Federal Government Job Application Tips

by fred 29. June 2010
Even today, the federal government is still hiring employees specifically because Federal duty never stops for as long as there are people to serve. However, you will find that federal jobs are very competitive by virtue of the nature of public work. The following tips should help you reach your goals in a fast, simple and convenient way.
First, keep your Federal resume concise. You have to keep your relevant achievements, qualifications and other professional information in a succinct way - use bullets and headings, arranged from the most to the least essential and use short paragraphs.

Second, show your enthusiasm for the job. The best way to show this desirable trait is to give specific examples of the situations where you applied intelligence, creativity and drive to achieve a specific purpose.
Third, check for typos. Lots of job applications have been rejected at the first sighting of an error, be it in grammar, typos or personal data. Edit and re-edit until such time that even your college English professor will find no faults in them. Only then should you dare pass your resume and application.
Fourth, answer every single question, if you can. Even if you have no right answer to an essay question, just write the most sensible idea that comes to mind or just place "not applicable" in the appropriate fields.  
Fifth and most important, know everything there is to know about the agency. You will have no excuse not to gather information considering that almost all Federal agencies have their own websites, without forgetting the offline sources of news.
That way, you can answer the questions posed by the interviewers about your knowledge of the agency and the job. Ask current employees, if you need to, but make sure that it is done discreetly.
During the interview, you should mention all the things that you learned to impress hiring managers. These include coming in your business attire, looking at the interviewers in the eye, answering questions in a direct and thoughtful manner and then thanking them when the interview is finished.
Federal jobs are coveted positions nowadays. It pays to be ready from the submission of application forms to the interviews and then the completion of papers for hiring purposes.

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June 30. 2010 00:47


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