Do Your Homework
By doing some research on the front end of your job search, you can demonstrate to the people you’re networking with that you’re serious about your government job search and your professional future. Learning targeted information now will build your confidence for discussing your interest in government work. This includes:
♦ Agency acronyms
♦ Agency missions
♦ Current agency leaders and decision makers
♦ News stories or current issues facing the agency
Obviously, you don’t need to learn every acronym, mission, and person in a position of leadership for every agency. Given that there are more than 200 agencies, this would likely take more time and energy than is necessary at this stage in your job search. Instead, stick to ...