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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FOREWORD

Lily Whiteman’s neat, well-organized book demonstrated that my many years on the subcommittee with direct oversight over federal employees haven’t taught me all I want to know. This nugget of a book will tell you what you don’t know, what you need to know, and what you may not have thought to ask about federal employment and promotion. Whiteman, herself a federal writer who has served as a federal hiring manager, is skillful in culling the essentials and meticulous in providing accurate information. She draws on other federal experts on the inside as well to provide information not easily available elsewhere. At the same time, this readable paperback has much to offer a wider audience seeking up-to-date approaches to employers in today’s competitive job and promotion market.

The book’s breadth (interns to managers as well as Congress and agencies) is matched by attention to detail. Yet, Whiteman does not take you in the weeds. Discussion that could get complicated, such as job qualifications and the ranking of applicants, is uncannily concise. In plain-speaking language, she concentrates on the basics for a fruitful federal job and promotion search while also offering helpful tips and insights.

Whiteman’s book is being issued as federal employment is becoming more attractive and more available. The collapse of prestigious companies has made the private sector less glamorous. Federal jobs seem a lot more inviting today as the country experiences the most serious economic crisis since the 1930s.

However, this good news about federal employment also assures a large pool of applicants. More Americans seeking jobs and promotions are likely to be attracted by government stability and benefits. Baby boomers, who have been quick to retire, may respond to the poor economy and its impact on retirement savings by staying in place longer. As federal job and promotion opportunities become more competitive, the information in these pages will grow even more valuable.

The varied and increasingly important missions of the federal sector virtually assure that the federal sector will grow. Federal employment offers a version of virtually all the major job categories in the private sector. No single employer has this range of opportunities for jobs and promotions and locations in the U.S. and overseas. How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job is an invaluable tool for the federal job and promotion search, but the guidance in these pages will serve the reader wherever good jobs are available.

— Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (Washington, D.C.)

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