Getting a Government Job The Civil Service Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0768936772
  • ISBN-13: 9780768936773
  • DDC: 353.003
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released June 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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This guide gives applicants an edge over the competition with up-to-date information on finding the best jobs in the U.S. government, reviews of job openings in state and major municipal governments, and information on current pay systems and base pay rates. This guide features all-new content focusing on key federal employment areas expected to experience the highest growth through 2016; advice on completing and submitting your resume; application; and Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA) form, and expert tips on how to stand out in your interview.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Before You Begin.
Getting Started.
1: The U.S. Government in Review.
2: Working for the Government: Federal, State, and Local.
Where the Jobs Are.
3: The Top Five High-Growth Government Fields.
4: Other Government Fields with Increasing Job Demand.
Government Job Search Basics.
5: The Federal Job Application System.
6: Doing Your Research.
Putting It All Together.
7: Applying for a Federal Job.
Appendix A Sample Resumes.
Appendix B Important Contacts and Web Sites.
Appendix C Tips for Taking Exams and the Jobs That Require Them.
Appendix D Selected Federal Civil Service Jobs.
Appendix E Selected State and Municipal Positions.
Appendix F Glossary of Civil Service Hiring Terminology.