Five Tips to Landing a US Government Job Overseas

The federal government has quite a footprint in overseas locations throughout the world. Primarily these jobs are with the DoD, though many components and agencies within the Department are represented. Civilian overseas positions are very attractive for several reasons–chief among them being the opportunity to live and work in interesting and frequently beautiful foreign locales. If you’re reading this post you are likely already drawn to the prospect of an overseas job. Here are five useful tips to ponder your strategy and land a US Government job overseas.
Tip #1: Develop a good idea of what’s in store
Working overseas as a civilian in the US Government offers the advantage of something new and usually expanded entitlements over similar positions in the continental US (CONUS).

5 Secrets to the New USAJOBS Applicant Pages

USAJOBS just got updated as of 8/20! You will see new colors (green, gray and black), new bold screens, flow and even new language, i.e., Unique Hiring Paths, Advancing, Paused, Stopped, Unknown Results + No More Dropdowns! I like the changes and the new language! And I like the all new Homepage / RESULTS page! This is an exciting page! And could be encouraging for federal jobseekers. I especially like the “advancing” list. If a federal jobseeker does apply for 3 to 5 positions per week, they will see a lot of activity in their “advancing” list. This could be a fun screen showing results and a top page transparent support for the federal job search campaign.
1. New-designed Profile Homepage is also your New USAJOBS Application Tracking Page! Kathryn has submitted 113 applications! How many positions have you submitted for? Check it out now!

Many Federal Agencies Offer Jobs Fighting Terrorism

Especially in these times, legions of American civilians feel called to join the battle against terrorism, international and domestic. For those so motivated, there are hundreds of federal agencies and departments offering jobs in many occupational fields that contribute to the United States’ vast counterterrorism efforts. Demand for skilled professionals is high and help is available for candidates who choose to undertake the government’s exacting and exhaustive application processes.
Which agencies and departments offer these jobs?
A broad range of federal units employ civilians to battle ISIL and many other terrorist groups. Among the hiring entities: the departments of Defense, Army, and Air Force; the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit; the National Reconnaissance Office; the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency; the National Counterterrorism Center; and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.