Federal agencies are searching for the candidate that most closely matches the requirements for the jobs that they are seeking to fill. A generic resume will not be as successful as one that is written specifically for a job announcement.
Competency based (also known as behavioral) interviews are gaining popularity in hiring for federal positions. These are not the old fashioned questions we have run into in the past. Here are suggestions on how to prepare.
Individual Development Plans (IDP’s) are sometimes misused in an organization. Here are ways you can get the most from your IDP.
The federal government fills a higher percentage of jobs from among current employees than do most private sector employees. Therefore the boomer retirements could mean a chance for you to move up. Do you need to get prepared for an upcoming opportunity?
A bill currently working its way through Congress would allow FERS employees to count sick leave in computing their annuity payments. The same bill would also make administrative changes to the Thrift Savings Plan.
The ideal retirement date will vary according to an individual’s situation. But, for those readers contemplating retirement this year, here are considerations for maximizing your retirement.
A bill is moving through Congress that would allow FERS employees to count unused sick leave in computing retirement benefits. Is it more beneficial to take the leave or to save it for using in computing retirement benefits? Here are a few considerations–if this bill does get passed by Congress.
The Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset can impact your retirement future. Several readers have asked about the potential for repeal of these provisions because of its impact on their retirement future. Here is an update.
How much money will you have to spend in retirement? In part, it depends on how much you will pay in taxes. Here is how the system works for federal retirees.
If you have not already taken a minimum required distribution (MRD) from your Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) or your Individual Retirement Account (IRA) for 2008, you must take it by April 1, 2009.