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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job, 2nd Edition by Eleanor Holmes Norton, Lily Madeleine Whiteman

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PREFACE

Common Myths About Federal Jobs

1. Government salaries are low. No! Studies and anecdotal reports show that federal salaries compare very favorably to private-sector salaries. And federal “benies” and job security are unparalleled. Plus, some feds receive up to $60,000 in student loan repayments. This book provides the most complete, accurate guidance available anywhere on federal salaries.

2. Federal salaries are nonnegotiable. No! Federal salaries are usually negotiable. This is the only book that explains how to negotiate federal salaries.

3. The applicant with the best connections usually gets the job. No! The applicant who impresses hiring managers the most usually gets the job. This is the only book that provides application advice ...

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