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

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Prepping for Your Interview

It takes diligence, persistence, and a lot of preparation time to put your best foot forward during interviews, but it is well worth the effort. Hiring managers and other interviewers want to be impressed and want to spend their time in good conversation with people whom they’d be comfortable working with and who can do the job.

Do Your Homework

You can find out nearly everything you need to know by doing an Internet search on your government agency; you may also be able to find info on the people who will interview you. Look to see how the organization is ranked on www.bestplacestowork.org. Get to know the mission and the challenges of the organization. Prepare thoughtful questions to ask your interviewers.

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