SERVE, LEARN, GROW: VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT ON CHRIS WESTBROOK

By James Steele, Assistant Director, Communications

How This Started

According to AmeriCorps (2021), about 30% of Americans report volunteering in some capacity. When people volunteer their time, they are showing that they care enough about other people to invest a portion of their time making the world, or at least their communities, better. One of the things I enjoy most about volunteering for Federal Career Connection, Inc. is the ability to connect and work with some incredibly talented, good people. Their stories deserve to be told, and the wisdom they have deserves to be shared. All I needed was the right channel. And so, an ongoing blog series was begun. There was no shortage of great candidates to begin the series. But I had hoped a certain person would agree to go first….

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By Alex Harrington, Executive Director

In one of my most recent blogs (Maximize Your Federal Job Search By Using These Four Strategies, April 25, 2022), I recommended to check out Agencies’ career sites to learn more about their current vacancies and internship opportunities, fellowships, and co-op programs.

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By Alex Harrington, Executive Director

I’m not sure if today’s federal job applicants know much about the infamously long KSA narrative essays (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities). Prior to President Obama’s federal hiring reform in 2010, most federal job applicants were required to submit long narrative essays—some were 8 to 10 pages depending on the number of KSA questions—along with their application for federal employment.

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