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What is the best way to land a federal job on the Information Technology field?

Currently I am reading some books on how to prepare resumes for federal jobs. I looked in usajob.opm.gov for jobs and apply, but I always seem to not even get called (not pass the first screening). I currently have a bachelors degree in Information Technology, planning on getting my master starting on march 23 and hold 4 comptia certifications (will get some microsoft ones soon). What am I doing wrong? I understand that many people prefer to work in the states and I am looking at overseas jobs. I forgot to mention that I served in the U.S. Navy for 7 years, so I have veterans preference. Check my online portfolio at http://www.prnetcom.com/portfolio/index.html and let me know what i might be doing wrong. My resume is in there too.

Asked By: supacoqui - 3/18/2007
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Experience is usually the entry criteria...unless specified otherwise. Book learning and certifications are proof that you are capable of learning, but unless you have been there, you are untested and untrained.
Answered By: torskie - 3/18/2007
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Bill Gates went before Congress and said his firm has 3,000 unfilled jobs. Mr. Bill wants H1-B visa workers. Join the Army, serve your time in infantry, relist and get cert and prefs for government.
Answered By: blessed_thang - 3/18/2007
 
Or you can hack some federal dept and get arrested...then the Men In Black walk in and offer you a job....lets face it you need to give more detail than what you have...IT Support, Network, Dbase, Coding. Management what is it that you are after... More
Answered By: wurreker - 3/25/2007
 
I looked at your site. The first sentence (on the scrolling welcome part) has quite a number of grammar mistakes. Also, you show a lot of pride in being from Puerto Rico, which is awesome because it's a beatiful place and being from there is something to be proud of...but if you are showing this to people while looking... More
Answered By: softttlyy - 3/26/2007
 
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