How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Networking, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!

 How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job

Author: Lily Madeleine Whiteman
Pub Date: June 2012
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814420225
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814420232

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Table of Contents

Contents

What’s on the CD. . .

Foreword by Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton

Preface: Common Myths About Federal Jobs

P A R T I

GEARING UP TO APPLY

1 A Great Time to Go Federal

2 The Search Is On: Finding Openings

3 Fast Track into Management: Internships and Fellowships for Novices

and Experienced Professionals

4 Location . . . Location . . . Location: Working in Agency Headquarters

Offices vs. Field Offices

5 Into the Capitol Hill Power Vortex: Working for Congress

6 Those !@#! Vacancy Announcements

7 The Basics of Security Clearances

P A R T II

CRANKING OUT YOUR APPLICATION

8 Think Like a Hiring Manager: How Applications Are Screened

9 Your Bragging Writes

10 Mastering Online Applications

11 Crafting Irresistible Résumés

12 Application Essays (KSAs and ECQs): Who Needs “Em?

13 Cover Letters That Open Doors

14 Waiting for a Response to Your Application

P A R T I I I

THE TALKING STAGE

15 Acing Your Interviews

16 Commanding a Top-Dollar Salary

17 Responding to an Agency’s Decision

P A R T IV

ACCELERATING YOUR ASCENT

18 The Fed “Get Ahead” Guide

A P P E N D I X E S

1 Tip Sheet for Veterans and Their Families

2 Tip Sheet for Applicants with Disabilities

3 Formatting Tips

4 Glossary

Index

About the Author

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