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

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Chapter 7
Understanding the Hiring Process
In This Chapter
♦ The journey of an application
♦ Average time from “submit” to start date
♦ Special hiring considerations
♦ What to do after you apply
The good news, as you already know, is that government is hiring a lot of people, in all fields, for interesting and well-paying jobs across the country and around the world. The bad news? The hiring process can be tricky and frustrating and might take longer than you expect.
Getting through the federal hiring process is like running a gauntlet in medieval times: it’s easier to get to the end if you know what’s coming at you. In this chapter, we’ll walk you through the hiring process, explaining why it is the way it is and how you can navigate ...

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