Education Career Services

January 28, 2009

The Federal Government is Hiring

One of the best kept secrets in the hiring arena is our Federal Government.  If you tried applying for a Federal post years ago, you are in for a surprise.


The application process has become easier by leaps and bounds, so check out the possibilities and be surprised at the process.  If you need specific details, I publish material on the Federal Application as well as techniques on KSA development and would be glad to share any information requested.


In a recent announcement, the FBI detailed its resolve to hire close to 3,000 new employees.  Included in the postings are 850 special agents and 2,100 professional positions, such as accounting and human resources.  With a large percentage of employees at the cusp of retiring, now may be the best time to apply.


Another positive, the Federal Government is all over the world—you are not limited to one geographic location! 


I recently gave a presentation about the Federal Job Application (specifically KSA Maximization) at Yale University and found a great deal of people (not just students) apprehensive about working for the government.  One thing I definitely insist upon when delivering guidance:


·        Read the application carefully

·        Do not skip through the application process

·        Answer all questions

·        Be patient (it may take up to a year before you hear anything)

·        Be persistent (keep applying)

·        Be realistic in the qualifications and your experience


One more thing, for more information check out usajobs and/or


Good luck and let me know how I can help in this endeavor.


Danny Huffman


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