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

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Answering Application Questionnaires

Although KSAs have been for some time now a popular way for many agencies to screen candidates, agencies also use application questionnaires to do basically the same thing.
Application questionnaires vary in length, but may have 50 to 100 questions, as well as a combination of multiple-choice and short-essay questions. The format of the multiple-choice questions may be yes/no or true/false. There may also be statements that require you to summarize your experience or expertise in performing certain tasks using a scale that ranges from “no experience” to “expert.” If you find yourself answering “no experience” or “little experience” to several of these questions, you are likely not qualified for that particular ...

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