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What is the best way to get a job with the Federal Government?

I heard the Federal Government is hiring. I have been trying for a long time to get a job there. I went to this website http://www.usajobs.gov/ I summit my resume and fill out the online application and then I get an acknowledgment letter. Do you have any tips, idea's, or insight. I really want to work for the Federal Government. Thank you for your time.

Asked By: CuteinMyRedShoes - 6/19/2009
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In all honesty, applying for anything above an entry level job (GS 7 and 9 are entry level depending on qualifications) is almost a waste of time. Most jobs at 11 or above are filled by someone already in that job and is due a promotion. Government rules say you just can't promote someone, you have to post the job... More
Answered By: Steve D - 6/19/2009
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Apply for a job you are qualified for. Really, that's about it.
Answered By: blutic11 - 6/19/2009
 
Honestly, it's about knowing someone. Those jobs are difficult to get so if you know someone that works for the government then your odds are much better. That's why my son got hired. Good luck.
Answered By: blt830 - 6/19/2009
 
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