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

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Applying Offline

USAJOBS.gov has become a great tool for applicants to search for jobs, create a federal resumé, and apply for the position they want. Still, some applicants prefer submitting an application by mailing it in to an agency. However, unless the vacancy announcement stipulates that the agency will accept only paper applications, you should submit your application on USAJOBS.gov. Otherwise, your application could get lost in the shuffle—or receipt of your application could be significantly delayed due to the fact that all snail mail is irradiated for security purposes.
Job postings on USAJOBS.gov will often tell you whether the agency will accept paper applications via mail. If the announcement states that the agency does not accept ...

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