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Old 6 January 2014, 21:57
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Old 7 January 2014, 09:59
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Old 8 January 2014, 21:56
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Old 9 January 2014, 10:21
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Old 20 February 2014, 04:24
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Well shit... I think USAJOBs finally worked for me.

Got a TO for a GS12 gig in Germany.

Hopefully, this pans out....
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Old 21 February 2014, 13:58
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TO? Temporary offer?

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Old 21 February 2014, 17:33
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TO? Temporary offer?

Nice!
Tentative Offer. They have to make sure my Clearance is good/active and I had to send in forms (Declaration to work Fed Gov, Housing, etc....).

I've got more crap to send in apparently but they are just wanting a bit at a time... LOL.
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Old 21 February 2014, 19:42
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Well shit... I think USAJOBs finally worked for me.

Got a TO for a GS12 gig in Germany.

Hopefully, this pans out....
Three letters, LQA
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Old 21 February 2014, 20:25
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That form has been filed out and sent back to them....
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Old 3 March 2014, 11:27
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Old 15 March 2014, 16:29
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Some recent lessons learned being involved in my organization's hiring process:

1) Utilize the cover letter option (especially if you're using the USAJOBS resume builder). This can help highlight the key areas of why you are a good candidate for the position being announced, particularly for GS 11 and above jobs. For supervisory positions, definitely use it. Don't make it a book, though. It's an executive summary & opportunity to communicate your mindset/approach and how it would benefit said organization.

2) VERY competitive candidate pools for technical jobs (STEM). Even on certs where hiring is restricted to Fed or Vets only, we are seeing multiple candidates that we'd love to hire, but can't due to the limitations on the #of billets. Some orgs are getting stacks of qualified resumes as certain agencies are downsizing and others are growing as realignments occur.

3) People are being hired off phone interviews, so ensure the cover letter and resume help support (not be the center of) your conversations in answering the interviewer's questions. We've rejected candidates who were great on paper, but were't good active listeners. These were the types who, regardless of the question being posed, wanted the interview panel to walk through the resume. A resume and cover letter address whether someone has the necessary qualifications to do the job, the interviews are an opportunity to gage the candidate's professional behavior. Other red flags have been "my way or the highway" types who display lack of an ability to adapt (federal government policies/regs are quite chaotic and fluid right now). Entitlement attitudes don't help, either. We know the environment is broken - how can you help us succeed through it? (EDIT - I don't mean short cuts violating laws/polices, rather new solutions.) My recommendation is to not assume the professional experience noted on a resume is enough to get the job, only to potentially get an interview. Be prepared (work on it if it isn't your strength) to answer questions regarding a variety of topics that may address behaviors, not just the technical side of things for said job.

4) There is lot of variability on hiring panels/processes, so the above isn't gospel just my recent experiences. However, if you come across a squared away panel, that should be good news as people will be evaluated on their merits. Do your homework and scan OPM's descriptions for the job and other federal resources out there. Candidate's who've demonstrated they've done their homework on the agency they've applied to highlights a proactive approach. Don't look for loopholes in the policies/regs out there. We've had people after a successful interview, highlight a bunch of exceptions in regs/policies to show why they should receive non-standard considerations - not the correct attitude to start off on a potential new job (and a great way for a potential offer to stop in it's tracks).

Good luck to those in the process.

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Old 25 March 2014, 16:13
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Applied to a job in early November. Was referred for continued processing about a week later. Today I received this notification.

"Good Day,

Congratulations! Recently you applied for the Foreign Service Security Protective Specialist position and your application package was deemed you eligible to move forward to be invited to the written and oral assessments."

The site does work, you just have to be patient.
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Old 16 April 2014, 22:02
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A USAJOBs winner..... I just got the "Hired" put in my status box....

AFRICOM jacked around with my HR stuff too much to the point I'm taking a job @ Camp Fuji working for the USMC..... FP Manager for the Camp.
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Old 17 April 2014, 00:51
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USAJobs can kiss my ass...

Literally 100+ applications and ONE interview, for a Biometrics position working USA Visit. I was a bit overqualified for the job, having been a Biometrics OPS Manager for the previous five years. It was obvious from the first question that they had already chosen their boy, and my interview was a finger drill to satisfy the law.

"Can you describe any situation where you were required to submit a report that contained a table in a MS Word document? WTF?

It went downhill from there.
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Old 17 April 2014, 01:19
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It really is a fucking shame how inefficient it is. Or efficient, if the point is to keep out motivated guys and gals who want to keep serving their country.

My boss at DoS when I interned there put it well, when he told me "every listing at USAJobs has a dark story behind it".
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Old 17 April 2014, 02:02
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USAJobs can kiss my ass....
I'd blame that more on the hiring agency than USAJOBs.

Hiring agencies can yap all they want about not having someone picked out already....but by your posted question and my going over other announcements, you can clearly see that is a false statement.

In my case, the job was posted February 26, 2014 to March 05, 2014....with two weeks, the hiring authority had me on the phone. Last week, he was doing my references and I got the call on Monday.

That's record time in my books. I'm still pending shit that I applied for/interviewed for back in Dec......and have been told I am still in the process. Fuck that...

Camp Fuji bound....
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Old 17 April 2014, 02:05
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It really is a fucking shame how inefficient it is.
As stated, I don't believe its the web site itself.....it the agencies that jack shit up from the get go with multiple announcements, canceled announcements then put back up hours/days later, announcements worded fucked up or aiming at one person they have in mind, etc.......

Also, the fact that once they send stuff to the hiring authority, it appears that there is no time-limit to make a selection...... they do it whenever they fucking feel like it....and 1/2 the time they don't send the stuff out so you have no clue if they even hired or not.
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Old 17 April 2014, 08:21
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A USAJOBs winner..... I just got the "Hired" put in my status box....

AFRICOM jacked around with my HR stuff too much to the point I'm taking a job @ Camp Fuji working for the USMC..... FP Manager for the Camp.
I would kill to work in Japan, I can link you up with a SGM friend at Zama if you would like.
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Old 17 April 2014, 10:22
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I would kill to work in Japan, I can link you up with a SGM friend at Zama if you would like.
Would love any contact info you have with folks there. I've got one friend there.....and that's it.

Pure luck and happy has hell that the USMC is (at least in this case) was very quick about things.
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Old 17 April 2014, 19:40
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Would love any contact info you have with folks there. I've got one friend there.....and that's it.

Pure luck and happy has hell that the USMC is (at least in this case) was very quick about things.
Let me know when you get here and get settled, I could probably meet you in Tokyo for a beer or 10.
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