Book of U. S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available and How to Get One

Book of U. S. Government Jobs: Where They Are, What's Available and How to Get One

by Dennis V. Damp
     
 

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Uncle Sam employs 2,704,950 workers and 62,322 students - and annually recruits hundreds of thousands nationwide and internationally for entry level to professional occupations. Benefits are excellent, including comprehensive health care and medical savings accounts, 401K savings plans, attractive retirement annuities, low-cost life insurance, liberal vacation and…  See more details below

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Uncle Sam employs 2,704,950 workers and 62,322 students - and annually recruits hundreds of thousands nationwide and internationally for entry level to professional occupations. Benefits are excellent, including comprehensive health care and medical savings accounts, 401K savings plans, attractive retirement annuities, low-cost life insurance, liberal vacation and sick leave, plus an average annual salary that exceeds $56,000.
 
Job seekers looking to land a high-paying and secure government job can get an insider's perspective and help from the completely revised 9th edition of "The Book of U.S. Government Jobs" by Dennis V. Damp. This edition features updated information throughout plus a major revision of Chapter Eleven which covers Homeland Security and law enforcement opportunities and new insights from Damp who worked in the federal sector for over 35 years. Abundant resources and tools are provided to help with the job search including easy-to-follow checklists and networking resources.
 
The completely revised 9th edition explores:
 
* Entry Level Jobs
* Professional Jobs
* resumes/Applications/KSAOs
* Interviewing Skills
* Student Hiring
* Part Time Jobs
* Overseas Jobs
* Internet Web Sites
* Outstanding Scholars
* Veteran's Preference
* Sample Exams
* The Job Search
* Post Office Jobs
* Disabled Hiring * Agency Contacts
* Job Hot Lines
* Benefits/Pay
 
The federal sector offers considerable employment opportunities. Currently 34% of the federal workforce (919,683 workers) are now eligible for retirement and within the next year 50% of the total workforce (1,352,475 workers) will be eligible for regular or early retirement. The biggest change in the federal sector in over 50 years is the establishment of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which consolidated the functions of 21 agencies to better protect America and to fight terrorism.
 
This book is based on the author's 35 years of government experience. Damp retired from the Federal Aviation Administration in 2004. "The Book of U.S. Government Jobs" provides an insider's first-hand view of what it takes to go from job hunter to hired employee, and everything in between to improve your chances of landing a high-paying government job. Damp's career included numerous management positions where he was responsible for recruiting, rating, interviewing, assessing, and hiring applicants.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
About 2.5 percent of the work force is employed by the federal government, with a high percentage of the new employees hired each year being professional and technical workers. In The Book of U.S. Government Jobs, Damp, the author of numerous books on government careers, walks job seekers through the federal hiring process. This seventh revision follows the same arrangement as its predecessor but includes updated statistics, added electronic tools, a discussion of new application forms, a revised picture of the federal job outlook, and some expanded sections. Chapters provide a good overview of qualifications, pay, and benefits; requirements for civil service exams; veteran preference considerations; opportunities for the disabled; and interviewing tips. The text is visually enhanced with a good use of bold topic headings, boxes, margin comments, and tables. Recommended for academic and public library career collections. [BOMC alternate.] Post Office Jobs notes that the U.S. Postal Service employs more workers than any Fortune 500 company, with over 40,000 positions opening each year. This book aims to help applicants identify job openings, match their skills to job classifications, provide information on when and where to take qualifying exams, and deal with applications, r sum s, and interviews. Following an overview of the USPS and its hiring process, types of jobs, and benefits, a large portion of the book is devoted to how to take qualifying exams, with sample questions and answers. Brookhaven Press extends and updates information for these titles and their other career books by hot-linking to federal agency employment web sites from its own site (http://federaljobs.net).Recommended for public libraries.--Stanley P. Hodge, Ball State Univ. Lib., Muncie, IN Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Journal of Economic Literature
Presents realistic job search strategies and viable options to landing a job with the U.S. government and guides job seekers through the maze of the federal hiring process. Revised and updated to reflect the most current requirements and procedures...
Jim Pawlak
"...A great guide through the federal maze of agencies and opportunities here and abroad
Work Life
Mainstream Magazine
For anyone seeking employment with the government, The Book of U.S. Government Jobs provides a clear roadmap through the federal maze. Getting to your destination — a job — will be a whole lot easier with the help of this book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943641188
Publisher:
Bookhaven Press, LLC
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Edition description:
REVISED
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.82(d)

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