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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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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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Quick Tip - Phone Interviews

Quick Tip - Phone Interviews

If you are interviewed by phone for your target job, email a professional photo of yourself to your interviewers, if you feel comfortable doing so. By providing your photo to your interviewers, you will make a vivid impression on them.  By contrast, your competitors will only be known to your interviewers as body-less (and forgettable) voices.  [...] [...more]

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Quick Tip: Resume Trick

Quick Tip: Resume Trick

Whenever you email your resume to your networking contacts or hiring managers, email it as a PDF attachment.  That way, its formatting won’t get fouled up during its electronic journey.  You can quickly convert your resume (or any other document) into a PDF document for free at http://66.89.113.16/doc2pdf. [...more]

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