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Author: James Mannion
Publisher: Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2007.
Series: Everything series.
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There are thousands of government jobs out there -- Uncle Sam hires an average of 300,000 new employees each year! But if you're interested in a government job, you'll need more than a resume. The Everything Guide to Government Jobs is a comprehensive and unique guidebook to the ins and outs of finding one of hundreds of jobs in areas like: - The newest government department: Homeland Security; - The U.S. Postal  Read more...
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Mannion, James.
Everything guide to government jobs.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2007
(DLC) 2007275805
(OCoLC)81962313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Mannion
ISBN: 9781605502908 1605502901 9781440569197 1440569193
OCLC Number: 458619391
Description: 1 online resource (306 pages).
Contents: Top ten reasons to consider a government job --
Introduction --
ch. 1. So you want to work for the government --
Why choose a government job? --
A short history of the United States --
How the President is elected --
State and local governments --
Some issues to consider --
Government bureaucracy versus the private sector --
A wealth of opportunities --
ch. 2. An overview of federal jobs --
Where the jobs are --
Who works for the government? --
Job requirements --
The federal system --
Incentives and benefits --
ch. 3. National security --
U.S. Department of Homeland Security --
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) --
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) --
U.S. Department of Justice --
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) --
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) --
Airport security --
ch. 4. The military --
Selective service --
Qualifying for service --
U.S. Army and U.S. Navy --
U.S. Air Force --
Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, West Point --
U.S. Marine Corps --
U.S. Coast Guard --
Does Uncle Sam want you? --
ch. 5. The finest and the bravest --
Police --
Fire department --
Emergency medical services (EMS) --
911 operations --
Animal control --
Other enforcers --
ch. 6. The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) --
A little history --
Today's postal service --
In the office --
In the field --
Requirements --
Postal police force. ch. 7. Infrastructure --
Engineering --
Requirements and opportunities --
Mass-transit operations --
Public works --
ch. 8. Walk on the wild side --
National Park Service --
State jobs --
Zoo workers --
Fish and wildlife --
Life guarding --
Landscaping --
The nature conservancy --
ch. 9. Government jobs in communications --
Nonfiction and copy writing --
Technical writing --
Editing --
Freelancing --
Writing and editing job requirements and opportunities --
Advertising and public relations --
ch. 10. Social services --
Social workers --
Psychologists --
Child care --
Juvenile services --
Social and human services --
Social Security Administration (SSA) --
Department of Veterans Affairs --
ch. 11. Office support staff --
Administrative --
Secretarial --
Customer service --
Labor relations --
Personnel assistants --
ch. 12. The judicial system --
Court officer --
Court clerk --
Court reporter --
Corrections officer --
ch. 13. Technological wizards --
Information technology (IT) specialists --
Computer scientists and database administrators --
Computer programmers --
Data entry --
ch. 14. Hands-on jobs --
Carpenter --
Electrician --
Mechanic --
Painter --
Printer/reproduction --
Other jobs in the construction trade. ch. 15. Science and medicine --
U.S. Food and Drug Administration --
Biologists --
Chemists --
Pharmacologists --
Microbiologists --
Medical officers --
ch. 16. The money managers --
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) --
Treasury Department --
Government Accountability Office (GAO) --
ch. 17. Other agencies --
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development --
U.S. Department of the Interior --
U.S. Department of Education --
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency --
Department of Motor Vehicles --
ch. 18. Applying for a government job --
USAJOBS --
The application --
Background checks --
Drug tests --
Security clearances --
Credit checks --
ch. 19. You resume and cover letter --
Preparing your resume --
Cover your resume --
Other types of correspondence --
Communication, not simply application --
E-mail versus snail mail --
Phone and fax --
ch. 20. Preparing for the interview --
The resume and the interview --
Stress-free interviews --
Your resume as a guide for the interview --
Pre-interview resume review --
Two key phrases --
Common questions --
Conversations, not cross-examinations --
What to wear to the interview --
ch. 21. Testing one, two, three --
Civil service tests --
study techniques --
Before the test --
Strategies for success --
appendix A. Web sites and contact information --
appendix B. Federal salary ranges and pay grades --
Index.
Series Title: Everything series.
Other Titles: Government jobs
Responsibility: James Mannion.

Abstract:

There are thousands of government jobs out there -- Uncle Sam hires an average of 300,000 new employees each year! But if you're interested in a government job, you'll need more than a resume. The Everything Guide to Government Jobs is a comprehensive and unique guidebook to the ins and outs of finding one of hundreds of jobs in areas like: - The newest government department: Homeland Security; - The U.S. Postal Service; - Social work and Family Services; - The judicial system: clerks, reporters, guards, and bailiffs. From the application process, to applicant testing, to special training, th.

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