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How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions and More!
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With over 40 per cent of the federal government's 1.6 million employees retiring over the next 10 years (including about 90 per cent of senior managers), this is the perfect time for job seekers to land top-paying, secure and dynamic federal jobs and for current federal employees to quickly climb the federal career ladder. Yet until now, no truly up-to-date or comprehensive book has existed to give readers comprehensive, practical advice on how to land a federal job, internship, or fellowship and how to land federal promotions.Entertainingly written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself as a hiring manager, this reader-friendly book steers prospective applicants through every stage of their job search -- from finding unadvertised openings to sealing enviable deals. This book draws on interviews with more than 100 other hiring managers. Including a companion CD filled with sample resumes and worksheets, this is the book to have whether you are seeking an internship, your first federal job or an executive promotion.

With over 40 per cent of the federal government's 1.6 million employees retiring over the next 10 years (including about 90 per cent of senior managers), this is the perfect time for job seekers to land top-paying, secure and dynamic federal jobs and for current federal employees to quickly climb the federal career ladder. Yet until now, no truly up-to-date or comprehensive book has existed to give readers comprehensive, practical advice on how to land a federal job, internship, or fellowship and how to land federal promotions.

Entertainingly written by a successful career coach who has climbed the federal career ladder herself as a hiring manager, this reader-friendly book steers prospective applicants through every stage of their job search -- from finding unadvertised openings to sealing enviable deals. This book draws on interviews with more than 100 other hiring managers. Including a companion CD filled with sample resumes and worksheets, this is the book to have whether you are seeking an internship, your first federal job or an executive promotion.

Customer Reviews:

  • Finally, got hired by the advice provided in this book.
    This book was worth purchasing, I thought about hiring resume professionals which was costly, $55.00 per KSA questions, and $250.00 for resume? Yeah right, I kept my money and invested in this book. I landed my current job following the techniques in this book. Time and patience is all you need. Bravo, to Lily Whiteman! And previous 5 star reviewers that geared me towards purchasing this book!...more info
  • Great Resource
    Lily Whiteman has written a comprehensive resource for landing a federal job. She provides a real insider's perspective and covers topics that are hard to learn elsewhere except through direct experience. The book covers everything from how to find positions, to writing your federal resume, to filling out online applications, and how to ensure your application makes the top of the pile. She also has great advice for interviewing and for advancing your federal career....more info
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    The book is a must have for individuals seeking employment with federal agencies. Prior to my purchase, I interviewed with 8 federal agencies with no job offers. After purchasing this book and utilizing some of the tips, I interviewed with one federal agency and received an employment offer within 21 days. It also provides tips for moving up within the federal government. It comes with a disk with many of the tips shared within the book so you do not have to re-invent the wheel. ...more info
  • Terrific guide to landing a federal job
    Worth every penny for its valuable information, advice and useful tips on navigating the frustrating process of finding federal employment! I will never approach an on-line employment application the same way again, or an interview (pay special attention to Ms. Whiteman's advice on the 'portfolio' step -- I think it made the difference for me on actually getting an offer). Now that I finally have my federal job I will use the book to find out the best way up the career ladder. I don't usually buy books like this, but this was the best investment I've made in a long time. Highly recommended!...more info
  • Don't bring a knife to a gunfight: A federal hiring manual that stacks the odds!
    I didn't know it could be done. A job search/career development book that is actually fun to read.

    Although Lily Whiteman's book is targeted for federal jobs, most of the advice is relevant to the private side as well. The author is a federal insider who has not forgotten how strange the view can look from the outside. Fortunately for the reader she is both an excellent guide and pragmatic coach.

    This book stands out for the following reasons:

    - Funny, engaging, and witty. Seriously - it's funny, but more importantly...
    - Hard hitting, common-sense advice presented without frills or condescension
    - Packaged with a CD full of example documents, templates, and further advice

    Bottom line - This book clearly explained not only the complex and sometimes intimidating federal job hiring process, but also provided solid advice backed by real-world examples on how to best improve the odds of job-hunting success. I strongly recommend it.
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  • Logical and Thorough Blueprint for Landing a Government Job
    After checking out several books aimed at guiding one through a targeted Federal Government job search, I came across How to Land a Top-Paying Federal Job: Your Complete Guide to Opportunities, Internships, Resumes and Cover Letters, Application Essays (KSAs), Interviews, Salaries, Promotions and More! by Lily Whiteman. I wish I had come across this first as it was by far the most thorough, helpful, practical and current out of the lot. It's action oriented and is comprehensive in a very thoughtful way. You're not wasting your time going through pages/chapters trying to fish out what is useful to you and the author does a good job of prodding you along to make your job search a success. This is a very crucial part of the job search. There aren't just smatterings of links and resources, but logical outlines and paths to follow while searching for a government job. This book has changed the way I've approached my job search and has yielded results that I wasn't experiencing before. Comes with a helpful CD. Highly recommended....more info
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    Lily is able to compact the information that has been floating around regarding getting employed with the federal government. Her insight ties all of this information together into an easily digestible book. Her writing style is one that is very informative but not boring.

    I purchased this book out of curiosity and was able to share just a few of the gems in it with a friend who was applying for federal jobs. A quote from her "I studied the interview questions in the book and when i was interviewing it felt like deja vu. Every question that I studied in the book was asked in the interview with no surprise questions". My friend got the job a week later.

    I say stop listening to all of the rumors and false information and pick up this book if you want to land a Top Paying Federal Job. I would also highly recommend this book for anyone looking for employment in the commercial sector as well....more info