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Federal Employment Programs Offer Enticements to Students and Recent Grads

With an aging workforce and hundreds of thousands of retirements looming, the U.S. Civil Service offers many programs designed to entice Millennials to federal employment, hoping that some recruits will spend their careers working for their country.

Recruitment programs targeting young people are available at hundreds of federal departments and agencies,

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Office of Personnel Management Fair Chance Rule

Jan 3, 2017, The Office of Personnel Management issued a final rule requiring federal agencies to delay checks of job candidates’ criminal and credit records until their employment qualifications have been thoroughly considered.
“Fair-chance hiring policies … are a common-sense way to help formerly incarcerated people re-enter the workforce and contribute to our society.”

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TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!

RESUME PLACE ALERT:
TIME TO UPDATE YOUR RESUMES NOW!
by Kathryn Troutman, March 21, 2017

This much we know: President Trump has ordered a limited federal hiring freeze and a broad review of the federal workforce with an eye toward reducing headcount.

But we don’t know many specifics regarding potential furloughs or layoffs in individual agencies,

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Creating Your First Resume

Our newest book is sweeping the awards!




Creating Your First Resume is the award-winning how-to guide for writing a first-time resume. 

This book is designed for high schools,

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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!

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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.

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Congratulations! You’ve Gotten Your Degree – Have You Considered A Federal Job?

The government is hiring New Grads and Interns! Many college students list the US government as one of their top targeted employers. Read about the Best Places to Work in Government.

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The New Graduate Federal Resume is much different than the typical two-page private sector resume.

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What a Federal Resume IS and IS NOT

At the Resume Place, when we give you a Free Project Review, we evaluate your resume to determine whether or not your current draft has all of the required components of a federal resume. Almost all of the resumes we review are NOT federal resumes. Below is my short list for you to use to determine if you have a federal resume or not.

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College Students: Create a Killer Resume Over Winter Break

Congratulations on finishing the Fall 2014 semester! Everyone here at The Resume Place remembers the feelings of exhaustion and triumph that accompany the end of a semester in college. We hope you can take some time to sleep, consume real food, and decompress with friends and family; you deserve it.

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“Oil Pipeline” Federal Jobs

Even though the Senate defeated the Bill on the Keystone XL Pipeline by a narrow vote there are OIL PIPELINE JOBS posted on USAJOBS.gov.

These are fascinating jobs that require a combination of highly specialized skills in: Oil Pipeline, Petroleum, Fuel Distribution, Accounting and Energy Industry knowledge. I searched for the words OIL PIPELINE on the USAJOBS homepage.

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Federal Jobs by College Major

See the USAJOBS Federal Employment Information Fact Sheet containing a table that groups Federal jobs that are often filled by college graduates with appropriate academic majors.