How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Résumés and Cover Letters, Networking, Interviews, Salaries, Promotions, and More!

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academic achievements
citing your, 101
documentation of, 88–89
on résumé, 117, 124–125
acceptance speech, 221
access, limited, 107
accessibility, 171
accommodation, reasonable, 241–242
achievements, 86–104
academic, 88–89, 101, 117, 124–125
brainstorming for, 89–92
in career advancement, 215–216
descriptions of, 99–104, 123
idea generator for, 90–91, 94
number generator for, 93–94, 97–98
professional awards for, 220–221
quantifying of, 92–95
acronyms, 237
active military, 55
activities, extracurricular, 89
Adecco, 24
ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), 207
adult dependent care, 5
advance, pay, 192
advancement, see career advancement
advice, 209
agencies, federal, xiii
applying to more than one, 197
awards from, 220
competitions among, 221
and congressional staff, 46–49
doing research on, 128, 155, 156
employee assistance programs in, 225
hiring of people with disabilities by, 243
meeting colleagues from other, 211
salary variations among, 185
training in, 212–213
training or education paid by, 213
Web sites of, 8, 83, 135
alcohol problems, 66
Alejandro, Kathy, on what hiring managers want, 82–83
The Almanac of American Politics, 50
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), 207
Amatt, John, on attitude, 53
American Council for TechnologyIndustry Advisory Council, 214
American Federation of Government Employees, 225
AmeriTemps, 24
Answer Staffing Services, 24
applicants
best-qualified, 256
“inside,” 164–165
late, 55, 233
unemployed, 186
applications, see job application(s)
appointments
competitive, 56, 256
definition of, 55, 256
noncompetitive, 56–58, 240–242, 259
senior, 59–60, 161
temporary, 260
term, 260
argumentativeness, 168
Army Material Command, 235
articles, 207
Association of Former Intelligence Officers, 20
Association of Persons with Disabilities in Agriculture, 242
attorneys, 16
auditors, 21
authority, direct hire, 257
automation, 76–77
availability, 209
awards, 190, 220–221
background investigations, 63, see also security clearance
Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) program, 256
basic qualifications, 74, 256
The Beatles, 196
Bender Consulting Services, Inc., 241
benefits, negotiable, 190
best-qualified applicant, 256
biases, 64
Blacks in Government, 214
blue-collar workers, 184
blue government pages, 9
body language, 188
Bolles, Richard Nelson, 242
bonuses
in General Schedule system, 183
professional, 220
retention, 221
in salary negotiation, 190
borders, 251
boss, see managers
BRAC (Base Realignment and Closure) program, 256
bragging, 205
brevity, 110
Brookings Institute, 227
Brown, Dale Susan, 242
budget constraints, 39
budget specialists, 21
bulleted lists, 246–247
business managers, 21
Callahan, Laura, 127, 129–130
The Call of the Wild (London), 85
campaigns, political, 47
Candidate Development Program (CDP), 60
CAP (computer/electronic accommodations program), 241
Capitol Hill jobs, 46–52
career advancement, xiv, 4, 202–228
and asking for promotion, 218–220
with Capitol Hill jobs, 52
detail assignments in, 211
different paths to, 221–223
education and training in, 211–213
gratitude in, 217–218
in job application, 100
and making an impression, 202–204
mentors in, 214–215
pace of, 202
professional organizations in, 210–211
reputation in, 208–210
self-advocacy in, 205–207
senior executive service in, 224–228
success portfolio for, 215–216
visibility in, 207–208
career appointment, 256
career coaches, 198

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