The following list of highly informative
resources can be used to research federal agencies, review what's
happening in the federal sector, locate job vacancies, identify
professional resume services, and much more. These resources will help
with your job search.
- Federal Career Development Center (
This service assists current federal employees to evaluate and achieve their
short and long term career goals. This site guides visitors through the
planning process and includes making a personal assessment,
Individual Development Plan completion, interviews, application
assistance including KSA development, networking techniques, and much more.
- Federal Employees Retirement Planning Guide (
BLOG at www.fedretire.net)
This FREE service is for federal employees planning their retirement and to
assist retirees with benefits and survivor questions.
Everything from general benefits, annuity calculations, setting a retirement
date, estate planning, and everything in between.
- Federal Jobs Network ( http://federaljobs.net )
This career center helps anyone who is actively seeking government
employment and current federal employees looking for career progression.
Visit this site to locate information on all government jobs including
positions overseas, jobs with the U.S. Postal Service, special appointments
for people with disabilities, job application guidance, student hiring
programs, veterans preference and direct links to hundreds of locations that
provide guidance to job seekers.
- Nuclear Jobs Network (www.nukejob.net)
This site offers comprehensive career information and job listings of
federal, state and private sector nuclear jobs in all areas. Explore high
paying jobs in the following areas:
- Federal Times (http://www.federaltimes.com)
Federal Times is the newsweekly for U.S. Federal employees. This site
includes: searchable 1996 pay rates for all 33 locality areas, news stories,
legislative updates, current job listings for career/competitive service
employees, bulletin boards, and online store and links to selected related
- GovLoop is the largest social network for government
employees. Consisting of over 65,000+ federal, state, and local
government leaders, the site provides free online trainings, jobs and
career advice, news and best practices, and more. Sign
up to receive GovLoop updates and
we'll send you a free copy of the e-book "Framework to Managing Your
- Government Executive Magazine (http://www.govexec.com)
GovExec.com is government's business news daily and the premier Web site for
federal managers and executives. Every day, GovExec.com covers the latest
news for federal professionals, including budget negotiations,
appropriations measures, and other events, as reported by the staffs of
Government Executive, National Journal, Congress Daily, and the five daily
publications of the American Political Network. Government Executive in its
print incarnation is a monthly business magazine serving senior executives
and managers in the federal government's departments and agencies.
- Military City Online Web Outpost (http://www.militarycity.com)
This is an excellent resource for anyone interested in working for the
Department of Defense. It includes huge searchable databases of U.S.
military people and of U.S. bases worldwide, brief news summaries,
downloadable photos and files, bulletin boards, an online store and links to
top military-related Web sites.
JOB HUNTING HINT: Use this Web site to locate military
installations in your area or in areas that you are considering relocating
to. Over 700,000 federal civil service workers are employed by the
Department of Defense. Contact all military base civilian personnel (Human
Resource) offices in your area to identify job openings.
- Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Provides
recruitment support for agencies, lists job vacancies and administers the
federal civil service personnel system. They operate USAJobs.gov and develop
qualification standards and assist agencies to
write federal job announcements
for all federal civil service jobs.
- POSTALWORK.NET http://postalwork.net
Visit this site for listing of Postal Service job hotlines and online job
lists. This site is very informative and offers a wealth of information for
those seeking jobs with the U.S. Postal Service. It includes job
descriptions, the Postal Service pay schedule, job listing links, toll free
job hotlines and much more. Recommended.
The federal government is
actively hiring and in large numbers. Many private companies are charging
anywhere from $100 to over $1,000 dollars for test prep materials and online
self assessments and evaluations. The federal government does not charge anyone
for this information and 80% of all federal government (non-postal service) jobs
don't require a written entrance exam. The examination mentioned in the job
announcement, for the most part, is simply an evaluation of your work history,
education, and background that you list on your
federal style resume.
Applicants must meet the basic qualifications listed on a job announcement to
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs and this Web
site is all you need to explore this lucrative sector. If you are short on cash
and can't afford a copy of
The Book of U.S. Government Jobs visit your
local library. This book is one of the most checked out books at libraries
nationwide. The Skills Index in Appendix E cross references occupations and
degrees to hiring agencies. Use the Job Hunter's Checklist in Appendix A to
steer you through the process and Chapter Six provides comprehensive guidance on
how to prepare your federal style resume.
Be skeptical of any offer that requires payment for jobs and information. No
federal agency charges applicants for this information or assistance. There
are many legitimate
federal resume services that you can use that do
charge for resume preparation if you don't have the time or inclination to
do one on your own.
Also, be skeptical of government job ads on major non-government job boards
that list a toll free number and doesn't offer an immediate online application
option. All federal jobs are applied for through official federal web sites with
.gov extensions. This web site links to
over 100 federal agency human
When you call the toll free number in these bogus job ads they try to sell
you a service to assist you with finding a government or Post Office job. They
often offer a package that includes a copy of a book that you can buy at your
local book store for a fraction of what they charge for these services. Be
careful and don't get taken advantage of.
USA JOBS (Sponsored by
The USAJobs Site provides a comprehensive listing with full search capability for many
federal job vacancies, general employment information, and on-line applications
for some jobs will be added to this service in the near future. This service
also explains various hiring programs including Veterans' Preference program.
- POSTAL EMPLOYEE NETWORK
Site for postal employees featuring postal news, postal resources, and
postal career support information. All employees, craft or management, are
welcome at Postal Employee Network. Recommended - An excellent site for
current Postal employees. Job seekers will also find this site a wealth of
information including networking contacts.
Precautions to Help You Avoid Becoming a Victim
- Be suspicious of unsolicited phone calls,
visits, or email messages from individuals asking
about you, your employees, your colleagues or any
other internal information. If an unknown
individual claims to be from a legitimate
organization, try to verify his or her identity
directly with the company.
- Do not provide personal information or
information about your organization, including its
structure or networks, unless you are certain of a
person’s authority to have the information.
- Do not reveal personal or financial information
in email, and do not respond to email solicitations
for this information. This includes following links
sent in email.
- Do not send sensitive information over the
Internet before checking a website’s security (for
more information, see Protecting Your Privacy,
- Pay attention to the URL of a website.
Malicious websites may look identical to a
legitimate site, but the URL may use a variation in
spelling or a different domain (e.g., .com vs.
- If you are unsure whether an email request is
legitimate, try to verify it by contacting the
company directly. Do not use contact
information provided on a website connected to the
request; instead, check previous statements for
contact information. Information about known
phishing attacks is also available online from
groups such as the Anti-Phishing Working Group (www.antiphishing.org.
- Install and maintain anti-virus software,
firewalls, and email filters to reduce some of this
traffic (for more information, see Understanding
Understanding Anti-Virus Software,
www.us-cert.gov/ncas/tips/ST04-005; and Reducing
- Take advantage of any anti-phishing features
offered by your email client and web browser.
- Employees should take steps to monitor their
personally identifiable information and report any
suspected instances of identity theft to the FBI’s
Internet Crime Complaint Center at
- Additional information about preventative steps
by consulting the Federal Trade Commission’s
www.identitytheft.gov. The FTC also encourages
those who discover that their information has been
misused to file a complaint with the commission
using the contact information below.
Identity Theft Clearinghouse
Federal Trade Commission
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20580
www.identitytheft.gov (external link)
- Media Web Source
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