Category Archive : Target & Apply

By Alex Harrington, Executive Director (Acting)

Before you think about blasting your resume to a wide swath of federal job announcements, you need to learn about the federal job industry and how to navigate the hiring process. Here are four tips to improve your mastery in navigating the federal job landscape. 

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Learn how well agencies are performing in the U.S. Government Accountability Office’s “High Risk List”

By Alex Harrington, Program Director

When considering Federal employment, it is best to know which federal agencies have high employee engagement and effective leadership. The best resource to use is the Partnership for Public Service’s “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” annual rankings.

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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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