Tag: Hiring

Reference Checking: When You’re the One Being Asked for a Reference (Part II)

February 27, 2007 7:20 AM

Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. These are legal issues to consider.

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“The Perfect Storm”: Applying for Federal Employment (Part II)

February 9, 2007 8:00 AM

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.

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Are Reference Checks Worth The Trouble?

January 18, 2007 7:13 AM

Reference checking in federal agencies is often neglected, misunderstood or both. In this article, the author says that reference checks are worth your time and trouble to avoid hiring an employee you subsequently regret hiring.

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Want Flexibilities? OPM Issuing Regs To Enhance Recruitment, Relocation, and Retention

OPM is issuing new regulations designed to significantly enhance the federal government’s recruitment, relocation and retention payment authorities.

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Getting a Government Job – A Second Look

November 30, 2002 12:00 AM

Our readers provided us with insightful feedback in response to a recent article on getting a government job. It seems many federal employees agree that the federal hiring system is in need of reform.

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Getting a Government Job – It May Not Be as Easy as you Think

November 12, 2002 12:00 AM

While the government has been taking steps in the right direction to recruit new applicants, the application process still falls short in several areas. This is the story of one applicant’s experience with the federal job search.

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