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

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Marketing Your Experience

Think about what skills an agency might not have developed “in house,” but would be wanting from a new employee. Did you work on a grant or at an institution that was federally funded? Do you have experience at a private-sector organization that sells to the government? Do you know a foreign language that’s in demand? Have you taken specialized training courses or gained certifications over the years that could be added to your resumé? Don’t hold back—agencies want to see all your experience.
Many job applicants from other sectors forget to beef up their federal resumés to include items that might have been commonplace or assumed in their long-term career. For instance, if you are a certified public accountant (CPA) ...

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