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

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Appendix D
Application Checklist
Now that you’ve learned everything there is to know about getting government jobs, here’s a handy yet thorough checklist that puts what you’ve learned into action items.
1. Research federal agencies.
❑ Use Appendix A to learn agency missions, and decide which agencies interest you most.
2. Plan your career path.
❑ Determine which career path best fits your short- and long-term goals.
❑ If you are interested in working abroad, remember that there are thousands of overseas jobs, not including the Peace Corps.
3. Register with USAJOBS.gov.
❑ From the USAJOBS home page, follow the USAJOBS First Stop link.
❑ Create your user account.
4. Build Your federal resumé.
❑ From the USAJOBS home page, click the My Resumes ...

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