FROM HELPFUL TO NOT HELPFUL: A RATING OF AGENCY CAREER SITES

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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