Category Archive : Federal Jobs

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By Alex Harrington

One can’t have enough information on how to navigate the federal hiring landscape. In fact, in one of my past blogs (Get ‘in The Know’ About The Federal Workforce), I underscored the importance of keeping a pulse on the federal workforce by reading…on a daily basis…the top media outlets that track and report on the federal workforce. 

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By Alex Harrington

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) recently published a memo to executive department heads and agencies regarding the implementation of the Trump Administration’s Executive Order) on improving the federal hiring process by placing more emphasis on candidates’ relevant knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities.

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By Alex Harrington

“As an older worker, what is the best way (other than to showcase my experience) to show that I am the best candidate for the job?”

For nearly ten years, I have been asked this question many times over. Quite frankly, when I was first asked about how to market yourself as someone past their mid-40s, at best, I clumsily struggled in my response to the individual’s age-related question.

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OPM opening up opportunities for Schedule A and federal employees

To help Federal agencies meet critical hiring requirements in support of mitigation efforts to the coronavirus pandemic, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) published a COVID-19 tag on USAJOBS so that Federal agencies can flag positions tied to the national response. 

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The Office of Personnel Management empowers federal agencies with more hiring flexibilities.

Editor’s note: This blog is authored by Alex Harrington, Julie Broadway, Chris Westbrook, and Treva Smith.

To see Civil Service positions directly related to COVID-19 hiring, check out USAJobs’ coronavirus page here.


To help mitigate the rising tide of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) throughout the U.S., the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has empowered federal agencies to leverage existing special hiring authorities to help onboard new hires during this current national emergency.

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