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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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CHAPTER 6Those !@#! Vacancy Announcements

“Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is anATTITUDE that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life-facing new challenges,seizing new opportunities, testing our resources against the unknown andin the process, discovering our own unique potential.”—JOHN AMATT, MOUNT EVEREST CLIMBER AND WILDERNESS EXPEDITION LEADER

So, you’ve found a juicy job opening(s), and you’re rarin’ to throw your hat into the ring and apply, right? Well, not so quick. First, you’ve got to figure out if you can and should apply for the opening. And to do that, you must decipher those dense announcements of federal jobs called “vacancy announcements”; this task is commonly associated with ...

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