On May 11, 2010, President Obama signed a memorandum theoretically eliminating KSAs from the initial application and shortening the federal hiring process. Here’s what to expect now if you are applying for a federal job.
OPM is about to cancel the central hiring registry it started earlier this year. Is this the same system that OPM canceled in 1994 because it was not working?
The President has issued an Executive Order that authorizes noncompetitive appointments to federal jobs for spouses of military personnel.
The challenge and mission of a federal agency can be exciting; the politics and bureaucracy can be frustrating. Placement and preparation have to be right.
The east coast is the number one spot in the nation for jobs in the defense industry. The region spans from the Maryland suburbs and as far south as Richmond.
Can you consider prior discipline in the selection process? Here is a quick summary of the situation. What is your opinion? Read the article and send in your comments.
Which job is generally better: working directly for the federal government or for a federal contractor?
Checking references is an important part of the hiring process. These are legal issues to consider.
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.
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.