“This book will become an instant classic. It is chock full of make-or-break advice—available nowhere else— about every phase of the job-search process and about getting ahead in government.”
—Kelly Paisley, former Deputy Director of the Vice-President’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government
“This book pulls together needed and hard-to-find information on ways to get a job in federal government. It is a very helpful resource.”
—Sandy Hessler, Director of Career Advancement, Harvard Kennedy School
“[T]he layman’s field guide to a federal job search…based on hundreds of interviews with federal hiring managers and job hunters.”
—Roll Call, the newspaper of Capitol Hill
“Have you ever gone to a bookstore and sorted through all the books about getting a federal job? Well I have and I want to let you know they are all horrible. Basically, they are all scam books re-purposing content that is available for free on sites like USAJOBS.gov. Further, most of the authors have never worked as a fed and are just trying to get a quick book.
Which brings us to How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job. It is totally different. In this book, Lily brings together the highlights of her years of Federal Times columns and adds her experience as a federal employee and federal hiring manager. The best part are the examples culled from years of working as a fed, hiring feds, and helping people get hired as feds. It provides all the insider tips of the process and informal guidance you need.
In summary, this book rocks. This is not a book you read at the bookstore over 10 minutes. This is a book you buy. Read. Read-again. And reference. If anyone asks you how to get a federal job, just tell them to buy this book. If they ask you again, tell them to read it twice as there are tons of little gems dispersed throughout the book. And if you are already in the federal system, this is an essential career guide as it tells you how to navigate the waters, find your next job, get promoted, and negotiate your salary (yes you can do this as a fed).”
—Steve Ressler, Founder and President of http://www.GovLop.org, the leading social networking site for public sector employees
“An excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in securing an internship in the public sector…. A great resource for new-career professionals and mid-career professionals who seek a federal career and are interested in ‘insider’ tips to navigate the federal hiring process … describes the myriad of diversity programs for women, minorities, and disabled job seekers … provides for easy reading and a straightforward approach … will almost certainly ensure that job-seekers submit an A+ application …. Anyone looking for a federal job, or any job for that matter, would definitely benefit by reading this book.”
—Journal of Public Management & Social Policy
“The strength of Lily Whiteman’s manual lies in her ability to present information in an easy-to-digest format…. In addition, Whiteman does an admirable job of providing extensive “how-to” examples for her readers. From sample ways to transform ‘boring’ résumé accomplishments into attention-grabbing statements to her many self-assessment worksheets, the author focuses on really showing, not just telling job-seekers how to be successful.”
—The Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers