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Federal Resume Blog

  • Finding Your Perfect Match

    Some people approach a federal job search like they would approach buying a home. “Here is my wish list: gourmet kitchen, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, in a good neighborhood with great schools, close commute, and within my ridiculously low budget.” Or, they might start surfing on USAJOBS and end up like a child in a candy shop. Apr 01, 2014 More Posts

  • LinkedIn: More tips for building your profile

    This month, we offer additional guidance to help you improve your profile and increase the likelihood that prospective employers will find you online. Feb 25, 2014 More Posts

  • Federal employees eligible for retirement will rise sharply by 2017, creating thousands of professional opportunities

    In just three years, nearly 600,000 federal workers will be eligible for retirement. This means that many well-paying jobs will come open in numerous specialties at federal government offices across the country, according to a Resume Place analysis of a just-released GAO report. Feb 18, 2014 More Posts

  • Are you LinkedIn or LockedOut?

    If you haven’t yet created a LinkedIn® Profile, you’re missing out on a valuable digital tool in your job search process. Social media sites such as LinkedIn® provide great networking opportunity to boost your career and connect with other professionals. Feb 04, 2014 More Posts

  • Does your federal job search seem never ending?

    Does your federal job search also seem like there is finish line in sight? Have you submitted multiple applications without any positive results? Here are a few ideas to help you cope, or help you get on the right track if you are just getting started with your federal job search. Jan 28, 2014 More Posts

Federal Coach Blog

  • Tips for dealing with poor performers in government

    The time and effort required to remove or discipline an employee is daunting, and often discourages managers from taking action. Managers are not always properly trained and sometimes lack the will to act because they're concerned about the personal toll and its disruptive impact. Apr 22, 2014

  • Federal Coach: Leadership lessons from the grave

    Steve Muro heads the National Cemetery Administration (NCA), the division of the Department of Veterans Affairs that manages 131 national cemeteries and provides burial services for military veterans and eligible family members. The NCA recently received the highest rating ever in the American Customer Satisfaction Index, beating out all other federal agencies and even top corporations. Muro discussed his on-the-job experiences and his leadership principles with Tom Fox. Apr 14, 2014

  • Federal Coach: The next generation of government problem solvers

    Henry Brady is the dean of the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and a keen observer of government and politics. He spoke about the role of the younger generation in government with Tom Fox. Apr 08, 2014

  • Federal Coach: How to compete with the private sector for young workers

    Employees younger than 30 represent just 8.5 percent of all federal workers, compared with 23.2 percent of the total U.S. workforce. That's a sign that government agencies should being doing a better job of attracting top talent from colleges and universities to increase generational diversity and create a solid foundation for the future. Mar 31, 2014

  • Federal Coach: How to make government a more excellent, more innovative place to work

    Fox spoke with Robert Sutton, a professor of management at Stanford University, an organizational researcher and author of numerous management books, about what wisdom he had to impart specifically for federal leaders, and his insights about fostering innovation and excellence in government. Feb 24, 2014

Thursday Trivia

Gov Career Blog

  • Going great guns

    Passenger screening at the nation's airports occasionally raises the hackles of some members of the public, many of whom seem to think that a lot of the screening is more inconvenient than productive. Apr 16, 2014

  • Get your House in order

    Feds, now may be your chance to make yourself heard by your member of Congress. Apr 15, 2014

  • Shutdown blues

    Well, it came to pass. The shutdown is here. Oct 01, 2013

  • Labor of love

    Most people don't give second thought to the reason for the three-day weekend that comes at the beginning of September. Aug 30, 2013

  • And the beat goes on

    Here we go again: According to a new survey, two-thirds of American adults think private-sector workers work harder than government workers. May 07, 2013