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2009 January | The Gov Gurus - Gov't Career Advice That Works

Archive | January, 2009

Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 1/31

Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 1/31

Solve Most of Your Problems By Solving One - Penelope Trunk What Are You Good At? - Seth Godin Finding the Perfect Office Chair - Tim Ferriss The Power of Less - Chris Brogan Job Loss - Punk Rock HR [...more]

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The Basics of Boosting Your Salary Offer

The Basics of Boosting Your Salary Offer

THE BASICS OF BOOSTING YOUR SALARY OFFER By Lily Whiteman, author of How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job and Federal Times Columnist So you’ve received an offer for a federal job.  This means that you probably beat out dozens, or perhaps even hundreds, of competitors to rank as the hiring agency’s [...] [...more]

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Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 1/17

Weekly Best - Articles from the Web - 1/17

40 Minutes of Mentoring, Writing Effective Emails, and the financial crisis: By I Will Teach You To Be Rich Job Snobs: By Punk Rock HR How To Figure Out What You Should Be Doing With Your Life: Penelope Trunk Sneak a Peak at a Current Fed’s Salary:  The Gov Gurus What’s In Your Briefcase for 09 - Tammy Erickson [...more]

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Quick Tip - Sneak a Peak at a Current Fed’s Salary

Quick Tip - Sneak a Peak at a Current Fed’s Salary

You can look up the salary of any employee of a federal agency on the “Gannett Searchable Database” of federal employee salaries at http://php.app.com/fed_employees/search.php.  (Note that salaries cited at this site are usually one or two years behind  –  and so do not reflect cost of living changes or promotions received since then.) [...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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GovGurus’ Best Articles from Week of 1/10

GovGurus’ Best Articles from Week of 1/10

Top 5 Best Career Advice Articles from the Week of January 10th [...more]

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10 Secrets for Landing A Federal Job

10 Secrets for Landing A Federal Job

KNOCK ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT’S FRONT DOOR AND BACK DOOR: Most job seekers look for federal openings only on USAJOBS (usajobs.opm.gov), the federal government’s official jobs website. But there are plenty of other ways to land federal jobs.For example, employment agencies and consulting firms frequently place employees on contract jobs in federal agencies. Such contract [...] [...more]

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