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

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Chapter 10
Completing Your Application Package
In This Chapter
♦ KSAs made easy
♦ Writing winning KSA essays
♦ Tips on answering government questionnaires
♦ A sample application questionnaire
Your federal resumé is an important part of the application process, but it’s not the only step toward getting a federal job. The government uses at least two other ways to determine whether you’re the right fit for a position: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) and questionnaires.
KSAs require the applicant to write several short-answer responses (essays) that range from assessing soft skills, such as “Ability to communicate in writing,” to hard technical skills, such as “Knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.”
While KSAs are popular among ...

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