If you are contemplating retirement, surely you have a very clear idea of why you are doing so. Or do you? Based on my own experience and in talking to some of my friends and colleagues, I think there are a fair number of people who retire without having carefully thought through their reasons for doing so.
Do you have a plan mapped out for your life after retirement? This retired federal employee did not have a plan but has survived the change with some ups and downs.
Should an applicant for a job in another organization tell the supervisor you are looking? Would you want another organization contacting your current supervisor for a reference? Here are some considerations for an employee with this dilemma.
Many Federal employees, and even supervisors, are not aware of the federal Employee Assistance Program (EAP), or at least are unfamiliar with the scope of services they provide. Here is an overview of where a federal employee can go for assistance.
What factors should an applicant for a federal job consider when listing job references? Here are key points to consider before sending in your application.
Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. These are legal issues to consider.
If you are providing information in response to a reference check, what kind of information can you provide? In this article, the author provides practical advice that can help an agency hire better qualified employees by getting valid, job-related information.
The job summary section should focus on summarizing the job to be filled–not descriptions of how the agency is saving the world. Agencies will ultimately suffer the consequences if well-qualified potential applicants spurn the opportunity to compete for federal jobs.
The author says the federal job application process is encountering a “Perfect Storm” of events that may make it more difficult for the federal government to attract and retain top talent.
Checking an employee’s references can make the difference between hiring an employee who will be successful in your organization and hiring one who will not be successful. Here are tips for checking references to help make a good hiring decision.