"Peppered with cartoons and a touch of wit, Whiteman's book is the layman's field guide to a federal job search." —Roll Call
"An easy read using everyday language, Whiteman explains the often difficult and hard to navigate human resource system within the government, making it easy for both the neophyte and the well-seasoned government expert to move through the book with limited bumps and hurdles.” —OhMyGov!
"Overall, a broad and optimistic view of federal jobs and the employment process that should both prepare readers for the job hunt as well as inspire them." —Career Opportunities News
"From lesser-known ways of finding openings to negotiating salary and getting quickly promoted, this is an outstanding guide recommended for any library strong in job opportunities and career guidance." —Midwest Book Review
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.