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

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Sample KSAs

We wouldn’t let you wade into the KSA waters without an idea of what to expect and how to respond. Here’s a common prompt:
Ability to communicate in writing
A bad response might look like this:
“Over the course of my career, I have produced many reports for a large audience. My colleagues have often commended me for my ability to write compelling arguments.”
Here’s what a good response might look like:
“In my current position as donor relations manager, I produce written materials for a wide external audience. Last year, I was asked to create an information-sharing campaign for our donors. This was a significant challenge as our contact with donors had traditionally been ad hoc and lacked a unified message. In response, I created ...

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