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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 10Mastering Online Applications

“There have been times when I encountered so many maddening problems on online applicationsystems that by the time I could finally submit my application, I was so wigged out that I bore ascary resemblance to Nick Nolte in his infamous mug shot.”—A FRUSTRATED (BUT ULTIMATELY SUCCESSFUL) FEDERAL JOB APPLICANT

Like private-sector organizations, many federal organizations are automating their hiring processes through USAJOBS and other systems. But the bad news is that there is no such thing as a glitch-free online application system. Virtually all online application systems (including private-sector ones) have annoying constraints, snags, and potentially fatal traps that can thwart the unwary. This chapter ...

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