors can easily find information about IRS jobs. The site includes four focus areas: pre-college, current students & recent grads, and experienced professionals, as well as peopleRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Social Media Melting Pot

Social Media allows the IRS Recruitment Office to communicate and network with job applicants at any time and from any place. The key to our success is integration; every tool is part of a well-oiled social media machine. By using social media, the IRS accomplishes several important goals. First, we show the IRS is aRead… Read more »

Building on GovMadness 2011: – the Best of the Rest in Gov2.0 from Federal, State and Local

In keeping with the spirit that GovLoop has started this week with GovMadness 2011, I thought I’d post a forum to highlight some of the smaller agencies and cities that may have gotten the snub from GovLoop’s big dance. There are a lot of agencies and departments out there doing great work with social media,Read… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Creatively combating budget challenges

Our heads are spinning. Inside or outside the beltway, we’re all dealing with budget challenges. Gone are the days of week-long meetings where the entire division comes together to hash out organizational goals and commitments for the coming year. When budgets are cut – and even when they’re not – we must be cost-conscience whenRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Tips for playing in the Facebook Sandbox

Sometimes people can be downright mean. In 2011, it’s no longer shocking to visit online forums or websites and see a post from someone that is directed at another user and is not only negative, but aggressively nasty. Unfortunately, that’s the world in which we surf. The IRS Recruitment Office is keenly aware that manyRead… Read more »

IRS Computer Glitch Got Your Refund?

If you’re one of the lucky home buyers who purchased your home in 2008 and took the First Time Home Buyers Credit (technically an interest free loan), this was the first year that you had to pay it back. More than likely, if you made your first payment to the IRS this year you filedRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: From the front lines to the front page — using employees in marketing

When you’re in the market for a new ride, you ask a car nut for advice. When you’re looking for a good cookie recipe, you go to grandma. When you want to learn more about a career with a certain company, you ask someone who works there. This “ask-the-expert” approach has worked well for theRead… Read more »

Recruitment 411: Twitter Hashtags – the Good, the Bad & the Useless

Anyone on Twitter knows the game: you update your status with no more than 140 characters, including spaces and hashtags. According to Twitter data, there are around 750 tweets posted every second – that’s almost 65 million tweets per day. Getting your tweet in front of the right audience can be a bit of aRead… Read more »

The IRS Is Not A Bank

The Internal Revenue Service is not a lender of last resort. By not paying taxes, you are ultimately borrowing from the Government, at extremely costly rates. The addition of compounding interest and penalties will make a bad situation much worse. Any unpaid taxes due will garner a daily interest rate, plus a monthly 5% penaltyRead… Read more »