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Weekly Best - Around the Web - 5/18

Weekly Best - Around the Web - 5/18

Good Grammer May Derail Your Career - Penelope Trunk Who Are the Right People to Invite On Your Bus - Tammy Erickson Bravado - Seth Godin Job Offers and Compensation - Punk Rock HR [...more]

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Federal Jobs for Generalists

Federal Jobs for Generalists

ARE YOU A GENERALIST? You may be a generalist if you have: A liberal arts degree and/or an advanced degree in law, business, international relations, public administration, public policy, environmental policy, public health or a variety of other fields. Excellent writing and oral communication skills. An [...] [...more]

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QUICK TIP:  LOSE YOUR LOANS

QUICK TIP: LOSE YOUR LOANS

Federal agencies may repay up to $10,000 of an employee’s academic debt per year up to a total of $60,000.  In return the employee must agree to stay with the agency for at least three years. So if you have outstanding student loans, during your salary negotiations ask your hiring agency if it would [...] [...more]

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Quick Tip - Find The Presenter Before He Presents

Quick Tip - Find The Presenter Before He Presents

Are you going to a conference or meeting where you hope to meet the presenter?  Maybe you have an idea you want to run by him/her?  Maybe you just want to connect and swap business cards? Here’s the trick - Find him/her right before they go on.  They are probably in the back looking bored, maybe [...] [...more]

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Quick Tip - Maximize Your LinkedIn Connections

Quick Tip - Maximize Your LinkedIn Connections

After you register on LinkedIn.com, type the name of your target organization into the site’s search window.  You will thereby generate a list of friends, friends-of-friends, and even friends-of-friends-of-friends who work at your target organization. Ask the contacts on your LinkedIn list for additional networking contacts, informational interviews, and leads [...] [...more]

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Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 3/20

Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 3/20

8 Ways to Identify Anyone’s Self-Interest: Hello My Name is Scott 27 Things to Do Before a Conference - Chris Brogan Nothing - Seth’s Blog Get Your Next Mentor By Being Slightly Annoying - Brazen Careerist Staying Afloat in Today’s Crowded Talent Pool - WSJ [...more]

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Quick Tip: Communicating With the Silent Type

Quick Tip: Communicating With the Silent Type

QUICK TIP: COMMUNICATING WITH THE SILENT TYPE An agency contact person is identified on the vacancy announcement of each federal job. Contact the agency contact person for your target job if you have any questions about: · How your application has faired thus far in the selection process. Yes, the agency contact [...] [...more]

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Well-Paying, Dynamic Federal Internships and Special Recruitment Programs for Young Professionals

Well-Paying, Dynamic Federal Internships and Special Recruitment Programs for Young Professionals

One of the best kept secrets in government is that federal employers sponsor hundreds of well-paying, dynamic internship programs for students and young professionals.  That’s right, even if you’re just starting your career, you don’t have to slave for free. Federal internships are based all over the U.S. and available [...] [...more]

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