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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service

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Cracking the Job-Posting Code

So you’ve found a position that sounds interesting in your dream city of Kansas City, Missouri (or wherever your dream city may be). The next step is reading the actual job posting and deciding whether it’s right for you. Although government job postings are not always easy to read and understand, this section should help you decode job postings.
Let’s walk through a sample USAJOBS.gov job posting and find out what other information you need to pay attention to and what can be ignored to simplify your search.
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Closing Date

The closing date is the final date you can submit your full application for consideration ...

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