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Federal Government Job Application Tips

By Eric Civi

Even in these times, the federal government keeps hiring specifically because Federal duty never stops for as long as there are American men and women to serve. However, you will realize that federal jobs are very competitive by virtue of the nature of public work. The following tips should help you achieve the purpose in a quick, simple and convenient manner.

First, keep your resume succinct. You have to keep your relevant achievements, qualifications and other professional details in a succinct way – use bullets and headings, arranged from the most to the least essential and use short paragraphs.

Second, prove your passion for the position. The best way to mention this desirable trait is to cite specific examples of the situations where you applied resourcefulness, creativity and drive to achieve a specific purpose.

Third, check for mistakes. A lot of job applications have been rejected at the first mistake, be it in grammar, typos or personal data. Edit and re-edit until until it is absolutely perfect. Only then will you be ready to send your resume and application.

Fourth, answer every written question, if possible. Even if you have no right answer to a question, just write the most related thing that comes to mind or just place “not applicable” in the appropriate fields.

Fifth and most importantly, know everything there is to know about the agency. You will have no excuse not to gather information considering that almost all government agencies have their own websites, without forgetting the offline sources of news.

That way, you can answer the questions asked by the interviewers about your knowledge of the agency and the job. Ask present employees, if you have to, but make sure that it is done discreetly.

During the interview, you should mention all the things that you learned to impress hiring managers. These include coming in your business attire, looking at the interviewers in the eye, answering questions in a direct and careful way and then saying your thanks when the interview is over.

Government jobs are coveted positions nowadays. It pays to be ready from the submission of application forms to the interviews and then the completion of papers for hiring purposes.

Learn more about Federal job applications and Federal resume writing.

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Civi, Eric "Federal Government Job Application Tips." Federal Government Job Application Tips. 3 Jul. 2010. 10 Jul 2015 <>.

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