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Government Employment Update

The federal sector hired 162,839 new federal employees nationwide and overseas in 2013. Almost a third, 31 percent, were veterans. The Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration were the two largest hiring agencies. The Affordable Health Care Act includes over 100 new regulatory agencies and commissions and more federal regulators will be needed to administer new EPA and OSHA regulations and to manage the many other federal programs that have been implemented by the current administration. Immigration reform will potentially increase hiring of Border Patrol Agents and Customs Officers. Even with the projected growth and hiring some agencies continue to offer voluntary early retirements to address budget shortfalls.

There is considerable competition for anyone seeking federal employment and those interested in working for Uncle Sam must develop a professional federal style resume and application to remain competitive and start the process early to improve their chances of success.



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Page updated 10/27/2014

Resume Service


Apply early using the application process and comprehensive resume guide in The Book of U.S. Government Jobs to make a connection. It pays to apply for federal jobs well in advance of the time you will be available for employment. Applications can take six to eight weeks for processing. It may take longer if written tests are required, especially in overseas areas. Many human resource departments are limiting open periods for job announcements. They also may only accept applications until a fixed number of applications are received or until the closing date of the announcement.
Recently, we have noticed that job announcements are being limited in duration to as little as one week or less. Check for vacancies frequently to ensure you don't miss an opportunity to bid on a desirable overseas job.  When applying for any federal job, especially overseas jobs, read the job announcement carefully, highlight actions that you must take to apply and don't leave out anything. If you don't submit all required information and forms your application may be rejected or at the very least you won't rate "Best Qualified" for the position.


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Hiring Agency Directory 


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Department Overseas Employment Total Employment
Agriculture 884 104,469
Commerce 398 80,167
Defense 47,229 736,592
Education 6 4,101
Energy 21 16,145
Health & Human Services 332 67,449
Homeland Security 3,700 179,905
Housing & Urban Development 80 9,585
Interior 366 75,381
Justice 2,059 113,495
Labor 39 16,902
State 22,261 37,464
Transportation 322 57,277
Treasury 679 109,189
Veterans Affairs 4,571 297,318



Overseas job listings

Explore and apply for all overseas job vacancies in the government and private sectors to improve you chance of employment. You can post your private sector resume online at no cost to expand your job search. (Caution) Don't post your federal style resume online without removing all sensitive information such as your Social Security Number, etc. 

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Detailed overseas employment information is included in the paperback version of The Book Of U.S. Government Jobs. This book includes:
Overseas agency personnel office addresses and phone numbers

  • Overseas Job hotlines
  • Overseas job web sites
  • Placement services
  • Pacific job opportunities
  • Atlantic job opportunities
  • NAFI positions
  • Over 50 web sites to connect direct to agencies employing overseas workers
  • Description of major overseas employing agencies with numbers employed and key jobs that they fill.

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