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

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CHAPTER 9Your Bragging Writes

“You can’t sit around and wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.”—JACK LONDON, AUTHOR OF THE CALL OF THE WILD

Many job seekers sell themselves short: they omit from their applications many potentially pivotal credentials. Then when they do describe their credentials, they use forgettable, ho-hum terms instead of words that convey the importance of their contributions. Other job seekers fill their applications with vague, self-serving puffery unsupported by specifics.

These kinds of problems are caused by common tendencies. For example, most of us:

image Forget some of our important achievements. No matter ...

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