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The Straight Story Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:53 PM
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For those looking for a job:
Search the US govt job openings by state, agency, etc

http://jobsearch.usajobs.gov /

Had a good interview myself this week, should hear back 2nd week of February (Which seems to be when I have gotten most my jobs as companies get their budgets approved and implemented around that time).

Lots of govt jobs showing up, worth a look!
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:54 PM
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1. good luck.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:58 PM
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2. A federal job is about the only path to security nowadays.
I hope you get it.
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 06:58 PM
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3. Oops Dupe
Edited on Sun Jan-17-10 06:58 PM by dkf
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:06 PM
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4. Thanks!
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happy_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:14 PM
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5. K&R
That's very sweet of you...

and good luck!
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KG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:18 PM
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6. nothing there in my field. at least it's warm in FL most of the year.
i got my bridge picked out.
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Bravo Zulu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:21 PM
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7. Also, FYI
Pa. passed a law for table games and the Meadows Casino and the Rivers Casino are going to hire 700 people to deal cards, they say that it will pay about $40.000. The Meadows is accepting applications on line. Erie isn't going to have poker, just bj and craps, nemacolin will have some tables!

http://www.meadowsgaming.com/employment_and_diversity.h...
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:21 PM
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8. I just got a Canadian government job
It seems that the government is the only employer hiring here. And I think the department I'm joining was helped by stimulus money.

I start tomorrow.
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StarfarerBill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:24 PM
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9. Thanks, SS, and good luck!
:)
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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:29 PM
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10. Good luck to you
:)
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malletgirl02 Donating Member (938 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:31 PM
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11. Federal Government
I also heard that many people are getting ready to retire, so there should be several openings. Especially for mid-senior level people.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 08:40 PM
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12. Thank you for the link! Good luck, everyone! nt
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duphase Donating Member (93 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 09:16 PM
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13. Most effective way to get a good new job is also the fastest way.

Forget the Resume Lottery.

Send a letter to the hiring authority telling him/her what you can do to help them and their department reach their goals faster.

Compete mainly on the basis of what you can do and less on your prior job history.


You want the decision about contacting you for an interview to be made on the basis of criteria that you can more likely WIN on -
and that will almost always mean your CAPABILITIES, not ancient history (your resume).

Put the emphasis on the FUTURE, not the past.


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Walk away Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:01 PM
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15. and don't be over 50. nt
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:42 PM
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18. Exactly. n/t
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:00 PM
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14. Trouble is that I'm not qualifed or motivated to do anything of importance
so I'm just going to coast the last 8 or 9 years until retirement in what I call my semi-retirement. Meaning I only work as much as I need to in order to pay my bills. So far, it's working quite nicely.
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Joe the Liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:19 PM
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16. Wow I'm going to apply at a few of those......
there's quite few openings here in my state, It's a long shot but it wouldn't hurt to apply anyways, thanks for the link.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:43 PM
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20. Most of these jobs are VERY exacting in their requirements
so it may be next to impossible to secure a job. The federal civil service tends to be very competitive.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:41 PM
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17. They've got nothing in my area (geographically) that's...in my area (of experience).
But thanks anyway.
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-17-10 10:43 PM
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19. good luck to you.
Thanks for posting the link and I hope you get the job!
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