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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:34 AM
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ok, I have finished my application for the Obama administration
*keeps fingers crossed*

help me with positive thoughts, as I've only got a job until January.

(dont' worry, I'm applying other places as well, I just think it would be peachy to work for obama)
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:36 AM
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1. consider them crossed...
I would LOVE to have you working for us there!
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:37 AM
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2. hey, thanks!
:)
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cali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:37 AM
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3. good luck!
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:39 AM
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4. As what?
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:20 AM
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12. as a longshot
:)
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:48 AM
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5. Good luck! How did you apply?
Is there a central application process, or is it through well-placed people in the campaign?
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:52 AM
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7. There was a link I was going to find for you
but it has changed. I guess he got plenty of responses.
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Wolfies Revenge Donating Member (170 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:23 AM
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14. hundreds of thousands
it's gotta be worse than applying for Google. I wonder if it's really legit or if they only hire one in a million.
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:52 AM
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8. Start here:
http://change.gov/page/s/application

Then they will send you the full application.
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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:52 AM
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18. Thanx
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:50 AM
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6. Yeah, me too. Submitted a few days ago.
Good luck to you and to me but it will be very competitive. They are getting thousands of applications. Here is the response email which I assume you got as well:

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Thank you for completing your application to serve to in the Obama-Biden Administration. As you can imagine, we are receiving thousands of applications during the transition process. We will initially be focused on the most senior positions in the Administration. If you do not hear from us for several weeks or months, please do not think we have lost your information. If at any time you wish to update your application, please log in again and modify the information accordingly. Thank you again for your interest.

Sincerely,

The Obama-Biden Transition Project

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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:04 AM
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10. Do they give any generalized information as to positions?
Also, how do they send the information and how did you submit?
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:12 AM
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11. It's a standard on-line application -- about 10 pages
Edited on Wed Nov-19-08 08:19 AM by DCBob
You also have to attach current resume. There are a number of questions where you select from a list of drop downs on job type, experience type, and gov departments you are most qualified to fill. I am sure they will use these for automated search and ranking to widdle down to a manageable number for further review.

Here's a good article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/20...
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:35 AM
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17. Thanks
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:21 AM
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13. good luck to you, too!
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DCBob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:31 AM
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15. Thanks! Who knows -- we might just get in!
:hi:
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 07:58 AM
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9. it's one way that our voices and suggestions will be heard.
if you can apply do it.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 08:35 AM
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16. Cool and goodluck!
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:33 AM
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19. thanks everyone for the good thoughts!
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:09 AM
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24. Good luck to you, and anyone else losing their job..
something's gotta give...hope it gives for you...wb
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:21 PM
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27. thanks
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:34 AM
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20. That's very cool, Lerkfish
The best of luck to you.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:37 AM
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21. are all the offerings D.C.- based?
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:07 AM
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23. I have no idea.
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npincus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:11 AM
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25. hmmm...
I wish you the best of luck.

The thought of a job w/the Obama admin. is very exciting, but I/we can't move to DC.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 10:40 AM
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22. No WAY! Awesome! Rood Ruck!!!!
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 11:11 AM
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26. OMG, good luck!!!!!!!
I seriously hope you get hired.
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rvablue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:50 PM
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28. Good Luck....that would be VERY exciting!
You didn't happen to work in the Clinton administration.....just kidding!! :)
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Lerkfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-19-08 01:52 PM
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29. nope, this is a complete longshot
although I have skillz that would benefit any dept., I've not been involved in govt. thus far.

in other words, I'm not banking on it, but I am having the audacity to hope.
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