Monday, October 24, 2016

Interested in Employment with the Federal Government?

Workshop: Navigating the Federal Employment Process

Date: Thursday, October 27th
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Location: Riggs Alumni Center - Crist Board Room
7810 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

The Federal government has become the employer of choice as it represents an element of stability in an ever-changing workplace. The application process continues to evolve as do the methodologies involved. We will examine the USAJOBS website and dissect an announcement and online questionnaire. In doing so, we will look for keywords and a methodology will be demonstrated to highlight keywords for inclusion in the application. Additionally, federal jargon will be translated into real, usable terms so that it is easier to understand the process and qualifications involved. Strategies will be shared as to how to best format the federal résumé and how it differs from those that are acceptable in the private sector. Some of the other hiring programs that are often not publicized enough (Veterans, Pathways, Schedule A) will be discussed as well.


Free Monthly Webinars with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM)

Have you been thinking about applying for employment with the Federal Government? Would you like guidance from experts on preparing a Federal resume or tips on interviewing for Federal jobs?

Join the staff of the Recruitment Policy and Outreach (RPO) division of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), for a series of in-depth briefings on these and related topics designed to assist those seeking jobs with the Federal Government.

There is no cost for these sessions and, because they are virtual (online) sessions, you can participate from any location provided you have an Internet connection.

Sessions will be offered monthly. To find out more or to register, click on the event:
The sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the Federal hiring process; however, registration for each event will be limited to 1500 attendees.

For additional tools and resources, visit the Applicants Tools and Resources link.