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In the completely revised 11th edition (the first book to feature new hiring reforms implemented by President Obama), Damp—with 35+ years federal service—clearly lays out everything a job seeker needs to locate, apply for, and land a lucrative federal job. The helpful information includes a special resume writing guide (federal-style resumes are different than a standard resume), tips on achieving higher ratings, and advice on getting your foot in the door. The abundant resources feature easy-to-follow checklists, an agency directory, skills index, and networking resources.
Everyone agrees that the tough job market is not likely to ease any time soon. That is why job seekers looking for high-paying and benefit-loaded jobs should look seriously at the possibility of federal employment.
Here are a few of the reasons why:
· Half of the federal work force is eligible for early or regular retirement
· The average annual salary for all federal employees is $81,258
· Opportunities exist for those who are willing to seek them out
· Federal employment exceeds 2.8 million; 2% of the nation’s total employment
There are thousands of job vacancies advertised daily in the federal job market regardless of proposed federal downsizing initiatives. Many retirements are projected as each day for the next 19 years 10,000 baby boomers turn age 65! Hiring will be driven by these retirements along with the need to staff over 100 new agencies and regulatory organizations due to the healthcare and banking legislation passed in 2010.
Why are federal jobs so appealing? For starters, the average annual federal worker’s compensation — pay plus benefits — is $123,049 compared to just $61,051 for the private sector. New hires for hard-to-fill positions may be eligible to receive student loan payoff assistance, relocation help and cash incentives. Uncle Sam’s liberal benefit package far exceeds what the average private sector company offers including:
· 13 days paid sick leave each and every year,
· up to 5 weeks vacation,
· 10 paid holidays,
· health and life insurance, and
· a fixed annuity retirement package plus a 5% IRA employer contribution match
This new edition offers job seekers all of the tools necessary to land a high paying civil service job. Discover where the jobs are, what jobs are available, and how to complete a professional federal style resume. Barbara Adams, President and CEO of CareerPro Global, Inc. (CPG) contributed the resume samples for this new edition. The resume guide takes readers step-by-step through the resume process showing applicants how to tailor their resume to the job announcement to achieve “Best Qualified” status.
This totally revised and updated edition includes numerous resources for exploring careers and locating job vacancies nationwide and overseas. The 11th edition is totally updated throughout and interspersed with the author’s and editors personal perspectives gained from a combined 122 years of government service. Jobs will be available at thousands of locations and in hundreds of occupations, entry level to professional. Few employers can match the wide range of career opportunities and job security that government offers.
Anyone seeking gainful employment in a dynamic environment with endless opportunities should explore working for Uncle Sam. This book has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, The Washington Post, United Press International, The Daily Herald, on CNN’s Your Money Show, and in Library Journal as “One of the most checked out books at libraries.”
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